Hotels to remember: Ca' Pesaro
Ca' Pesaro: introduction
Built in the latter half of the 17th century by the rich and noble Pesaro family, Ca' Pesaro is a prominent Palazzo which is now home to the International Gallery of Modern Art. Palazzo Ca' Pesaro was designed by Baldassare Longhena, one of the most highly acclaimed architects of Venetian Baroque, whose works also include the Church della Salute and Ca' Rezzonico; the resulting edifice is a masterpiece of Venetian Baroque civil architecture, a complex, yet at the same time harmonious structure, with a majestic façade facing the Canal Grande.
Within the Ca' Pesaro one can visit the International Gallery of Modern Art, with important collections of sculpture and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, including masterpieces by Chagall, Klimt and numerous other works by artists of the calibre of Klee, Kandinsky, Moore and Matisse.