The façade onto the Grand Canal bears witness to the fact that this noble palace was built in the 15th century, incorporating 12th – 13th century elements of Venetian- Byzantine architecture. The three great saloons overlooking the Grand Canal and the contiguous Rio Zaguri were enriched during the first half of the 18th century by some of Venice’s greatest artists, thanks to the patronage of Pietro Barbarigo: works by G.B. Tiepolo, Fontebasso and Mingozzi and the plasterer Carpoforo Mazzetti Tencalla, still perfectly preserved - and are of great interest to amateurs and academics alike.
The palace’s ‘piano nobile’ extends to 660 square metres and comprises three saloons overlooking the Grand Canal: the Tiepolo Room, the central hall, a bedroom decorated in stucco by Fontebasso; the great double room with its alcove, the consecrated Gentilizia Chapel, bathrooms and kitchen. Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto is fully furnished in the most delightful Venetian Baroque style.