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Palazzo Centani

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Formerly known as Palazzo Rizzo, with a pointed-arch facade (15th century) facing the canal, and visable from the nearby Ponte San Tomà with a lovely courtyard and an open-air stairway. In it was born, in 1707, Carlo Goldoni, the creator of the modern theatre, the gifted and daring transformer of the "Commedia dell'Arte" into the modern comedy. Through the initiative of Aldo Ravà, an illustrious scholar of the 18th century Venetian culture, a committee of distinguished citizens composed of Signor Aldo Ravà himself, the Sen. Count Piero Foscari and Dr. Antonio Pellegrini, bought the house in 1914 and presented it to the City in 1931, for the creation of a centre for the preservation of Goldoni's relics, memorials of his life and the theatre and costumes of the 18th century. In this way, a "Casa Goldoni", Instituto di Studi Teatrali (1952) was established within it, as a seperate section of the Correr Civic Museum, which moved to it a large part, namely the theatrical one, of its own library.

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Address: San Polo 2794, 30125, Venezia

AreaVenezia, City Center, San Polo

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