Palazzo Rota-Ivancich is an exquisite example of a Venetian noble residence. Situated in the heart of the city, just minutes away from Saint Mark’s Square, Rialto and the Fondazione Querini-Stampalia, this 900-square metre building, distributed over three storeys, is particularly suited for cultural exhibitions, concerts, and conferences. Its construction dates back to the 16th century, while its plan is attributed to Sansovino.
In the 17th century, it was purchased by the Rota family, already proprietors of a nearby building. The building complex was then extended to engulf the adjacent palazzo, probably belonging to the Pasqualigo family, hence developing along an L-plan. The section with the entrance on calle del Remedio still presents the structure of the central hallway from which stem the richly decorated monumental halls. The façade on the side of the calle maintains its original aspect, while the one over the rio conserves only its doorway.
In 2009, this prestigious estate was reopened to the public on the occasion of the 53rd Venice Biennale of Art, housing the Mexican Pavilion. This allowed for the further standardization of the plant engineering, paving the way for simpler exhibition installations. Palazzo Rota-Ivancich, with its central position and easy accessibility, is a splendid and versatile location for any kind of art exhibition.