Where we are

Venetian Palazzo Zorzi has been restored by the Italian Government and is generously placed at the disposal of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe by the Municipality of Venice.

Palazzo Zorzi building dates back to the XIV century and was designed by the Italian architect Mauro Codussi around 1480 reutilizing some foundations and walls of a series of older buildings built during the XIVth century.

It is situated in the sestiere of Castello (one of the 6 "sestieri" or areas of Venice), near Campo Santa Maria Formosa, and not far from Piazza San Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni and the Church of San Zaccaria.

© UNESCO/A. Ajoux
Palazzo Zorzi courtyard

How to reach Palazzo Zorzi

Follow the indications about the best way to reach us.

The easiest way is to take vaporetto N°1 up to San Zaccaria (main vaporetto stop at Saint Mark's Square, then walk straight up the calle degli Albanesi, through the campo San Filippo e Giacomo, turn right and take the first street on the left. Go over the bridge you will encounter while you walk the calle della Corona. The entrance to Palazzo Zorzi is at the very end of the Salizada Zorzi, on the left side before the bridge (10-minute walk). Print map [355kb]

© Whistler
Late 19th. century photograph of Palazzo Zorzi Courtyard

Interesting facts


Chalk and pastel drawing of the early Renaissance courtyard of the Palazzo Zorzi on the Rio de San Severo : Venetian Courtyard. "North and East of the Grand Canal", Whistler's, Venice, Yale Univ Pr, 2000 - More


Starting from the disastrous flooding of 1966 till today, the presence of UNESCO in Venice has been constant -  More 

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