Peggy Guggenheim Collection
After losing her father on the Titanic, heiress Peggy Guggenheim became one of the great collectors of the 20th century. Her palatial...
Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea
Press the brass doorbell for ‘stART’ on this 17th-century palace to be buzzed up to the 2nd-storey gallery, where guest artists...
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Guarding the entrance to the Grand Canal, this 17th-century domed church was commissioned by Venice’s plague survivors as thanks for...
Musica a Palazzo
Hang onto your prosecco and brace for impact: in palace salons, the soprano’s high notes imperil glassware, and thundering baritones...
Ristorante Cantinone Storico
Tagliatelle with seasonal asparagus, prawns and artichokes in busura (prawn sauce) may sound simple, but try telling your tastebuds...
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Ca’ Dario information
Grand Canal palaces rank among the world’s most desirable real estate, and multi-coloured marble Gothic marvel Ca’ Dario casts a mesmerising reflection painted by no less than Claude Monet – but there’s a catch. Starting with the daughter of its original owner, Giovanni Dario, an unusual number of Ca' Dario occupants have met untimely deaths.
Local legend associates this palace with at least seven deaths, which gossips claim effectively dissuaded Woody Allen from buying the place in the 1990s. The former manager of The Who, Kit Lambert, moved out after complaints of being hounded by the palace's ghosts, and was found dead shortly thereafter. One week after renting the place for a holiday in 2002, The Who’s bass player, John Entwhistle, died of a heart attack. At this writing, Ca’ Dario is for sale; any takers?