PA­LAZ­ZO CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO

Where Venice - - Sightseeing -

This la­te Go­thic buil­ding, for­mer­ly ho­me to the Contarini fa­mi­ly, eight of who­se mem­bers we­re Do­ges of the Re­pu­blic of Venice, is re­no­w­ned for its fa­mous cy­lin­dri­cal to­wer and spi­ral stair­ca­se, na­med ‘del Bovolo', the Ve­ne­tian word for snail: one of the ci­ty's fo­re­mo­st ar­chi­tec­tu­ral gems. www.sca­la­con­ta­ri­ni­del­bo­vo­lo.com

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