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170 Mq.




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Nimaan & Partners offers for sale a splendid penthouse on the top floor of the Malibran Theater.
It was designed by Tommaso Bezzi at the behest of the brothers Vincenzo and Giovanni Carlo Grimani; it was built in place of the residence of the well-known traveler Marco Polo, destroyed and demolished following a violent fire that occurred in the 1597 and was inaugurated during the 1678 carnival with the Vespasiano by Carlo Pallavicino. It immediately became the main, the most luxurious and the most extravagant Venetian stage. Sumptuous works were performed and high-level singers performed, such as Margherita Durastanti, who was the first woman between 1709 and 1712. During its heyday, great composers such as Carlo Francesco Pollarolo, Alessandro Scarlatti and Georg Friedrich Händel were active at this theater.
Following the French occupation of Venice, it was one of the few Venetian theaters not to be closed. In the 1819 it was sold to the Giovanni Gallo, who restored it in the 1834, renaming it for the first time Teatro Emeronittio (as open both day and night) and then a second time, in the 1835, Teatro Malibran, in gratitude to Maria Malibran, the great singer that the April 8 of that year, in that theater, had interpreted the sleepwalker by renouncing his fee.
The current facade of the theater
After switching back to the 1886, it was reopened in the 1913, but after a lyrical season, it was closed again due to some security problems. It was reopened for 1919 and throughout most of the first half of the century was always active in the representation of operas, operettas, as well as film shows. In the 1992 the City of Venice bought the theater and, after having restored and expanded it, put it back into operation. Following the arson attack in the 1996 destroyed the Teatro La Fenice, the orchestra of the latter stage temporarily passed to the Malibran, where several shows were set up that re-evaluated the ancient Venetian theater, which recently became the second seat of the Phoenix (after the reopening of the 2001).
Noticeably rich in elegant decorations, it presented five orders of thirty boxes and a vast empty stalls, and its plan, distributed all along its length, had a grandiose architectural structure.
In this beautiful context rich in history and where once stood the home of Marco Polo is proposed for sale a 170 apartment consisting of a large living room with windows on three sides that overlook the campiello campiello, kitchen with large dining room / hallway, 5 rooms and a bathroom, with the possibility of obtaining two more bathrooms.
The apartment, whose access is from the courtyard, is located on the third and last floor of a building consisting of 4 floors, including the ground floor occupied by the Malibran theater. The building has a brick masonry structure, wooden floors, false ceilings with plaster and arelle and roof tiles. The flooring is in Venetian terrazzo and wooden parquet; the windows and doors are made of wood like the darkening system (blinds and shutters).
The property enjoys an excellent location, a short distance from the Rialto bridge and Piazza San Marco.
Energy Services
Autonomous heating

Apartment for Sale in Venice

Venice, Venice
€ 660.000

Photos of the property

Via Della Libertà 12, Venice, Venice
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