The Portego (lit. porch), a typical architectural feature of Venetian palaces, is a huge high-beamed hall located on the piano nobile (noble floor) from which all function rooms lead off.
It is preceded by the magnificent staircase by Andrea Tirali (1657-1737), very well known by art historians for the huge painting “The Fall of the Giants” dominating it, the only existing fresco in the world by the famous Venetian painter Pietro Longhi (1701 – 1785) who signed it in 1734.
Upon entry, your eye is captured by the wide gothic windows at the end of the room, offering an enchanting view of the Grand Canal: the Rialto bridge, the Pescheria (fish market), the Cà D’Oro, the palaces and campaniles around the hotel, the gondolas and boats on the Canal. The fine trompe-l’oeil paintings depicting imaginary natural settings on the walls are by the 18th century artist Andrea Urbani, made in the late XVIII century.
A refined ambience, full of light, suitable for about 150 guests.