Palazzo Duse Masin
The building has seventeenth-century origins. In the 1817 Palazzo Duse Masin is decorated by a team of artists of the highest level coordinated by Giuseppe Borsato and including Pietro Moro, Giovanni Carlo Bevilacqua, Francesco Hayez and Sebastiano Santi, as well as Giovanni Battista Lucchesi for the realization of the stuccos. They are the best artists of the time in the field of interior decoration, which already have prestigious commissions to them such as the decoration of the Palazzo Reale in Venice and that of the apartment of Eugenio di Beauharnais at Villa Pisani in Stra.
History of the Palace
The Palace, originally, consisted of four single houses that, in the seventeenth century, are brought together in a single building as can be seen from a drawing of Prato della Valle executed at the beginning of the eighteenth century on the request of the monastery of Santa Giustina, today in the Padua State Archive.
In the 1776 the view of Prato della Valle that Francesco Piranesi realizes constitutes an important historical testimony because it allows to formulate a hypothesis on the structure of the building before the nineteenth-century enlargement.
The typology of the façade, in particular as regards the presence of the three architraved doors surmounted by the tympanum, suggests a late manner of Mannerism of the building.
The Palazzo, as it still appears today, is further modified at the request of Bernardo Duse Masin in the 1816 and is welcomed by the architect Antonio Noale on behalf of the Ornato commission. The intervention on the façade is very essential and inspired purely by the principles of symmetry and rationality. The only exception, of a strictly "modern" nature, is the design of the iron railing of the terrace. The iron, futuristic material, will also be used in the railing of the internal staircase. This is a functional renewal of homes with the renunciation of any pomp or grandeur in opposition to a lifestyle considered by now anachronistic. The end of the works can be established at the 1818 thanks to the presence in the building of the inscription in Roman numerals MLCCCXVIII.
Services: Charming B & B in the center of Padua
B & B: at the end of the 2016 two suites have been created that overlook the inner courtyard. The first, on the ground floor, consists of a large bedroom, a living room and a bathroom. The second, on the first floor, from an entrance, a sitting room for reading and breakfast, a double bedroom and a bathroom.
The windows have large semi-circular windows overlooking the trees of the courtyard. Room service is provided for breakfast and daily cleaning of the suites.
There is the possibility to park your car inside the courtyard.
The structure has been given the "5 leoni" category, the highest, considering this b & b among the best in Padua.