Palazzo del Podestà

Palazzo Podestà MalamoccoThe Palazzo del Podestà, or Palazzo Pretoriale, is a Gothic Venetian style building from the 1400s in Piazza Maggiore in Malamocco.  It is located in front of the Church S.Maria Assunta.  It was the seat of the mayor who governed Malamocco up until 1339.

It overlooks the lagoon and features a balcony with a trifora window and a bas-relief of a lion from the XVI century.  On the left is a deer with a shield bearing a cross and the coat of arms of Malamocco.

Today the Palace is the seat of a permanent exhibition  Metamauco, which shows a collection of medieval ceramics found in Malamocco, photographs and explanations on the archaeological digs.  There is also a computerised exhibit showing dates and descriptions of the history of the island.  Civil marriages are celebrated in the large central room of the palace..

Useful Information:

Address: Piazza Maggiore, Malamocco 30126
Telephone: +39 041.2720560
Hours: bookings only
Entrance: free
How to get there: from Piazzale Santa Maria Elisabetta take bus line V and get off after the big corner entering in to Malamocco suburb.

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