by Vanessa Hasaj

When you are in Rialto you must not forget to go to the Palazzo dei dieci Savi, a building located in the district of San Polo, overlooking the Canal Grande, disigned by Antonio Abbondi.

The palace has a long facade on the Ruga degli Oresi and a short one on the Canal Grande.

There 4 facades.  On the first one there’s a lion called “leone in moeca” which is a small winged lion, symbol of Venice,  represented like a crab (moeca in Venetian) .

palazzo dei dieci savi (3)

On the second facade there is the statue of Justice represented with a scale and a  sword.

palazzo dei dieci savi