A hotel in Venice in a beautiful building with an ancient history.
The fifteenth century Zorzi-Liassìdi building is an elegant example of Venetian gothic architecture which was built on the foundations of a previous medieval structure. Its facade is dominated by a splendid mullioned window with six lights framed in decorations and inserted between two couples of windows. The balconies of the first floor have some overturned columns and for this reason this building is also known as The Zorzi Building with the crooked columns.
The name Liassìdi is that of the Cypriot family who owned the building up until the beginning of the 1900's. Another connection links the history of this building to the island of Cyprus: in 1436, it was purchased by the Zorzi Corner (Cornaro) Family who, from the beginning of the 1500's, played a primary role in the economic and political life of the Republic of Venice, numbering, among their members, the famous Caterina Cornaro who was the queen of Cyprus. Thanks to the Zorzi-Corner Family the building became very famous, arousing the admiration of the famous architect Jacopo Sansovino (1486 -1570).
The recent restoration work has given the building back its ancient splendour, while equipping it with the most modern technology as regards safety and comfort.