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luuuxers, I want to share this nice building in italy.
It may seem slightly odd for a staircase to be a tourist attraction, but in Venice all things are possible. This external spiral staircase is an attractive architectural curiosity which merits a visit.
At the time of writing the staircase is closed to the public while restoration works take place. However, the building can still be admired from outside.
`Pallazo Contarini` simply means palace of the Contarini family, while `bovolo` is a Venetian word for snail and describes the spiral form. With Venetian carelessness over names, it`s also called the Scala del Bovolo.
The staircase and the loggia which adjoins it on the right were designed around 1499 by Giovanni Candi.
I think is a nice building with a lot of history. I may visit some day.