For which he was richly rewarded by both parties. Wealth and respect for fellow citizens compensate low Dario origin: he was one of the few owners of the palaces on the Grand Canal, which did not belong to an aristocratic family. A small but elegant palace, designed by architect Pietro Lombardo, was a model of architecture Renaissance. Its marble facade decorated with medallions of green granite and red porphyry. But the whole building feels kind of instability and fragility. Because of the asymmetry of Henry James likened it to a house of cards. Here's how describes the palace in his story of Peter Reske: 'Palazzo Dario looked exhausted. Embodied yellow-gray brittle.
House of cards that was only because holding that its base wider than the upper floors The base of the palace was Engraved genio urbis joannes dario – Giovanni Dario – the genius of the city." Above rushed up three narrow windows with pointed arches, chained triple bars, as if they meant to defend a harem. – Reflected in the water tinted, nagrimirovannoe face of the palace. But this beautiful mask could not hide the striking cachectic, although set off all three floors – two piano nobile, noble floor, conceived for an inspection, rather than as a dwelling, and a modest reserved the top floor. Palazzo coyly stretched and swagger all his views, but separately, each floor was no more impressive than the interior. " In the same year, when Giovanni Dario settled in his palace, his daughter, Marietta married Patricia Vincenzo Barbaro.