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The ca' zenobio, venice, italy.
"the ca' zenobio degli armeni is a baroque-style palace structure in the sestiere of dorsoduro, in venice, italy.
the palace initially was constructed in 1690 by the zenobio family, who retained possession til the 19th century. the design was by the architect gaspari, pupil of baldassare longhena. in 1850 it became the home of the college of the padri armeni mechitaristi di s. lazzaro. the hall of mirrors or sala degli specchi was a ballroom, and the adjacent room was decorated by ludovico dorigny, gregorio lazzarini, and a young giovanni battista tiepolo. the panels depict mythologic scenes and the life of queen zenobia, of the 3rd-century palmyrene empire, putatively ancestor of this family. the entrance has vedute by luca carlevarijis. the archive and library in the garden were designed by the neoclassical architect tommaso temanza."