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An elegant four-bedroom apartment in a palazzo dating back to 1600 and once home to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, is currently on the market for €2.5 million (US$2.65 million).
The apartment is part of Palazzo Berlendis, a home originally commissioned by a wealthy almond merchant that overlooks the Rio dei Mendicanti canal. Giacomo Argenio of Engel & Völkers Venezia says that Nietzsche likely wrote “L’Ombra di Venezia” and “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” while in residence there during the 1880s.
The 3,229-square-foot apartment has many of the design features one would expect in a palazzo – marble floors, high ceilings, rich ornamentation including glass mosaics and original frescoes. It also includes a private chapel and a 15-square meter terrace — uniquely large for the area time period—that overlooks the Venetian lagoon.