Ca' Tiepolo offers some of the best flats in Venice, in the real heart of the city. Close to Rio di San Polo, one of the many canals that cross Venice in all directions, these apartments are next to "Rio Terà dei Nomboli" which used to be a canal as well, buried (i.e. "terà" in venetian dialect) before the end of XVII century, to improve pedestrian circulation, increasing in the XVIII century while people habits were changing fast.
The building faces the main route that connects Frari's with S. Polo square and Rialto, in an aerea that had a remarkable architectural and urban development since the XIV century Gothic period and is distinguished by many important examples of both religious (Frari’s Church, “Calegheri” School, S. Tomà and S. Polo Churches) and civil architecture (Palazzo Tiepolo and Palazzo Pisani Moretta).
Close to Palazzo Tiepolo, and detached only by a courtyard, the plant is already present, although very different, at the beginning of XVI century, as testifies the aerial view of Venice drawn by Jacopo de Barbari; the plant has always been a dependency of Palazzo Tiepolo, where the noble family lived.
A study on the venetian cadastre proved that it has been used as factory plant for the first centuries and afterward converted to lodge residential houses for the bourgeoisie, as written in the 1808 - 1840 Napoleonic cadastre and in the earlier Venetian land registry from 1561 to 1740.