Yesterday I went sketching with the Urban Sketchers. We had permission to sketch inside the beautiful 17th century Palazzo Mirto. I only managed one sketch as I spent a lot of time just looking...and there is so much to see. I sketched looking into the Pompadour sitting room...it has decadently elegant silk walls embroidered with flowers.
Walking through the Palazzo is like a journey through the past. It was inhabited until 1982 and the furnishings and decorations have remained mostly intact. I loved the beautiful (and enormous) Murano chandeliers.
There wasn't time to sketch the stables, kitchens or bedrooms so we have asked to be allowed back in later this week. Although Palazzo Mirto is open to the public...painting and photographs are normally not allowed. I can't wait to go again!