Palazzo Dario is a Venetian palace on the Grand Canal of Venice at the mouth of the Rio delle Torreselle in the Dorsoduro section of Venice and located on the Campiello Barbaro. The palazzo was built in the floral Venetian Gothic style and was refaced with Renaissance features. The palace’s formal address is “Dorsoduro 352″. Palazzo Dario is often described as one of Venice’s most exotic palaces and typically compared to Ca d’Oro. It resides on an enchanting little square, the Campiello Barbaro, named in honor of the patrician Barbaro family members who lived there. The square is shaded by trees and flanked by Palazzo Dario itself. The palazzo’s eccentric beauty was of special interest to John Ruskin who described its marble-encrusted oculi in great detail.