The Sestiere Castello is the easternmost of the six sestieri of Venice, and the largest and populous.
Fires were a very real preoccupation of the Venetians, and there have been many fires in Venice over the centuries
“Barbaria delle Tole” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
In the Castello sestiere an alleyway has a name that poses more questions than it answers. It is literally the “Alleyway of the first fire”.
Palazzo Morosini is a mixed Venetian Gothic and Renaissance palace in the Castello Sestiere which is unfortunately inaccessible to the public.