Venetian pavement

The typical terrazzo alla veneziana

Venetian pavement is a technique used to pave internal floors of palaces and houses: fragments of stones, rocks and marbles of different colours are mixed with lime or cement to form a paste that is then spread on the floor.
This technique is particularly appropriate to pave Venetian buildings, because their floors often have cracks and even height differences due to the muddy soil of the lagoon islands.
Venetian pavement – also known as terrazzo alla veneziana – is still visible in many Venetian houses and palazzos, such as in Ca’ Rezzonico museum.