A Priapic Poet
The palace was the home of Giorgio 'Zorzi' Baffo (1694-1768), a respectably married patrician and magistrate who,in his spare time, wrote poetry. Nothing unusual there, except that in Baffo's case the poems were extremely graphic celebrations of the joys of physical sex.
Baffo read his poems (which were composed in Venetian dialect) out loud in cafes, but they were not published until after his death.
The great French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) hailed Baffo as the greatest 'poète priapique' who had ever lived. And it is to Apollinaire that the friends of Baffo, who erected the plaque in 1987, turned for a suitable quotation.