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Palazzo Mocenigo

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San Polo
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Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th...

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes. A fine selection of rare textiles and costumes of particular importance are displayed. The collection is laid out with a significant importance given to garments and accessories. Mainly of Venetian origin, the works are often embellished with lace and embroidery, skills of several artisans who made such a contribution to that refined luxury and elegance for which the Venetians of those days were famous for.

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A pleasant surpise to discover this hidden gem

A pleasant surprise to discover the Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo near the Ca’ Pesaro. One of those hidden treasures, on walking up the grand staircase you discover the 17th century... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant surprise to discover the Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo near the Ca’ Pesaro. One of those hidden treasures, on walking up the grand staircase you discover the 17th century Palazzo’s aristocratic state rooms with painted ceilings on the first floor along with a collection of fabrics and costumes. At the time of visiting there was also an exhibition on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This palazzo is a pleasure to visit. It offers a sense of life for the Venetian noble family in such a palazzo, and retains a remarkable quantity of the original Mocenigo furniture and artwork (including a Bellini), but it has been beautifully refurbished recently with exquisite silk wall coverings that are modern yet complement the mood of 17th and 18th... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very curious example of how the Dodge's families used to live, with a vast amount of details, furnitures and objects.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was pretty much the first place we visited after dropping bags at the hotel. It was fairly easy to find which says a lot for Venice. I found the contents interesting but not quite as expected. The video prior to the perfume and costume section is a must, very informative. The costumes...seemed to be reduced. There were a few... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I could not find the costumes that I went all the way to Venice to see :( . The first staff member was entirely unhelpful and seemed to not want to be of help. The second pointed to the room that I'd just come out of , that only held six pretty uninspiring outfits. There was a room full of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Normally don't look at Palazzi. It this was special to me so it warranted a look. Very lively set up in each room with explanations in four languages if the artefacts and furniture etc. Loved the huge room which had the portraits of the Mocenigo dynasty bordering the wall. The paintings depicting Venice and its conflicts were spectacular . It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I liked this a lot because the space tried to convey a sense of its use as a house as well as being a museum which showcases clothing of the past. The addition of the perfumery was also interesting. The space is not vast so it was not an exhausting tour. There was a fair amount of information provided for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

After working through the crowds of St. Mark's and Rialto Bridge, we walked in and purchased tickets and enter right away to enjoy the peace of the Palazzo Mocenigo. Also having learned about the noblemen role in the government while at the Doge Palace, it was quite a treat to visit a vital nobleman's Palazzo. - Nice to connect the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Mocenigo family are one of Venice’s oldest families and seven of them have been doges. The rooms are set up to show what the house of a Venetian nobleman was like in the 17th and 18th centuries. The palace was fully restored in 2013 so it’s in beautiful condition. It’s not overpowering like the Fondazione Querini Stampalia was, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Palazzo Mocenigo combines the charm of the old aristocratic mansion with interesting itineraries devoted to Venetian costume and perfum making. I learnt a lot of interesting things, about the trade of spices, herbs and animal glandes!!! It was also great to linger on those old rooms without being pushed around by a crowd of toursits. Highly recommended!

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