Palazzo Mocenigo

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The Palazzo Mocenigo museum serves a double purpose. The interior gives a fine illustration of the sort of furniture and fittings an 18th-century Venetian noble family surrounded itself with. The Mocenigo family provided the Republic with seven doges, and the paintings, friezes and frescoes by late 18th-century artists such as Jacopo Guarana and Gian Battista Canal glorify their achievements.

In the rooms off the main salone are the dusty display cases that serve the museum's other function: to chronicle 18th-century Venetian dress. An andrienne dress with bustles so horizontal you could rest a cup and saucer on them, antique lace and silk stockings, a whalebone corset - ita patchy but charming collection.

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Palazzo Mocenigo details

Address
Santa Croce 1992,
salizada San Stae

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto San Stae

Telephone 041 721 798

Palazzo Mocenigo website

Open 10am-4pm Tue-Sun.

Admission €4; €2.50 reductions (see review).

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Comments & ratings 4/5 (Average of 1 rating)

By M. Pisani - Dec 15 2011
4/5

Small museum but with more to see than many of the larger palazzi. Period rooms could have had more explanation, esp. for Eng. visitors. Current exhibit, Costumes of the Ballet Russe is exquisite and includes many day and evening dresses of the early 20th cen. However, it's very disappointing the museum has put away their regular collection, while this exhibit is displayed.

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