Ca' Rezzonico

Price guide: Mid-range

Fondamenta Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3136, Venice

Price guide: Mid-range

Ca' Rezzonico
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By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#21 of 22
expert-rated things to do in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Ca' Rezzonico

Venice's luxe decline is documented in this 18th-century museum.

By the 18th century, Venice was already slipping into decline. So Venetians-in-denial threw themselves into their most extravagant excesses.

The party-century is documented at Ca’ Rezzonico in lavish furnishings, glorious frescoes by Tiepolo and historical scenes by Pietro Longhi. Though I find the overall effect of the lofty rooms rather cold, the contents definitely give a fine insight into the social history of a key period for the republic.

The 18th-century experience continues at nearby Palazzo Mocenigo (Salizzada San Stae, Santa Croce 1992, 041 721798, www.museiciviciveneziani.it, closed Mon, €4, €3 reductions) with its charming collection of costumes – slightly less daunting and equally interesting, I find.

Price advice: 

 €7, €5 reductions.

More information on Ca' Rezzonico:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Architectural site, Museum
Address:
Fondamenta Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3136, Venice
Telephone:
041 2410100
Website:
http://www.museiciviciveneziani.it/frame.asp?musid=7&sezione=musei
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Apr-Oct 10am-6pm. Closed Tue. Nov-Mar 10am-5pm. Closed Tue.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Rainy days

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