Fondamenta Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3136, Venice
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Expert review of Ca' Rezzonico
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.
€7, €5 reductions.
More information on Ca' Rezzonico:
- Price guide:
- Architectural site, Museum
- Fondamenta Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3136, Venice
- 041 2410100
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Apr-Oct 10am-6pm. Closed Tue. Nov-Mar 10am-5pm. Closed Tue.
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Rainy days