Ca' Rezzonico

Address: Fondamenta Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3136, Venice, Italy
Telephone: 041 2410100

- Mid-range


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,, closed Mon, €4, €3 reductions) with its charming collection of costumes – slightly less daunting and equally interesting, I find.

Value for money

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 €7, €5 reductions.

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