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Palazzo Mocenigo

Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
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Ranked #25 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Type: Castles, Art Museums, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is...
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Type: Castles, Art Museums, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I visited Palazzo Mocenigo years ago, before its recent renovations. Even then, limited and a bit shabby, it was a wonderful step into a past that still has the ability to enchant. Last year a major restoration was completed and when I returned this fall with my mother, to share it with her, I was delighted with the changes. Finishes... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I don't necessarily like to visit what everyone visits in a city. I like to follow my interests and passions. I like castles, architecture, furniture... I like history so this place served that well. But I chose to drag my fellow travellers here because I have a passion about perfume.I had already made up my mind about it before leaving... More 

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited this museum mainly for the costume displays. Although there are some, I was expecting more. I saw one room of 18th c. ladies' dresses, one small room full of mens' waistcoats (very nice) and a large room of mixed ladies' and mens' garments on mannequins. After wandering the museum's only floor (with the exception of a small room... More 

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Eastbourne, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A heady mix of traditional Venetian Mansion, costume museum and an education into the history of perfume making. On the ground floor is an exhibition of perfume bottles old and relatively new. Climb the stairs to the upper floor and you are transported back to 18th Century Venice in all its splendour. There are 18 or so rooms each laid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Even if you are not particularly interested in costume and textiles this museum is worth visiting. When we visited in October the ground floor had a fascinating exhibition of a private collection of perfume bottles and containers. The first few rooms on the 1st floor had beautiful hangings with wall-coverings and furniture covers to match and these led through to... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A short stroll from the S. Stae Vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal, is Palazzo Moceigo (a museum with admission included with the Venice Museum Pass.). The audio tour is helpful to enhance your appreciation of the museum. Rooms of precious furnishings and paintings are made more interesting with the positioning of mannequins dressed in antique period clothing. In fact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

You get two for the price of one when you visit the Palazzo, firstly the building itself and secondly the incredible costume collection. I also had the added bonus of an excellent perfume exhibition, and found the whole experience truly value for money - a rarity in Venice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This lovely palace was open to the public as of November 2013. The house dated from the 17th century, and it belonged to some Dodges from the Moncenigo family. Now it is the museum of the Life of Venetian aristocracy in the 17th and 18th century. A nice ceiling fresco dated from 1787 commemorates the wedding of the Doge Alvise's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is close to the modern art museum. It is like stepping back in time. We saw this as it was part of our museum pass. The rooms are full of exhibits going back two or three hundred years. There is a room where perfumes were made and sample bottles that the visitor can smell as part of the tour.... More 

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Sydney,Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Palazzo Mocenigo is well worth seeing in its own right - a grand palazzo with imposing rooms and period furnishings. The predominantly eighteenth century costumes are beautifully presented, and the display of 50 embroidered men's waistcoats was dazzling. They also have periodic other displays, such as the fan exhibition on until 14 September. Its very easy to get to... More 

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