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Palazzo Mocenigo

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Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable...

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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A treat for the senses

This old palazzo is now a costume and perfume museum and a great 2-hour visit. It is almost as though the palazzo is still lived in by an old and Nobel Venetian family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old palazzo is now a costume and perfume museum and a great 2-hour visit. It is almost as though the palazzo is still lived in by an old and Nobel Venetian family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go do this ! Lots to see & near many attractions too. Perfume bottle collections & smell the perfumes . Just a neat palazzo well preserved .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved seeing the mannequins with the beautiful embroidered period clothes in the historic rooms. This is well worth a visit if you are in Santa Croce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

There was a temporary exhibit going on while we were there, which was delightful. The palazzo is stunning, with beautiful art and chandeliers. There is a large section dedicated to perfumes, which doesn't sound as good as it actually is. Lots of hands on exhibits to touch and smell. The waistcoats are elaborately beautiful, as well.included in the museum pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

If you want to see how people used to live in Venice there is a chance by visiting this palazzo. At least we have not found any other similar for a visit. Overall a very good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The textiles on view are mainly 18th century costumes, including the waistcoat collection, but none can be examined close up. Worth visiting as a palace, with beautifully decorated and furnished rooms, rather than as a textile museum per se.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a 17th century palazzo which is open Tuesday through Sunday. The piano nobile (2nd floor) has a collection of historic fashions. The men's embroidered waistcoats are simply beautiful. The first floor hosts temporary exhibits. There is also an exhibit dedicated to fragrance and you can purchase the various scents in the gift shop. Entrance was included in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Billed as a textile museum, it is in fact much more. The palazzo exhibits much of its former charm and is worth visiting just for that. The perfume related displays were even interesting to a person not interested in perfume! This is one of the Venice Museums -- get the Venice Museum card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You don't have to be into textiles or perfumes which form the exhibits, the palazzo really gives you a good idea of how the wealthy Venetians furnished and decorated their homes (which is not necessarilly the case in other palazzi). Entry is included in the Venice Card deal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We traveled quite a way to get here and managed to get in before the end of the day. Such an amazing building I must say, the rooms were magnificent - however - we had gone for the costume and found one ladies 18th C dress and three girls dresses of the same period. I was WOWed massively by the... More 

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