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Palazzo Mocenigo

Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 721798
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As featured in Venice for young kids
Ranked #28 of 216 Attractions in Venice
Type: Art Museums, Castles
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 also home to the Study Centre for the History of... more » 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. « less
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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217 reviews 217 reviews
68 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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15 attraction reviews
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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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had purchased a Museum Pass so went to a couple of Museums we might not other wise have visited and were glad we did. This one is a mix of ornately decorated rooms of the Mocenigo family, wonderful clothing worn in the 18th century and displays of the art of perfumery, including the ability to smell some of the... More

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Orpington, Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just down the street from the San Stae vaporetto stop, this is a fascinating museum. Apart from the usual huge, well decorated rooms and plenty of artwork, there's some very interesting textiles and costumes on display, plus five room dedicated to the Venetian perfume industry. It's a bit off the beaten track, but a bit different and well worth a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you like the whole place to yourself this is the place to go, we spent an hour and a half there and had a great time , was really interesting and well worth the effort

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Palazzo Mocenigo is located not far from the open markets. It is a very interesting museum. The furnished rooms give a feel for life in the palaces of the city, and several of them are perfumed, since the museum also has an exhibit on the history of the industry of perfumery in the City. The displays of clothing from... More

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Bensheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I actually went to the palazzo Mocenigo because I had read a book where the people lived in this palazzo Mocenigo in Venice so I wanted to see if it really existed and how it looked. We found it and you walk on a red carpet up the stairs and go to the desk where you buy the ticket. And... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A wonderful experence around the Mocenigo Palace let oneself get carry away in that atmosphere only Venice can gift you. Perfectly restored the Palace keep intact the beauty of what it was the Venetian lifestyle during the Serenissima Republic, amazing to see the historical costume as well as the laces, decorations and lady accessories. Interesting the Perfume area, with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The new setting of Palazzo Mocenigo with the all new perfume museum is really interesting. Through an interactive path it is possible to discover both Venice culture and some really nice tips about the history of perfume. There are some corners dedicated to essences and trials, in addiction to very ancient machinery used in the past to create perfume directly... More

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