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“A Venetian way of doing things “National Trust”. And lots of art.”
Review of Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico
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$77.06*
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72-Hour Venice Transportation Pass
Ranked #28 of 820 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Immerse yourself in Venice's Age of Decadence with a visit to this lavish palace of the Venetian aristocracy Rezzonico, which houses an unsurpassed collection of eighteenth-century Venetian art.
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Located on the Grand Canal just up from Accademia and with it’s own Vaporetto stop, this museum is worth a visit. There are some lovely rooms to see, but what’s interesting is that a lot of them are reconstructions using art and other pieces saved from other Venetian palazzos. Very similar then, to the approach taken by many a National Trust property in the UK – putting in period property to recreate, where the originals had previously been lost, destroyed, removed etc. The third floor “pharmacy” is a highlight in this respect.
There is also a lot of art. The third floor has an amazing collection of Venetian pieces, and the first and second are interspersed with some rare frescoes as other excellent paintings, as well as more modern art. Seek out the two Canaletto’s on the first floor, and one particular two century old Murano glass chandelier – stunning. In many ways, if you do this beautiful house, then this pretty much sums up Venetian life at it’s height and you need not see any other!
Note though, it's not for families - there is nothing for kids to do here except play in the garden.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Ca'Rezzonico museum is an old Venetian Palazzo transformed in museum. You could visit a small garden (with not a lot of interests, except for the fountain with turtles and fish at the entrance). The inside court is simple but huge. Inside the palace, you could not take photographs and the entrance price is a little expensive for the time we spent inside. You could see a typical venetian palace with beautiful painted roofs and decorated walls. Some old furnitures were presents in some rooms, but not enough to really show a complete furnished palace. You have three stages to visit and the last one shows only paintings (several nude women in renaissance style, religious paintings, etc). I recommend this visit only for people who are realy art lovers or who want to see at least one old palazzo...for the others, spend your time in another way if you do not stay at Venice for several days!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Probabaly the best attraction we went to in Venice, it was a bank holiday and Venice was heaving, we had as much time and space as wanted to look around.
The rooms are laid out as a Palace in Venice woudl have been with paintings and furniture from this and other palaces.
The whole pace is very informative with writes up in all popular languages and aaudio if you wnat, not necessary in Englis, French, German, Italian.
Well worth the cost $16 for 2 and much less if you buy a group attraction ticket
you can easily take 3 to 4 hours in here, the place is like a tardis

Also it has brilliantly clean loos which you can access without paying the attraction fee if you only want the loo

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had longer than our more usual day trip to Venice this time round, so we decided to visit the Ca' Rezzonico Museum on one of our days. We're very glad we did. Its easily accessible by the number 1 Grand Canal traghetto, having its own stop right outside. You can't miss the Baroque façade as you travel down the Grand Canal. However, we worked it into a walking route, so as to get a better idea of the area in which its located. Pleased we did, because we went over the Accademia bridge, tracked right and finally came to the Museum via Campo San Barnaba. The church there currently has an excellent exhibition of interactive machines reproduced from Leonardo Da Vincis codices. So that was an added bonus to our day which hadn't, to our knowledge, been advertised anywhere.

On arrival at Ca' Rezzonico you enter via the ground floor front entrance and into a huge hallway. Housing the ticket office, WC, café and with a gondola on display, its a cool oasis after the hot sunshine. At the end is another canal entrance via an impressive set of iron gates. This floor also leads to an art collection housed in the rooms in which Robert Browning lived when he owned the Palazzo.

Being disabled, my husband was helped to the first floor in the lift, by a most kind member of staff, while I walked up a grand staircase that opens into the first room of the tour. And what a room! It is a superb ballroom, decorated in trompe l’oeuil. The ceiling shows Apollo riding in his chariot. There are magnificent chandeliers and you can just imagine how impressive it must have been when finally completed. There are written guide sheets in each room, available in a few languages. Very useful.

You then walk through a number of beautifully decorated rooms, containing ornate furniture, ceramics, chandeliers, portraiture. Much of it has been rescued from other Palazzos and thus saved from ruin. The Ca' Rezzonico provides the perfect setting.

You take the stairs/lift to the second floor and this is laid out in galleries with works by Canaletto and rooms of frescoes. We didn't make it up to the third floor which also has galleries of art works by Tintoretto as well as other artists. We understand there is also an eighteenth-century pharmacy complete with wooden panelling and furniture, and china jars for medicines. We'll save that floor for another visit, and we will certainly go back.

We had coffee and cake in the café, a bit expensive, but we had come to expect that in Venice where everything is a bit pricey. Overall we felt the entry fee was worthwhile; if you buy a Venice museum pass you get a number of museums included and it works out cheaper but as a one off, it was still worth the money in our opinion. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and were kind enough to allow my husband the use of their seats in each room, when needed.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Of course this is magnificent but to me there was no sense of the people who have lived there or the functions that took place inside this palazzo- Maybe I was just tired but it felt sanitized to the nth degree. I preferred Ca D'Oro which also houses museum pieces but I felt that it had more character and personality- and of course it is way over the top! Well- they both are....

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