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“A fine Museum”
Review of Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour
Ranked #21 of 793 things to do in Venice
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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 October 10, 2013

Ca'Rezzonico lies of the Grand Canal and access is very easy from the water bus landing stage of the same name. The palazzo was designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1667 for the Bon family. It is now the Museo dei Settecento Veneziano or Museum of 18th Century Venice and was well restored in 2001.
The Museum (just as much an Art Gallery as a Museum) is a showcase to art, architecture, furniture and general life in Venice at the time that the great trading Republic was beginning its decline. It contains fine works by Tiepolo and many other Venetian artists of the time arranged over several floors.
On the ground floor there is a useful and reasonably priced (for Venice) cafe and a bookshop

2  Thank Robert-J
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stunning collection of art and authentic furnishings. Loved the chandelier. No queues and great value. A little hidden but worth finding.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Some of Venice's "must see" attraction aren't so "must see" in my book, most notable the basilica at St. Marks, the Guggenheim, or especially the Cora. However, Ca' Rezzonico is worth going to, though because it is incompletely furnished it isn't as impressive as I believe it one day will become when it is filled with period correct furnishings. However, what is there now very much gives a visitor a sense of what the nobility of Venice lived like during the waning days of Venice's economic glory.

Thank draygnol
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The 18th century museum is a little different than your regular museum. The museum itself is an artwork made by one of the best architect in the baroque period! This museum is in an old home for noble people in the 18th century. The main parts of the museum is the 2nd floor. They moved some frescoes and artwork from other places to the several rooms here. The 2nd floor is where the family interacted everyday. There was a throne room and other rooms like that. The artwork in each room were different. There were Greek mythology paintings to daily life paintings. When you look out the window, you will see the grand canal twisting and turning with the homes along it.
After that move along to the 3rd floor where more paintings lay. On this floor, there is mainly paintings about daily life. Go along to each and every room and you'll find your self stuck in this floor without knowing. Don't forget the rooms hiding in the back!
Finally when you go up to the 4th floor. This is where most of the paintings stay. There are lots of rooms all filled with paintings. From paintings about the bible, to gothic paintings, to paintings of scenery.
The museum itself is located right next to the Cá Rezzonico water bus station. If you get the Venice Card, this is included as one of the free attractions. Downstairs there is a museum cafe but there isn't much to eat. The museum is air conditioned so you don't have to worry about the heat!

2  Thank Ultraman-Zero
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Great collection of art, the painting on the ceiling is breathing taking, there's also one whole room that the wall are all painted with columns that seems you look at it that the walls has a real columns too. The color of paint and fabric that was use for the walls are very interesting, clean and dramatic. And yes, the architectural structure of the palace is very Venetian influence . Truly one of the top attraction . I may say " a must see" place in Venice . Also try to end your day in this place and enjoy the breeze and calmness of the place not to mention the coffee shop downstairs , great coffee and pasta to enjoy , a perfect way to end the day, a Venice way.

1  Thank Danny R
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