Chiesa di Santa Maria Mater Domini
This church was rebuilt c 1524 on the site of a 10th-century church. Sansovino and Scarpagnino are alternately given credit for the...
Chiesa di San Stae
English painter William Turner painted San Stae obsessively, capturing early-morning Grand Canal mists swirling around the angels...
Casa Del Cinema
Venice’s public film archive shows art films in a new 50-seat, wood-beamed screening room inside Palazzo Mocenigo. Original-language...
Gelateria San Stae
Simple flavours are anything but at San Stae, where signature ingredients cover Venetian trade routes from Piedmont (Piemonte) hazelnut...
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Lonely Planet review
Hello, gorgeous: from 18th-century duchess andrienne (hip-extending dresses) to Anne Hathaway's mega-ruffled Versace Venice Film Festival ballgown, Palazzo Mocenigo's historic, head-turning fashion will leave you feeling glamorous by association, if a tad underdressed. Necklines plunge in the Red Living Room , lethal corsets come undone in the Contessa’s Bedroom and men’s paisley knee-breeches reveal leg in the Dining Room .
Costume dramas unfold across the piano nobile of the Mocenigo family’s swanky Grand Canal palace, much as they did at 18th-century A-list Venetian parties held here. Yet even when flirting shamelessly under Jacopo Guarana’s 1787 Allegory of Nuptial Bliss ceiling in the Green Living Room, wise guests minded their tongues: the Mocenigos reported philosopher and sometime houseguest Giordano Bruno for heresy to the Inquisition, who subsequently tortured and burned the betrayed philosopher at the stake in Rome.