Palazzo Mocenigo

Palazzo Mocenigo information

Venice , Italy
Street Salizada di San Stae 1992
Extras Santa Croce
+390 41 72 17 98
Getting there
ferry San Stae
More information
adult/reduced €5/3.50
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun Apr-Oct, to 4pm Nov-Mar
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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.