Chiesa di San Stae
English painter William Turner painted San Stae obsessively, capturing early-morning Grand Canal mists swirling around the angels...
Like a Carnevale costume built for two, the stately exterior of this Baldassare Longhena–designed 1710 palazzo hides two intriguing...
Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia
Never mind the doge: insatiable curiosity rules Venice, and inside the Museo di Storia Naturale (Museum of Natural History) it runs...
Casa Del Cinema
Venice’s public film archive shows art films in a modern 50-seat, wood-beamed screening room inside Palazzo Mocenigo. Original-language...
Times and dining habits have changed since dogi strained waistcoat buttons at neighbouring Palazzo Mocenigo: warm, homely Osteria...
Salizada di San Stae 1992 · interesting places nearby
Palazzo Mocenigo information
Venice received a dazzling addition to its property portfolio in 1945 when Count Alvise Nicolò Mocenigo bequeathed his family's 17th-century waterfront palazzo to the city. While the ground floor hosts temporary exhibitions, the piano nobile is where you'll find a dashing collection of historic fashion, from duchess andrienne (hip-extending dresses) to exquisitely embroidered silk waistcoats. Adding to the glamour and intrigue is an exhibition dedicated to the art of fragrance; an ode to Venice's 16th-century status as Europe's capital of perfume.
Palazzo Mocenigo's opulent, chandelier-graced rooms look pretty much as they did at 18th-century A-list parties. 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, which subsequently tortured and burned the betrayed philosopher at the stake in Rome.