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Mocenigo Palace (Palazzo Mocenigo) Tours

Mocenigo Palace (Palazzo Mocenigo)
Once home to the Mocenigo family of Venice, the Mocenigo Palace (Palazzo Mocenigo) is now a museum dedicated to 17th- and 18th-century fashion and aristocratic Venetian life. Located just south of the Grand Canal in the Santa Croce district, the beautifully furnished palazzo offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the lives of Venetian nobility.
 
The Basics

Journey back to 17th-century Venice as you stroll through the palace interior, which has been reconstructed to reflect an aristocratic Venetian residence. Learn about trends in fashion and fabrics of the nobility, and explore a section of the museum dedicated to the Venetian tradition of fragrance production. Ticket lines for Palazzo Mocenigo can be long, so it’s a good idea to book ahead of time.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The palazzo is a must-see for visitors interested in traditional textiles and Venetian noble life.
  • An audio guide may be purchased in addition to your ticket.
  • The museum is not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, as stairs are required to reach the main floor.

How to Get There

The Palazzo Mocenigo is located in central Venice alongside the Grand Canal, just a 10-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge. If you’re traveling by vaporetto (water bus), take Line 1 to the San Stae stop.
 
When to Get There
The Palazzo Mocenigo Museum is open year-round, but it’s closed Monday and major holidays. The Palazzo Mocenigo Library is open Tuesday through Friday. The museum hosts rotating exhibits and special events, including perfume composition courses and textile workshops, so check the museum website to see what activities are offered during your visit.
 
The Mocenigo Family

Inhabited by the Mocenigo family through the mid-20th century, the Palazzo Mocenigo was gifted to the City of Venice in 1945 by Alvise Nicolò, one of the last descendants of the family. The Mocenigo family was one of the most important lines of the Venetian aristocracy. Seven members of the family became doges, the most senior elected official in Venice, during the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Address: San Croce, 1992, Venice 30135, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Private Tour: Fabrics and Perfumes

Private Tour: Fabrics and Perfumes

A visit to Palazzo Mocenigo (Mocenigo Palace) offers a glimpse into the charm and elegance of a Venetian past via costumes, textiles, and perfumes. In addition to your entry fee to the Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, explore the 20 rooms on a 2-hour private tour. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of this historical palazzo and its many treasures.
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Textile Secrets of Venice

Textile Secrets of Venice

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Skip the crowds and tourist traps of Venice and dive into authentic local tradition. This private tour introduces you to the Venetian artisan tradition. You'll visit three different places to discover the secrets of Venice's rich textile tradition.
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Like a Virgin: Gay life in Venice in the past and present

Like a Virgin: Gay life in Venice in the past and present

Hear about the stories about the cross-dressing in cat masks, exploring the places of cruising from middle ages through the later centuries up to the tolerant attitude of nowadays Venice. Take a trip over the centuries through the gay history of Venice, which is as labyrinthine as the city’s convoluted system of canals. Travel back to Middle Ages, when the practice of sodomy was deemed a sin. Learn about the history of Rolandina, a transgender who was burned at stake, as several other men of all social statuses have being condemned for their same-sex relations in the following centuries. Visit the city as a European tourists did during their discovery trip "Grand Tour" in the 17th century and how Thomas Mann and Frederick Rolfe made Venice a place of homosexual imagery during Belle Epoque. Learn about the fascist attempt to “clean up” the city, while following the location of a music video by a gay-icon as Madonna and checking out how is gay life nowadays in the floating city.
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Essence & Perfume to palazzo Mocenigo

Essence & Perfume to palazzo Mocenigo

This is the inspiration for the creation of a new section dedicated to a particular aspect of the history of Venetian tradition: perfume, highlighting the key role the city played in the origins of this aesthetical, cosmetic and entrepreneurial custom. Five rooms dedicated to perfume and integrated with the attraction of the displays throughout the museum and multi-media instruments which shows the role of Venice in the history of perfume. Experience using the 5 senses alternate along a itinerary of information, and emotion… A room evokes the lab of a perfumer of the 16th century. Extraordinary collection of perfume bottles of the German company Drom, covering a number of materials dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
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Venice City Pass: Free admission to Venice's top attractions & airport transfer!

Venice City Pass: Free admission to Venice's top attractions & airport transfer!

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Sightseeing, especially in a city as famous as Venice, can quickly get expensive. Save money, and time, with the Venice City Pass, which gives you free, skip-the-line, admission to many of the city's most important attractions.
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