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“Sensory Experience - Time Travel!”
Review of Palazzo Mocenigo

Palazzo Mocenigo
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US$ 73.83*
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Private Tour: Daily Life in Renaissance Venice
Ranked #78 of 824 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes. A fine selection of rare textiles and costumes of particular importance are displayed. The collection is laid out with a significant importance given to garments and accessories. Mainly of Venetian origin, the works are often embellished with lace and embroidery, skills of several artisans who made such a contribution to that refined luxury and elegance for which the Venetians of those days were famous for.
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is something of a hidden gem, looking quite inconspicuous. As you enter the rooms, however, it is a delightful surprise. The rooms of the grand house are much as they would have been in the 17th and 18th centuries, all red plush and chandeliers, and they have a lived-in air compared to the marble palazzi. This casa specializes in the history and making of perfume, and the display of fine silk embroidered fabrics. There are mannequins dressed in gorgeous suits/waistcoats and gowns, and a whole room full of silk embroidered waistcoats. You can also see other decorative original fabrics on display.
The perfume bottle exhibit is absolutely wonderful, everything from ornate glass and precious metals to bottles in the shape of cars, animals or buildings. Even better I thought they have all the basic ingredients - the four groups of 'notes' - in stoppered flasks and you can sniff them all/read about them. Beautiful! Also there are bowls of spices, herbs and aromatics to sniff and all the instruments used in making perfume to look at. If you then wish, there is a perfume range you can buy downstairs,

This was like a different world to the crammed and mobbed Venice outside, and we loved it. Do go here and leave the 20th century behind. What I liked too is there are loads of places to sit comfortably, even a little salon with magazines to leaf through. You also get given a magazine free full of ads for modern day perfumes and make-up!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

It is not the most exciting museum, but if you have the City Pass to Venice (VeneziaUnica) it is free of charge. At the moment there is an exhibition on perfumes and flacons besides some of the usual dresses

Thank Birte L
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

it's a magical vist among perfumes and precious fine collections.The ancient building is stunning and exquisetely refined. A real MUST in VENICE!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This shows the life of nobility in Venice in very well. No religious artifacts and art work, but really practical stuff that is worth viewing. A large section is all anout the perfiume industry in Venice which is really interseting.

Thank Beamer23
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were taking a stroll when we came across Palazzo Mocenigo. We had a quick look, but decided against going inside for a visit, not our cup of tea....

Thank Dimitris L
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