As often happens when attempting to construct palaces in Europe, the builders died (1649) before completing the project. It’s subsequent owner left the building only his name. After being used as a rental for the rich and noble through the 19th and 20th century, the city of Venice finally acquired the building to house art. Throughout it’s history though, its tenants did their best to outfit the place as lavishly as possible. I’d describe it to you, but it would take me an entire book.
- 18th century venetian art
- The fresco 'The Allegory of Merit'
- The Throne Room, containing relics of Barbarigo’s life
- A chinese style salon
- A ridiculously ornate picture frame
- Antique furniture
- 18th century venetian glass
And despite all this fine treasure, the building itself is undisputably more valuable than it’s contents. It’s unique mish-mash of elements, strangely, work better than if anybody had planned the museum.
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- Wheelchair friendly.
- Coatroom, cafe, locker, bookshop and audioguides available.
- Children aged from 6 to 14
- Students aged from 15 to 25 with coordinators (max. 2) for groups of children or students (min. 10)
- Citizens over 65
Entry is free for:
- Venetian citizens and residents
- Children aged from 0 to 5
- Disabled people with helper
- Authorized guides and interpreters
- November 1st to March 31st at 10 am– 4 pm.
- April 1st to October 31st at 10 am– 5 pm.
- From Piazzale Roma: Line 1 Ca’ Rezzonico stop
- From Santa Lucia Railway Station: Line 1 Ca’ Rezzonico stop
- From Lido di Venezia: Line 1 Ca’ Rezzonico stop
- Gran Caffe Quadri– Delicious Wine
- Lavena – Local Cuisine
- Le Bistrot de Venise – Chicken Pasta
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39.91% of people who visit Venice include Ca' Rezzonico in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
45.97% of people start their Ca' Rezzonico visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ca' Rezzonico
93.03% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ca' Rezzonico
This is a huge collection, there are treasures and artworks aplenty, there's so much that we struggled to see everything. If you're short of time, start at the top floor and work downwards. We had half a day here and it wasn't enough. Five stars because of the quality and quantity of stuff on show, but you should visit this place and give it your own rating.
Great museum, mostly dedicated to paintings and old furniture. The audioguide is well commented and offered in many different languages. It takes around 2.5 hours to thoroughly visit everything. Please note that many of the famous paintings usually displayed here (like the rhino) are currently elsewhere, in different international expositions. This is why I removed one star. By the way, don't worry, there's not a lot of people here... Very different from the Basilica, for example.
Homage to Cole Porter…and his Wild Parties Research revealed that the great composer Cole Porter rented this magnificent casa/villa/mini castle in 1926-27 and hosted some of the wildest parties in the history of Venice. And that's saying something! Nowadays the party's long over but in its wake comes a wonderful art museum. Give yourself plenty of time especially if you are an art enthusiast. Enjoyed wandering room to room and hearing the echoes of Cole Porter and his friends partying well into the Venetian night...and morning.
This was very decent museum and was near to other museum attractions. We had museum pass along with Doge's palace entry so it was worth visiting. This is very near to Venice paintings museum
Not bad, a good visit to see a Venice palace, and I enjoyed some of the art inside.