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Ca' Rezzonico, Venice

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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After years of renovations and changing ownership, Ca' Rezzonico> became a public museum in 1936. A Venetian patrician family named Bon commissioned the palazzo, though they never saw it completed. The skeleton of the unfinished palazzo was bought by Giambattista Rezzonico, who wrapped up the project and gave the interior the opulent decor you see today. The frescoes painted on the state room ceilings are the best-preserved in all of Venice. American songwriter Cole Porter partied underneath these same frescoes when he rented the palazzo for $4,000 a month in the 1920s. In 1935, the attraction was handed over to the city and became a venue for displaying 18th-century art among the sumptuous furnishings. A visit to Ca' Rezzonico represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Venice driving holiday planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • The good thing about this place is that it’s so quiet. There were many times when it was just me and museum staff in a room! The building is impressive and it was very pleasant wandering around the.....  more
    The good thing about this place is that it’s so quiet. There were many times when it was just me and museum staff in a room! The building is impressive and it was very pleasant wandering around the.....  more »
  • A great palace, with many items of note, not least the exquisite carved furniture, as well as a reasonable art collection, nice Guardi frescoes, and a lot more. Part of MUVE combined museum ticket. 
    A great palace, with many items of note, not least the exquisite carved furniture, as well as a reasonable art collection, nice Guardi frescoes, and a lot more. Part of MUVE combined museum ticket.  more »
  • This building is a couple of floors of detailed paintings and sculptures but not set up as the house was when it was occupied. If you're coming for the art, it's definitely worth a visit, but if... 
    This building is a couple of floors of detailed paintings and sculptures but not set up as the house was when it was occupied. If you're coming for the art, it's definitely worth a visit, but if...  more »
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  • Great museum. Impressive ceiling, artwork, furniture. The chandeliers are especially magnificent. Even the views from the residence and out to the canal below gave a magical feeling of how it must have been to live here. Toilets do not work. Some of the staff are very helpful and friendly.
  • We bought tickets in advance for only €11 and chose the earliest time of 10am, and it wasn’t crowded at all. The staff were so helpful with directions/questions. The only issue we had was that one of the rooms had some works going on for an exhibition, but no info about it, and the 3rd floor was closed also. However, this is really worth a trip to visit. We spent an hour looking round; a lot to see and info sheets in each room, in various languages.
  • At a time when Venice is missing a lot of tourism income, we decided to revisit Ca Rezzonico as it is adjacent to our hotel. Very poor entrance signage was the first impression (as much work must be underway in the central courtyard where long dust sheets are suspended) until we found a door that showed a girl sitting behind a desk. When we asked her about entrance tickets (€17.40 each) she directed us to the next section where a grim girl behind a glass partition eventually looked up at us but offered no words of welcome. She checked we were wearing the right specifications of face mask, and then demanded to see our Green Passes (COVID vaccination certificates). We handed them over and she reported that they were invalid according to her equipment. We told her that this was our fourth day in Venice. The passes had been accepted everywhere, including St. Mark’s Basilica that same afternoon. We pointed out they were printed copies with visible QR codes and applicable gdue dates until February. She shrugged and said she wanted to see our ID cards. We said we do not have ID cards in the U.K. and did not have our passports with us. She shrugged again, and insisted on seeing our ID cards….. We said “Farewell, Ca Rezzonico!” And left the remarkable curmudgeon with thirty-five euros safely unspent in our wallets! Sad story for a needy Museum that has poor staff training procedures.
  • I tried to re-visit this Palazzo with my husband, during what has been a magical stay in an almost deserted Venice. Sadly a completely uninterested young woman, tried casually to check our paper copies of our Green Passes. These had proved acceptable throughout our four days in Venice. She did not ask for our copies on our phones, but asked for ID cards. When we explained we don’t have ID cards in the UK, she shrugged her shoulders, and lost our custom. What a shame. The only blot on a great holiday!
  • An interesting Museum included in the Muve Pass, it is worth the quick walk from the San Marco area. The museum is hosted in a beautiful Palace over the Grand Canal.

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