"Ca Rezzonico" Ca' Rezzonico Tip by BruceDunning

Ca' Rezzonico, Venice: 14 reviews and 33 photos

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The history of the palace started with the Bon family in 1682, and the was designed by Longhena and later by Massari to complete the palace. Due to Bons' financial problems, it was purchased by Rezzonico family in 1751 after is sat incomplete many years. After 50 years, the family died out, and the palace sold many times over 150 years, with even Robert Browning owning for a while. In 1935, Venice got possession and it became a museum.
The ground level is very large and has the information/ticket office, museum shop and cafeteria. There is an exhibit on display of Mestrovich, that is rather extensive. At the edge of this level is a grand staircase leading to the rest of the museum done by Giorgio Massari. I explain the detail because I was in awe of the many great paintings by famed artists and the furnishings and color throughout. The first floor holds a grand ballroom that is done in magnificent splendor. The ceiling frescoes were done by Crosato, which adds to the beauty. Many other rooms on the floor are as great to view, including the throne room with period gilded furniture and grand red walls, and an unbelievable ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. A Lazzarini room ceiling consists of 5 oval, a pastel room is decorated in elaborate wallpaper and many paintings. The second floor corridor entrance holds a great number of frescoes by Tiepolo.
The museum is open 10-6 from end of March to early November. Individual ticket is 6.5 Euro. If you get a Venice museum pass for 18 Euro, you can visit this, all the famous St. Marks Square sites and other museums.

Address: Dorsodoro 3136
Directions: On the grand canal and across from Palace Grassi with the stainless steeel skull to recognize
Phone: 0431 241 0010
Website: http://carezzonico.visitmuve.it/en/home/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2008
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