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Ca' Rezzonico

This house lies on the Grand Canal and is a genuine example of baroque architecture. It once was a shop and the dwelling of the owner, filled with frescoes and artworks by the most important Venetian artists.

This perfectly baroque palace is home to a museum from the XVIII century. The palace was begun in 1667 by Baldassare Longhena, under the commission of the Bon Family. After financial difficulties, the palace was acquired by the Rezzonico, a rich family from Genoa who appointed Giorgio Massari to finish the building.

The most beautiful room of Ca’ Rezzonico is undoubtedly the dance room, designed by Massari. As for the furniture, there is the wonderful glass chandelier from Murano, embellished with flower decorations, which illuminates the whole room. Other rooms have been frescoed by Giambattista Tiepolo and decorated with small paintings by Pietro Longhi, representing the daily lives of Venetians. The palace houses some important works by Canaletto ("Rio dei Mendicanti" and "Canal Grande verso Rialto"), Bernardo Bellotto and Guardi.

Address: Dorsoduro, 3136
Phone/Fax: 041 2410100
Open Hours: 1/11 – 31/3 10:00am – 5:00pm; 1/4-31/10 10am-6pm
How to get there: line 1 (Ca’ Rezzonico)


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