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Mocenigo Palace (Palazzo Mocenigo)
Mocenigo Palace (Palazzo Mocenigo)

Mocenigo Palace (Palazzo Mocenigo)

San Croce, 1992, Venice, Italy, 30135

The Basics

Journey back to 17th-century Venice as you stroll through the palace interior, which has been reconstructed to reflect an aristocratic Venetian residence. Learn about trends in fashion and fabrics of the nobility, and explore a section of the museum dedicated to the Venetian tradition of fragrance production. Ticket lines for Palazzo Mocenigo can be long, so it’s a good idea to book ahead of time.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The palazzo is a must-see for visitors interested in traditional textiles and Venetian noble life.

  • An audio guide may be purchased in addition to your ticket.

  • The museum is not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, as stairs are required to reach the main floor.

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How to Get There

The Palazzo Mocenigo is located in central Venice alongside the Grand Canal, just a 10-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge. If you’re traveling byvaporetto (water bus), take Line 1 to the San Stae stop.

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When to Get There

The Palazzo Mocenigo Museum is open year-round, but it’s closed Monday and major holidays. The Palazzo Mocenigo Library is open Tuesday through Friday. The museum hosts rotating exhibits and special events, including perfume composition courses and textile workshops, so check the museum website to see what activities are offered during your visit.

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The Mocenigo Family

Inhabited by the Mocenigo family through the mid-20th century, the Palazzo Mocenigo was gifted to the City of Venice in 1945 by Alvise Nicolò, one of the last descendants of the family. The Mocenigo family was one of the most important lines of the Venetian aristocracy. Seven members of the family became doges, the most senior elected official in Venice, during the medieval and Renaissance periods.

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