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“Trompe l'oeil is superb”
Review of Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico
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Ca' Rezzonico - 18th Century Venice Museum...
Ranked #27 of 800 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Immerse yourself in Venice's Age of Decadence with a visit to this lavish palace of the Venetian aristocracy Rezzonico, which houses an unsurpassed collection of eighteenth-century Venetian art.
Reviewed 17 November 2012

This was a most enjoyable visit. The magnificent ballroom is breathtaking. The extent and the great illusion created by the trompe l'oeil is magnificent. It adds considerably to the impression of size of the ballroom. It was fascinating to observe that when we looked up close along the trompe l'oeil artwork it collapsed to flat two dimensional. Then moving back from it the full visual effect was again obvious. Ingenious!

We were surprised at the massive size of the Palazzo and thus the extent of the great collection, over three floors. The ceiling frescoes throughout are vibrant with many of them allegorical in nature, such as Tiepolo’s Nuptial Allegory in the eponymous room.

We loved the amazing carved wooden furnishings by Brustolon that are in both the Ballroom and the room named after him. The detail is exquisite.

Given that they are practically non-existent in Venice, we were looking forward to seeing the Canalettos, of the Grand Canal. There was only one on show, the second one is on loan to Paris.

Tiepolo’s frescoes from the family villa at Zianigo are very attractive and we spent considerable time viewing them. The paintings of everyday life in Venice by Guardi and Longhi are very relaxing. The rooms with the lighthearted depictions of the life of Punchinello (Punch) are amusing.

Finally we viewed the reconstructed pharmacy, originally on a street in Venice, on the third floor which we found interesting

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Reviewed 12 November 2012

One of the most imposing palazzos on the grand canal, and definitely worth visiting if only to see the building. Although the paintings are Venetian, don't expect too much - this was long after Venice's golden age. If you want your Tintorettos, Titians, Veroneses, etc, look elsewhere. Best way to get in is buy a museum pass (currently 20euros), which gets you into several museums (including the Palazzo Ducale - more than worth the cost on it's own).

4  Thank malvern09
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

How sad it was to walk all around to find out that this place was closed on Tuesday :( We took the water bus from Murano for about 40 minutes then wiggled around the streets to find out it was closed.

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Reviewed 11 November 2012

A perfect experience of seeing art and architecture as one. This was one of the top 4 sites I visited in Venice. It is also one of the better restored and professionally run museums in Venice. Recommened if you have the time.

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Reviewed 9 November 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the Ca' Rezzonico. It is a magnificent old palazzo which houses a gorgeous collection of paintings and beautifully decorated rooms by Longhi, Tiepolo etc. as well as magnificent chandeliers and furnishings.. The top floor has a huge collection of pre and post renaissance pantings owned by Egidiio Martini, hightly recommended.

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