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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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Ca' Rezzonico reviews
We made it just in time for the last admission at 4pm and had tickets included in the museum pass. There was no obvious place to buy tickets there so watch out for that. The building itself was quite.... more
We made it just in time for the last admission at 4pm and had tickets included in the museum pass. There was no obvious place to buy tickets there so watch out for that. The building itself was quite.... more »
This is a cool place if you want to get a sense of the opulence, splendour and decadence in which a rich Venetian family housed.
This is a cool place if you want to get a sense of the opulence, splendour and decadence in which a rich Venetian family housed. more »
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!
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