Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice
Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice

Palazzo Mocenigo

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Period costumes and textiles from the 18th century

Palazzo Mocenigo is a textile and costume museum located in the former home of the noble Mocenigo dynasty. The Mocenigos were once one of the most important families of the Venetian Republic, providing seven doges between 1414 and 1778.

Opened to the public as a museum in 1985, it houses vast collections of fabrics, garments, furnishings and accessories – including many rare items – from the 18th century, giving visitors a fascinating insight into how the Venetians lived during this period. The palazzo also boasts a notable library on the first floor covering the history of fabrics and fashion, especially from the 18th century.

In 2013, the museum added a new section with five rooms entirely dedicated to perfume. Visitors are led on a sensory voyage of discovery and, aided by multimedia tools, can learn the important role Venice played in this ancient tradition.

The palazzo itself features ceiling frescoes by Jacopo Guarana (1720-1808), Giambattista Canal (1745-1825) and Giovanni Scajaro (1726-1792).

Practical Information

Santa Croce 1992, Venice, Italy
+39 04 172 1798
Opening Times

Closed on Mondays. From 1 November to 31 March gallery closes at 16:00.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 25 December and 1 January

How To Get There

Bus : Vaporetto (water bus) line 1 “San Stae” stop

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