Ca’ Rezzonico Museum Venice

The Ca’ Rezzonico is a 17th century, Baroque-style palace built along Venice‘s Grand Canal. Today it is the seat of both the Museum of 18th Century Venetian Art and the Pinacoteca Egidio Martini.

Ca’ Rezzonico/Museo del Settecento Veneziano

Address, opening hours and admission

The address of the Ca’ Rezzonico and Museo del Settecento Veneziano and the Pinacoteca Egidio Martini is Dorsoduro, 3136 – 30123 Venezia (tel. +39 0412410100). Vaporetto: Ca’ Rezzonico. Opening hours: 10.00 to 18.00 (from November 1 to March 31 it closes one hour earlier). Closed Tuesdays. Entrance fee: 6,50 Euro (discount: 4,50 Euro).

History

Ca' Rezzonico Museum Venice
Ca’ Rezzonico in the 19th century

The Ca’ Rezzonico is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Venice. Its construction started in 1667. The owners were the Bon family and the architect was Baldassare Longhena.

When the Bon family faced financial difficulties the palace was bought by the Rezzonico, who commissioned Giorgio Massari to complete the work.

Originally it was a store and also the residence of the owners, who filled the rooms with paintings and frescoes by the most important Venetian artists of the time.

At present, the building houses a museum of mainly 18th century art.

Tourist attractions

The highlight is the ballroom designed by Massari, which includes a magnificent glass chandelier from Murano.

Several of the rooms have frescoes painted by Giambattista Tiepolo.

Among the frescoes are paintings by Pietro Longhi, depicting daily events from the lives of the ordinary citizens of Venice.

The paintings “Rio dei Mendicanti” and “Canal Grande at the Rialto” are among Canaletto‘s most important works.

Ca’ Rezzonico, Venetië

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