Ca' Rezzonico is a fascinating palazzo in Venice and one of the few that is currently open to the public. It is located on the banks of the Grand Canal, in the Dorsoduro district.
The palace was built mid-seventeenth century, designed by Baldassare Longhena, the family Bon’s architect. Years later, the palazzo was bought by the Rezzonico family and restored by Giorgio Massari.
Pope Clement XIII (Carlo della Torre di Rezzonico) chose the Ca' Rezzonico Palazzo as his residence during the eighteenth century.
The Ca’ Rezzonico currently houses the Museum of eighteenth century Venice. A large three-story museum that features various objects of the period, as if they were the palazzo’s original furniture.
If we compare it to the Doge’s Palace, it is rather smaller and less majestic, but some of the rooms are more beautiful and impressive. If you have enough time, we definitely recommend visiting this palazzo.
The museum also houses a gondola with felze (covered gondola to protect it from the rain and the cold) and on the second floor you will see a small old pharmacy.
Dorsoduro 3136, 30123 Venice.
1 November – 31 March: 10 am – 5 pm.
1 April – 31 October: 10 am – 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesdays and 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.
Students (aged 6 – 14) and Seniors (over 65): 7.50€
Children (less than 5): free entrance.
Rolling Venice Card: 5€
Water Bus: Ca´ Rezzonico, line 1.