A Venetian "palazzo": Ca' Rezzonico and the 18th century

A Venetian "Palazzo": Ca'Rezzonico and the 18th Century
Visit to one of the most flamboyant private residences on the Grand Canal, it invites the modern visitor to revive the last splendours of Venice's great patrician families. Designed by Baldassarre Longhena and completed for the noble Rezzonico family by Giorgio Massari - who added to the original project an enormous ballroom - the Palazzo - where Robert Browning lived (and died) boasts scintillating frescoed ceilings by Giambattista Tiepolo, original 18th century furniture, glass chandeliers and ceramics, plus the only outstanding Canalettoes still existing in Venice. On the top floor: a complete 18th century apothecary's shop reconstructed.