Private Luxury in 18th century Venice

Private Luxury in 18th century Venice
Our journey into the past begins with the only textile workshop left in town, still weaving traditional velvets and brocades on the original 18th c. looms. Two sites are particularly representative of the lifestyle and ambience of this period: Ca' Mocenigo - i.e. the Museum of Venetian Costume and Ca' Rezzonico, the Museum of 18th century Venetian civilization. The first is a charming noble dwelling, displaying a unique collection of rich Venetian clothes and accessories, old fabrics and original furnishing, mirrors, velvets, curtains, and wall stuccoes. The latter is a huge "palazzo" on the Grand Canal, witnessing the grandeur of a family and of a society that - over the centuries - had been perpetuating the myth of Venice. We leave it open to you to choose between the intimacy of a family home or the glamour of large ballrooms….