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    Palazzo Mocenigo il Nero is a palace in Venice, located in the sestiere (district) of San Marco, part of the architectural complex of Palazzi Mocenigo.

    The complex is composed of four palaces, with the three on the left known as Palazzi Mocenigo Ca’ Nova and the one on the right as Palazzo Mocenigo Ca’ Vecchia.

    Palazzo Mocenigo il Nero is located on the far left of the complex, overlooking the Grand Canal next to Palazzo Corner Gheltof.



    In the second half of the 16th century, Palazzo Mocenigo il Nero replaced a previous structure dating back to the 15th century.

    The palace was mainly used for receptions, as evidenced by the large atrium and the monumental staircase.

    One of the most sumptuous celebrations was in honor of Doge Alvise Mocenigo, after winning the Battle of Lepanto.

    In 1716, Pisana Cornaro Mocenigo received Frederick Augustus III, the King of Poland, with a sumptuous party.

    At the beginning of the 20th century, the palace passed by inheritance to the Robilant family, who sold it after a short while.

    Palazzo Mocenigo il Nero - Venice

    the facade on Grand Canal of Palazzo Mocenigo il Nero



    The facade of the palace is characterized by the three central openings – the water portal on the ground floor, and the two superimposed serliane (Palladian windows) on the noble floors.

    On the sides, there are rectangular windows on the ground floor, and large single lancet windows with triangular and curved tympanums on the upper floors.

    All the elements are contained in a complex design of frames and profiles, which marks the facade and gives it dynamism.

    The facade was once dominated by two obelisks, later demolished.

    Behind the palace, there are two courtyards connected to a garden by a monumental underpass.


    TIP: To admire every palace, church and bridge built on the Grand Canal, the best option is to take the waterbus Line 1 from Piazzale Roma, which will get you in about 45 minutes to San Marco Vallaresso, located near Piazza San Marco and the eastern end of the canal.

    And if you need more time to admire the scenery, take an enchanting gondola ride along Canal Grande.



    The palace is located about 2.6 kilometers on foot from the Venezia Santa Lucia railway station.

    The closest vaporetto stop is Sant’Angelo, located about 290 meters away, on the waterbus Line 1.

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