Art History and Living History – Palazzo Benzon morning tour or Nani Bernardo pm tour
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Venice with a visit to museum Ca’ Rezzonico in the morning, and a visit with Count Benzon in the afternoon.
The day starts with a private limoboat arriving to pick you up at your hotel (the best way to travel in Venice, gliding on water and taking in all of the picturesque scenery of the “Floating City”) and will be escorted to the famed museum Ca’ Rezzonico.
Not only does Ca’ Rezzonico hold one of the most impressive collections of art in Venice, featuring works from the 18th century, but it is also housed in one of the most historic palazzos sitting on the Grand Canal.
– muse over the masterpieces of Canaletto, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, and Guardi
– stare up at the sublime frescoes depicting the ancient heavens
– get lost in grand salon and frescoes
– get lost in the baroque and rococo furnishings of the grand salon.
After a whirlwind of art and culture, ready yourself for experiencing the Venetian life that you’ve just seen from the paintings in real life. Count Michele Marcello —whose illustrious family heritage includes ambassadors, tradesmen, and soldiers whose origins date back to the 18th century—invites you for an aperitivo at his family home, the elegant Palazzo Benzon. The home was once renowned for its legendary salons, featuring characters from Casanova to Lord Byron, hosted by the gracious noblewoman Marina Querini, wife of the Count Benzon. Who better to divulge the layers of history embedded within the sumptuous walls of the palace, than his present-day descendent? Finish the day with a glass of prosecco or spritz on the Count’s private balcony, while overlooking the stunning view below together. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to experience history as a living, breathing, thing, like you will in the unforgettable, magical city of Venice!
3 hrs professional English speaking guide
Entrance fees to Ca’Rezzonico
Private exclusive tour of the palace with the Countess and afternoon tea with home made cookies and cakes