Palazzo Mocenigo

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Palazzo Mocenigo
Palazzo Mocenigo
Housed in a palazzo originally built by an aristocratic Venetian family in the Gothic era, the current Palazzo Mocenigo was built in the 17th century for the San Stae branch of the Mocenigo family—power brokers that produced a Doge. The building is now a fascinating museum of costumes, textiles and, more recently, perfumes. An extensive 2013 renovation created four galleries that lure you into the seductive world of Venetian spices and scents, including a full-scale replica of a perfumer's studio and a rare example of a perfumer's organ, an extraordinary instrument used to invent the perfumes.
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