Palazzo Corner Mocenigo Venice

The Palazzo Corner Mocenigo is a historic building in the San Polo district of Venice. Today it is the seat of the Venetian Guardia di Finanza. The designer of the palace was the architect Michele Sanmicheli.

Palazzo Corner Mocenigo Venice

Address, opening hours and entrance fee

The address of the Palazzo Corner Mocenigo is San Polo 2128, 2130 – 30125 Venice. Water bus: S. Toma SX (line 1, 2, N). Opening hours and entrance fee: Can be seen only from the outside (unless you have problems with the Italian tax authorities).

History

The Palazzo Corner Mocenigo was designed and built in the 16th century by the architect Michele Sanmicheli. The façade consists of three parts, with three different piano nobili, which is explained by the fact that three branches of the same family used to live in the building. The use of a thin kind of brick, called laterizio, was very unusual in Venice (but widespread in Rome).

This main façade overlooks a smaller canal, while a second, less impressive one faces the Campo San Polo side of the building.

Frescoes painted by Giambattista Tiepolo in the 18th century were unfortunately lost in the 19th century.

Nowadays, the Palazzo Corner Mocenigo is the seat of the Venetian Guardia di Finanza (the tax police).

Palazzo Corner Mocenigo, Venice

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