Museo di Palazzo Palazzo Mocenigo

Mocenigo Palace


Backstage at the Museum among textiles and costumes

bottone prenotazione online attività educative su TickeLandia engA highly unusual tour takes you from the exhibition rooms proper to lavishly-stocked storerooms which house an array of rare and precious fabrics as well as collections of articles that are a special feature of this museum – for example, sixteenth-century calcagnini, the amazingly high wedge-soled shoes that were a favourite with both courtesans and noblewomen.

One not only has the chance to explore a whole range pieces of that make up the history of textiles and costume – Coptic articles dating from the early centuries AD, Renaissance brocades and lace, famous examples of twentieth-century fashion design – but one also gets some idea of the backstage workings of a  museum.