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Venetian costumes at Palazzo Mocenigo

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Venetian costumes at Palazzo Mocenigo

If you have visited Venice in the last few days and have been fascinated by the Carnival masks worn by tourists and actors, we suggest that you also go and admire the original Venetian costumes, housed in the Fabric and Costume Museum at Palazzo Mocenigo in San Stae.

This magnificent historic palace, once owned by one of the most important and prestigious families of the ancient Venice nobility, houses a rich collection of male and female clothes, which retrace the history of fashion and elegance in Venice.

The clothes and objects displayed, mostly originating from Venice, have been made with elegant fabrics, often decorated with embroidery and lacework, and are an important testimony of the skills of a large group of craftsmen (weavers, tailors, lace makers, embroiders…) who contributed to the creation of the sophisticated and luxurious elegant style that the inhabitants of Venice used to be famous for.

For this reason, the Venice Carnival is still famous today all around the world for its opulent costumes and tailors still flock here to find inspirations for their exclusive masks.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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