The exclusive dinner honoring the film "Downsizing" took place in the magical Ca’Rezzonico, one of Venice's most famous palaces, located in the Dorsoduro district between Palazzo Contarini Michiel and Palazzo Bernardo Nani and overlooking the Grand Canal, not far from Ca 'Foscari.
Designed by Baldassarre Longhena in 1649, the building was subsequently abandoned. Only the noble facade on the Grand Canal and the first floor with its woodbeams remained.
Things changed when a member of the Della Torre-Rezzonico family, originally from the Rezzonico village on Como Lake, acquired the building in 1751. Ca’Rezzonico was then sold many times until 1888, when it was bought for £ 250,000 by Robert Barrett Browning, son of British writers Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Since 1936 it is property of the City of Venice and it is also the venue of the Museum of Eighteenth-Century Venice.In addition to reconstructions of furniture and furnishings of the time, the collection houses important paintings by Canaletto, Francesco Guardi, Pietro Longhi, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and numerous Morlatier's terracotta sketches.
It was a real magic to walk through the central nave and climb the beautiful staircase. In a green bushy setting, recreating a true “Italian Garden”, Ca'Rezzonico welcomed the cast of the film and the guests, who lived a 100% Made in Italy dream.
CA'REZZONICO - Museum of 18th-century Venice
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