This magnificent palace, now Museum of the Eighteenth Century Venice, was designed by the greatest Baroque architect of Venice Baldassare Longhena for the aristocratic Bon family, its construction began in 1649.
The staircase alongside the cafeteria leads up to the Browning Mezzanine, which now houses the Mestrovich Collection, including works by artists such as Jacopo Tintoretto and Bonifacio de' Pitati. The visit to the Museum Collection begins with the large ceremonial staircase designed by Giorgio Massari, on the opposite side of the Grand Canal. The first floor has a total of eleven rooms containing paintings, sculptures, frescoed ceilings and collections of the eighteenth century furnishings. The second floor opens with "portego" (the long central hall typical of the Venetian palaces) where you will find two of the earliest works by Canaletto; you can not miss the rooms dedicated to the work of Pietro Longhi and Giandomenico Tieopolo frescoes originally on the walls of Villa Zianigo. The third floor contains not only the three rooms of the old pharmacy (Farmacia Ai do San Marchi), but also the remarkable collection of paintings by Egidio Martini.
The layout of the palace takes visitors through the various rooms of the first floor with a large selection of clothing, garments and other accessories which are part of the permanent collection.