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Palazzo Mocenigo centro gran canal san marco

Palazzo Mocenigo on the Grand Canal in Venice.

The Palazzo Mocenigo detto "il Nero" is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in the sestiere of San Marco, Venice, Italy. Other Palazzi Mocenigo on each side include the Palazzo Mocenigo Casa Nuova and the Palazzo Mocenigo Casa Vecchia. The palazzo is located between the Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square.[1] It was occupied by the poet English Lord Byron (1788–1824) when he lived in Venice.[2]

The original Palazzo Mocenigo consisted four different buildings built for the Mocenigo family, seven of whom were Doges of Venice.[3] The Palazzo Mocenigo was built by Alvise Mocenigo in about 1579. In 1788, the individual palazzos were linked by Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, who was procurator of St Mark's Cathedral (and later Doge), to form a 40-room building complex that he used for entertainment.

Lord Byron stayed in the right-hand part of the central palazzo. The Palazzo Mocenigo passed out of ownership by the Mocenigo family in the late 1800s. It changed hands again in 1929 was put up for sale in 2005.[3]

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