Palazzo Nani Bernardo, still superbly furnished with its original period furniture, preserves the charming and aristocratic atmosphere of the most truly romantic Venice. The Palace was built in the 16th-century, during the transition period between the Renaissance and Baroque, following the project of famous sculptor and architect Alessandro Vittoria.
Its beautiful garden is famous for being Venice’s largest private one, boasting some centenary trees, such as the highest palm of the city and the magnificent 200-year-old wisteria. The “secret garden” was featured in the 2005 film Casanova with Heath Ledger and Jeremy Irons.
On the top floor of the Palace the exhibition “Storie di Moda” (Fashion Tales), organized in collaboration with Atelier Pietro Longhi, tells the story of Venice through 22 costumes, perfect historical reproductions dating from 1300 to 1910. Open upon reservation, the exhibition offers the unique opportunity to learn about the history of Venice fashion, its evolution and meaning accompanied by an exceptional “guide”, the Art Director of Atelier Pietro Longhi and expert in costume history Raffaele Dessì.