The Mocenigo** Hotel
is located between the station and St Mark's
Square, giving it an ideal setting in the centre
of Venice near to the Canal Grande. A
10-minute walk is all
it takes to cross the picturesque shopping area to
get to the Rialto bridge.
The Mocenigo family is one of the most famous dynasties
in Venice. Over
the years, the family has included several doges:
TOMMASO MOCENIGO (1343 - 1423) was
his outstanding conduct in the war against
the Turks by commanding the Venetian fleet in
the Nicopolis expedition in 1396. He was elected
doge of Venice in 1414 whilst he was ambassador in
Cremone. His term of office was characterised by
a significant increase in trade, the reconstruction of
the ducal palace and the building of the library.
MOCENIGO, doge from 1474 to 1476, was one
of the greatest Venetian admirals. He also had
an active role in the war against the Turks by
taking and destroying Smyrna in 1472 and annexing Cyprus
to the Republic in 1475.
GIOVANNI MOCENIGO, the brother of
Pietro, was doge from 1478 to 1485 and continued
his brother's foreign policy, particularly in fighting against Mohammed
LUIGI MOCENIGO was doge from 1570 to 1577. During
his reign, Venice lost the fortresses of Nicosia
and Famagosta in Cyprus. These defeats led
him to make peace with the Turks and give up
any plans of conquering the island in
led by the other members of the family were
less aggressive. ANDREA MOCENIGO was senator
of the republic and an historian, LUIGI MOCENIGO was
doge from 1700 to 1709, his brother SEBASTIANO
from 1722 to 1732, and ALVISE MOCENIGO from 1763 until
his death in 1778.
hotel is located a few minutes
from Mocenigo Palace.