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Family from the village of Rezzonico, now the municipality of San Siro, in the province of Como and located on the lake of the same name. The genealogical branch separated around 1550 from the noble Della Torre di Rezzonico.

The two brothers Carlo and Aurelio, who conducted "the business of the royal mines of Adriano", were appointed by Emperor Leopold I, Barons of the Holy Roman Empire as a reward for the good deals concluded in his name. From Lake Como they moved respectively to Genoa and Venice.

Aurelio Rezzonico arrived in Venice around 1640, where he expanded the trade of his brotherly activity, accumulated a great fortune in a short time, maintaining a relationship of trust with the Genoese merchant class. He showed great generosity by donating 60,000 scudi to the San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti Hospital, one of the most important relief organizations of the time. In the church, currently incorporated in the perimeter of the Civil Hospital, he built the family tomb where he was buried in 1682.

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