Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Venice Sights

Punta della Dogana

  • Punta della Dogana Map It
  • Dorsoduro
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/02/2015

Fodor's Review

Funded by the billionaire who owns Christie's Auction House, the François Pinault Foundation had Japanese architect Tadao Ando redesign this fabled customs house—sitting at the punta, or very head, of the Grand Canal—and now home to a changing roster of eyepopping works from Pinault's collection of contemporary art. The streaming light, polished surfaces, and clean lines of Ando's design contrast beautifully with the brick, massive columns, and sturdy beams of the original Dogana. Even if you are cool to contemporary art, a visit is worthwhile just to see Ando's amazing architectural transformation. Be sure to walk down to the punta (point) for a magnificent view of the Venetian basin. Check online for a schedule of temporary exhibitions.

Sight Information


Punta della Dogana, Venice, Veneto, 30123, Italy

Map It



Sight Details:

  • €15, €20 includes the Palazzo Grassi
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–7. Last entry 1 hr before closing.

Updated 04/02/2015


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Venice

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.