Fodor's Expert Review Palazzo Grassi

San Marco Museum/Gallery

Built between 1748 and 1772 by Giorgio Massari for a Bolognese family, this palace is one of the last of the great noble residences on the Grand Canal. Once owned by auto magnate Gianni Agnelli, it was bought by French businessman François Pinault in 2005 to showcase his highly important collection of modern and contemporary art (which has now grown so large that Pinault rented the Punta della Dogana, at the entryway to the Grand Canal, for his newest acquisitions). Pinault brought in Japanese architect Tadao Ando to remodel the Grassi's interior. Check online for a schedule of temporary art exhibitions.


Quick Facts

Campo San Samuele
Venice, Veneto  30124, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €18, includes Punta della Dogana, Closed Tues.

What’s Nearby