Palazzo Grimani in Venice
Palazzo Grimani in Venice | photo by G.dallorto via Wikimedia Commons

Palazzo Grimani

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Don't miss the frescoed ceilings

Palazzo Grimani, located in the Castello area of Venice, is one of the most significant palazzos to open its doors to the public for many years. Inaugurated as a museum in 2008 after a decades-long restoration, the building is celebrated for its original architecture, outstanding decoration and its history.

The palace was the former residence of Antonio Grimani who was doge of Venice in the 1520s. However, it was Grimani’s grandsons who substantially altered the edifice and gave it a more classical look on the advice of celebrated architects such as Jacopo Sansovino, Sebastiano Serlio and Andrea Palladio. The decoration of the rooms is exceptional with fine stuccowork and frescoes reflecting the unconventional taste of the Grimanis and carried out by Mannerist artists such as Giovanni da Udine, Francesco Salviati, Camillo Mantovano, Francesco Menzocchi and Federico Zuccari.

All this makes Palazzo Grimani unique in Venetian history and architecture, a fascinating treasure trove of cultural, artistic and historical riches with some fine pieces from the family collections dating back to the 1500s.

Film buffs may be interested to know that the final scenes of the 1973 thriller Don’t Look Now were filmed in the palazzo.

Practical Information

Ramo Grimani, 4858, Venice, Italy
+39 04 1241 1507
Opening Times

Closed Monday afternoons

Monday 08:15 - 14:00
Tuesday 08:15 - 18:15
Wednesday 08:15 - 18:15
Thursday 08:15 - 18:15
Friday 08:15 - 18:15
Saturday 08:15 - 18:15
Sunday 08:15 - 18:15

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 1 January, 25 December and 1 May

How To Get There

Bus : Vaporetto (water bus) line 1 or line 2 “Rialto” stop or line 5.1 or line 4.1 “San Zaccaria” stop

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