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Palazzo Grimani

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Address: Ruga Giuffa (Ramo Grimani) - Castello 4858, 30122 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 520 0345
08:15 - 19:15
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Mon 08:15 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 08:15 - 19:15

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Not the most spectacular, but very interesting and well worth a visit

Venice is full of spectacular, outstanding, wonderful palazzi. Palazzo Grimani is probably not one of them. And maybe this is why it is so interesting. That said, it hosts a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Venice is full of spectacular, outstanding, wonderful palazzi. Palazzo Grimani is probably not one of them. And maybe this is why it is so interesting. That said, it hosts a wonderful painting by Bosch (temporarily on display at the Galleria dell'Accademia). And a single room alone justifies the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were fortunate to find some displays of great appeal but it is not always the case. This palazzo is down the Venice equivalent of a side alley (a narrow quiet canal) and you feel the contrast between being in the vast rooms and being hemmed in by other buildings across a narrow slip of water. Beautiful rooms but it... More 

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Kettering, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Because this place contains no furnishings, one is able to concentrate on the architectural concept of a Venetian palazzo and examine fascinating decorative details which might well be overlooked if the rooms were full of distracting objects. The building is a monument to the power, prestige and wealth of the Grimani family, of which the visitor is left in no... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Good quality old paintings, architecture in the palace of a previous Doge. Almost no tourist in this place as they rather patronize Rialto next door

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City of Venice, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Palazzo Gramática is a beautiful palace of an important Venetian family and it is really beautiful. As far as the museum is concerned. It is difficult to imagine a more neglected museum where they really put little effort to make it interesting and welcoming. A shame for the management. It is better visited on the first Sunday of every month...... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The building and the rooms at first look like it would not be worth staying long, empty as they are, but we quickly found out that the place is full of surprising and beautiful details. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This was a highlight of our trip to Venice. It is an excellent example of a Venetian Palazzo. From the outside it looks like many other Venetian buildings but you walk into the most amazing house arranged around a stunning courtyard. There is an excellent English information sheet. There aren't many artefacts in the Palazzo but the decoration on the... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Not the easiest place to find, but very interesting. Only €5 and an information sheet in English (as well as other languages) giving the history and a description of each room..

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is a hidden gem but there is no advertising that we could find anywhere about it. It also does not believe in giving some background information to this important and powerful family in the notes handed out while you go around. If you do not talk to the assistant upstairs, then you will not learn how important and influential... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The palazzo is newly renovated and done with enormous skill and imagination - Ist you arrive in their pleasant shop where you buy tickets/deposit your bags. If you've been to the Accademia Gallery and keep your ticket, you can go in for free. You then go thro a courtyard and enter the suite of renovated rooms up a staircase with... More 

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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