Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi (also known as the Palazzo Grassi-Stucky) is a building in the Venetian Classical style located on the Grand Canal, between the Palazzo Moro Lin and the campo San Samuele. It was designed by Giorgio Massari and built between 1748 and 1772.

The Grassi family sold the palazzo in 1840, with ownership that followed passing through many different individuals. The Palazzo was purchased by the Fiat Group in 1983, under the late chairman Gianni Agnelli, and it underwent a complete restoration overseen by architect Gae Aulenti.

The group’s aim was to transform Palazzo Grassi into an exhibition hall for the visual arts. It continues to be used as an art gallery today.

Recently Japanese architect Tadao Ando restored Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, which are the two exhibition venues of the François Pinault Foundation. Inside them you can see important exhibitions of contemporary art, with works from the Pinault Collection.


  • Palazzo Grassi: San Marco, Campo San Samuele, 30124 Venice
  • Punta della Dogana: Dorsoduro 2, 30123 Venice

For more info (timetables, prices, reservation) here’s the link to the official website: