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Palazzo Grimani, Venice

(4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Get a glimpse into the extravagant lives of important Venetian families during the Renaissance at Palazzo Grimani, a restored palace that once belonged to Cardinal Giovanni Grimani. Located near Santa Maria Formosa, the site houses many artistic and cultural riches, such as a rare Hieronymous Bosch triptych. Walk inside to see the rooms complete with intricate stuccowork, frescoes, and gilt inlays. Check out the room titled Sala ai Fogliami and view the walls painted with flowers, greenery, and forest animals. Various art collections are on display within the palace; check the website for more information. If you purchase a ticket to the Academia Gallery, admission to the palace is included. Make Palazzo Grimani a centerpiece of your Venice vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Venice holiday planner.
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  • I've been to the guided tour that is offered for free at 16.30 on Friday and I was more than satisfied! Our host entertained us with minimal effort, well prepared and conveyed passion. For an entrance fee of 5 euros was truly unbeatable value for money, it is a pity that not many are aware of this little gem! highly recommended!
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  • 4 stars and not 5. The Palazzo Grimani is certainly one of the most unique and characteristic Venetian palaces. The visit is definitely recommended for those who want to admire the work of Giovanni da Udine, a pupil of Raphael, fragments of frescoes and especially the Forum of Grimani. 4 stars and not 5 because the attention towards education is still low and because it lacks an adequate marketing project: official website with very good graphics and in only 4 languages (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese. ...????); No audio guides in multiple languages; Non-stocked bookshop and with no gadgets created specifically for the Museum (e.g.: tablecloths covering the reasons for still lifes of the murals, coloring books for children, mugs with embossed images of the Hieronymus Bosch painting ...); Educational panels indoors only in Italian; The absence of a video room that introduces the visitor to the tour route and make the visitor understand the importance of the Grimani. And finally a wish: to be able to create copies of the statues of the collection and place them back inside the grandstand. Grimani In each visit this museum. Time and money will be well spent.
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  • 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 betwe...  more »
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  • The palace is very nice, but the State Museum that occupies its beautiful rooms is very neglected. A bureaucratic museum that would need a better management and a little Tender, Care and Love.
  • Beautiful palazzo but rude staff and sparse information (for example that the Bosch painting was not present).
  • Interesting building, but the paintings were all on loan to other galleries. Check to see that what you aim to see is actually present.
  • Great to visit as a bonus after the academia. The visit is definitely faster but it brings a great perspective on how palazzos could be in their original states.
  • A good place to see some great paintings and statues surrounding the history of Venice. It was over very quickly, however.