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Palazzo Grimani, Venice

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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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  • Rather well hidden and poorly signed, this museum is worth a visit. It gives an insight into the wealth and history of the Grimani family. You need to think about what you see, the time at which it wa...  more »
  • Probably far from classical routes the building, mostly with empty rooms, contains interesting decorations on the ceilings and some beautiful painting. Also hosts temporary exhibitions.
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  • A beautiful building, with frescoes and stucco works, bellussime set it apart. Frequently in the late afternoon there are meetings with poetry, dance and music. Yesterday afternoon, we listened to the music and songs of the middle ages with typical instruments of the medieval period. Exciting and engaging, good audience participation.
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  • Nothing in the so called museum. Google claims people spend up to 2 hours here, me and the other half saw everything in 13 minutes. One floor, the rest of the building is closed off. Most of the rooms are empty, the ones with pieces in have one or two small pieces, none of which have title placards or any information. Overall not worth the price of entry
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting building, but the paintings were all on loan to other galleries. Check to see that what you aim to see is actually present.
  • Beautiful palazzo but rude staff and sparse information (for example that the Bosch painting was not present).

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