Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi, designed and built between 1740-70 by Giorgio Massari, is one of the most beautiful mansions in the banks of the Grand...


Palazzo Grassi, designed and built between 1740-70 by Giorgio Massari, is one of the most beautiful mansions in the banks of the Grand Canal, Venice. In 1893, the Palazzo was purchased by the fiat group, namely the late chairman Gianni Agnelli. The Palazzo, built in classical Venetian style juxtapoing its surroundings of Baroque and Romanesque architecture, underwent a complete restoration and revamped the traditional edifice in order to turn it into an exhibition space and art gallery for visual arts to flourish. 


In 2006, the palazzo was acquired by the French entrepreneur Francois Pinault with the intention of housing his personal art collection within. Eventually, the palazzo was open to the public in 2005, when Pinault decided to dedicate the entirely of the 5,000 square metre building to artist Rudolf Stingel. Stingel splayed his redefined version of art in the medium of carpet, throughout the palazzo.
Having a striking outer appearance is not all Palazzo Grassi has to offer, besides its refurbishment the inside of the palazzo is ornamented with rotating art collections and exhibits. 

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