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Palazzo Grassi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Entry Ticket

1. Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Entry Ticket

Admire the collections in current exhibitions at Grassi Palace and Punta della Dogana with this combined entry ticket. Discover the "Marlene Dumas. Open-end" exhibit at the Grassi Palace and the "Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies" exhibition at Punta della Dogana. Uncover the beauty of the interior of Grassi Palace, an 18th-century buliding that was the last palace to be built on the Grand Canal before the fall of the Venetian Republic. It was bought by art collector François Pinault and renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Marvel at the Punta della Dogana, the former sea customs house of Venice that was converted to a contemporary art space. Have access to the rooftop of the building and gaze out over a sweeping view of the Venice Lagoon and the last part of the Grand Canal. Enjoy these sites which host some of the world's most important temporary contemporary art exhibitions. Get access to both locations and feel free to start your visit to either one of the two locations.

Day Trip to Venice by High Speed Train from Rome

2. Day Trip to Venice by High Speed Train from Rome

Set off on a day trip from Rome to reach Europe’s most romantic city in just a few hours by high-speed train. Your tour leader will be with you all the way from Termini train station, escorting you to the platform and on board. They will explain the highlights of Venice, and give you your ticket for Venice’s waterbus transportation. After reaching Venice in little more than 3 hours, enjoy a one-way ride on the Venetian typical public transport, the waterbus, or Vaporetto. It will be a fantastic opportunity to get the first glimpse of this magical city and its breathtaking views. Get to St. Mark’s Square, the heart and soul of Venice’s historical center. From the waterfront, marvel at the magnificence of the western façade of St. Mark's Basilica. Take the opportunity to go shopping or sip a good Italian coffee in one of the historic venues in the center, or get lost in the labyrinth of the insanely romantic alleys. You definitely cannot miss the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), which is among the city's most beloved locations and a source of many popular Instagram shots. On the way back to the railway station, join your tour leader for a fantastic aperitivo, or cicchetto as the locals call it: a mix of small savory side dishes typically served in the so-called bàcari and accompanied by the famous Venetian Spritz. Head back to Rome.

Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

3. Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

Take a tour of Venice from its waterways for the best and most breathtaking views of the city. This 1-hour tour is priced for a group of up to 5 persons. You’ll be steered in style by your own personal gondolier through centuries of history, along the iconic Grand Canal, one of the most elegant high streets in the world. Pass Ca Dario, Casanova’s home, Palazzo Grassi, Ca Rezzonico, Ca Bembo, Ca Pesaro, the Rialto Bridge, Campo Manin, and Mozart’s house. Sit back and relax as you take in the surroundings and your expert guide entertains you with anecdotes about the city. Learn the history behind La Serenissima, pass by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, and pass under the Accademia Bridge. Hear tales behind the gondola itself as you near the majestic Rialto Bridge. Turning into one of Venice’s scenic side canals, you’ll take in the splendor of the Canal Grande and also be able to enjoy the quaint charm of the smaller, more residential areas. Your informative guide will tell you all about the gondola and its unique structure, and the traditions of Venetian gondoliers. This is an excellent way to combine an informative and stimulating guided tour with a romantic gondola ride.

Venice: Punta della Dogana Ticket, Tour, & Terrace Cocktail

4. Venice: Punta della Dogana Ticket, Tour, & Terrace Cocktail

Discover the history of the Punta della Dogana art museum in Venice on a guided tour. Go up to the roof and enjoy a cocktail and the views of the city. Get access to the to Grassi place on the next day for as long as the exhibition 'Marlene Dumas. Open-end' lasts.  Head to the Punta Della Dogana and meet your guide. Find out about how the Punta della Dogana has changed over the years from a sea customs house. Go back in time to the 15th century and trace the story of this building and how it is connected with the city's commercial activities.  Hear about the building's renovation project which was headed by the architect Tadao Ando. Learn about its transformation into a museum of contemporary art. Go up to the terrace and admire the museum's stunning views of the San Marco basin.  End your tour after the museum's closure with a cocktail of prosecco, spritz, fresh juices and Venetian cicchetti on the terrace. The ticket also provides access to the 18th-century, neoclassical palace Grassi on the day after your tour. 

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What people are saying about Palazzo Grassi

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 130 reviews

OMG! I don't even know where to begin as it was an amazing trip!!! Rossella Ruscio was our guide and she was fun, informative, attentive and knew so much about Venice and the surrounding areas it was like having our own private guide! She even recommended a great place for lunch and that didn't disappoint either! She checked so often to make sure that we were all present and accounted for and she even took the time to care for those of us who couldn't walk as fast as the group. She made this trip worry free and super fun!!!! This was our 4th trip with you folks and we LOVE 'Get Your Guide' all of your guides are super so thank you so much for offering this great service!!!

We are so glad we did the 1 hour versus 30 minute gondola ride, we definitely could have stayed out longer! It is definitely worth getting out on the water to be able to see the city from a different perspective. Yes, there are cheaper/shorter trips if you just want a quick experience of it/for the 'gram, but this particular tour you get information on various building landmarks and information on how Venetians lived and traded back in the day.

very nice experience our guide taught us many things highly recommended experience

The experience was nice for a day tour. Like an introduction to Venice

We appreciated being able to easily enter the 2 exhibition venues.