This 18th-century palace changed hands several times over two centuries, and is now owned by billionaire French fashion mogul François Pinault. Palazzo Grassi, along with Punta della Dogana, functions as a private museum for Pinault’s extensive art collection. Changing exhibits showcase art, photography and experimental media from the late 20th into the 21st century, and aim to be challenging, engaging and thought-provoking.
Time Out tip: Overlooking the Grand Canal, the Café at Palazzo Grassi is a delightfully calm oasis for lunch or coffee.
Bacaro da Fiore: For haught-quality cusiine in a humble setting
Galleries in the Campo San Samuele area: For bringing home your own piece of contemporary art
Birraria La Corte: For pizzas and beer in industrial-chic surroundings