This Palace, once house of the Doge Antonio Grimani, with its Roman-style courtyard and centre italian architecture make it a unique place in Venice. The museum exhbitis amazing sculptures and original pictorial wonders
House of the Doge Antonio Grimani, it was originally an L-shaped building located at the intersection of the rios of San Severo and Santa Maria Formosa. In the sixteenth century overall renovations were carried out for 30 years at the expense of Antonio’s nephew Giovanni Grimani: two new wings were added to the building, doubling its size and gaining an inner courtyard, Roman-style, with loggial of marble colonnades. The asymmetrical porticoes filled with sculptures and inscriptions, worked as a stunning invitation to visit the rest of the collection on the upper floors. The use of centre-italian architecture and decorations, make this Palace a unique piece in Venice.
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