Palazzo Grimani, Venice
A true Renaissance jewel that was closed to the public for more than 25 years, Palazzo Grimani in Venice was the sixteenth century residence of the brothers Vettore and Giovanni Grimani.
The former was the Procurator of St. Mark's, while the latter was the patriarch of Aquileia.
Reopened to the public in 2007, the museum is adorned by architectural elements and stuccoes and frescoes by Francesco Salviati, Federico Zuccari, Camillo Mantovano and Giovanni da Udine.
Inside are Venetian pastellone floors illuminated by Pompeian colours, precious polychrome marbles, magnificent frescoed vaulted ceilings, a spiral staircase attributed to Palladio, and above all a tribune that once housed the Grimani brothers’ collection of Greek and Roman antiques.
Thanks to the Grimani family's passion for collections, masterpieces by Titian, Veronese, Bassano, and Tintoretto, as well as the extraordinary “Visions of the Afterworld” by Hieronymus Bosch can now be admired.