Although it is known as ‘the most beautiful street in the world’, the Canal Grande is the main waterway of Venice and much more. Lined on both sides by an uninterrupted series of palaces, churches, hotels, and other public buildings, it offers a journey back into history, evoking the pomp and splendor of the ancient so-called Serenissima – the ancient Republic of Venice.

Almost directly opposite Piazza San Marco – where the Grand Canal empties into the lagoon – Punta della Dogana‘s former harbour has now become an important point of interest. Today it hosts important collective and monographic exhibitions, featuring works from the Pinault Collection.