A short boat ride brings you to Zattere Pontoon, from where you will walk to the museum. Here, you will behold a selection of works from the collection of François Pinault, a successful entrepreneur whose business endeavors include acquisition of the Gucci Group and control of Christie's auction house. Pinault's business sense is complemented by a passion for art, and over the years Pinault has amassed one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world.
To share his love for art with fellow enthusiasts, Pinault acquired the prestigious Palazzo Grassi in Venice. Later, he was selected by the City of Venice to transform Punta della Dogana into a center for contemporary art, where his collection could be on permanent display. Among the twenty artists in the exhibition In Praise of Doubt, almost half of them have never been included in previous exhibitions of the François Pinault Collection.
With canals that are as integral to its character as its art, Venice must be explored by gondola. So we have arranged for you to enjoy a brief gondola cruise before returning to your ship.
Please note: As this excursion involves stair climbing at the museum and embarking and disembarking a vessel that sits low in the water, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or physical limitations. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Although it is not anticipated that you will get wet on this excursion, any electronic devices (such as MP3 players, cell phones, cameras, etc.), as well as any valuable items must be stored in a sealable, waterproof dry bag or left on board the ship. Any damage occurring to these items is the responsibility of the guests. The order of sights visited may vary. Except for the gondola cruise, this excursion will operate in all weather conditions.