Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana and the Teatrino aim to guarantee the complete accessibility to the exhibitions and activities for all visitors, with or without disabilities. Accessibility is not considered a service but a fundamental pilar of the museums' mission, in order to make the spaces inclusive and welcoming for all.


Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana and the Teatrino are completely accessible to visitors with motor disabilities thanks to the absence of architectural barriers from the landing stage of boats at San Samuele (Palazzo Grassi and Teatrino) and at Salute (Punta della Dogana). Inside, the buildings offer lifts, access ramps and wheelchairs.

Moreover, together with other museums in the neighbourhood, Punta della Dogana takes part in the project Venice Art for All, that aims at making the area of Dorsoduro accessible by installing ramps on the local bridges.

The guided tours at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are accessible to visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing: with a week’s notice, it is possible to request a ISL (Italian Sign Language) guide or interpreter, at no extra cost.

The guided tours for families on Saturdays are also accessible to young deaf visitors. A ILS (Italian Sign Language) educator is present upon request.


Developed in collaboration with Venice’s Ca’ Foscari University and VEASYT, the project launched in 2013 aims to guarantee complete accessibility to educational activities to children and families with hearing impairments, whether they are independent visitors or part of a school group, by means of a LIS interpreter who is available free of charge.

For the school workshops and guided tours, it is possible to request for free the presence of an Italian Sign Language interpreter (Italian Sign Language) at the time of booking.

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