This is a preview of the content in our Venice Art & Culture app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Access all content
  • Use the in-app Map to find sites, and add custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

Giorgio Massari

Early Rococo and Neoclassical design

Palazzo Grassi

Giorgio Massari (1687–1766) was an architect who collaborated with Giambattista Tiepolo and once even with Vivaldi to produce some of Venice’s most delightful, acoustically excellent rococo buildings, notably the churches of La Pietà and the Gesuati.

He also designed the serene Neoclassical Palazzo Grassi, the last great palazzo on the Grand Canal, with rooms (unusually for Venice) built around a courtyard. He also completed the Ca' Rezzonico after the death of Longhena.

Rococo and Neoclassical


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Creative Commons