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The ghost of Palazzo Grassi on the Grand Canal of Venice

Mysteries & Legends

The ghost of Palazzo Grassi on the Grand Canal of Venice

The palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice are the ideal destination for anyone looking for fascinating and mysterious stories.

It is said, for example, that the Palazzo Grassi in San Samuel, now the headquarters of the Foundation of billionaire and contemporary art collector Francois Pinault, is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who allegedly threw herself (or was thrown) from one of balconies of the courtyard of the palace after suffering violence.

The custodians of the palace have repeatedly said they have heard someone call them by name, as if the person were just standing nearby whispering in their ear...

During the restoration of the building during the '80s something extraordinary happened: an old night watchman was walking through the halls when he heard a voice from nowhere, calling him and telling him to stop; after recovering from the shock, the man lit his torch (he was used to moving around in the dark because he knew the place very well). He began to look for the person who had called him, but without any success. He noticed, however, that the voice stopped him one step away from a hole in the floor that the workers had dug in without any safety: the ghost of Palazzo Grassi, screaming, had saved his life!

If the numerous articles contained in our Mysteries and Legends section do not fully satisfy your curiosity, our trusty guide will accompany you in Venice for a fascinating guided night tour: ghosts, legends and mysteries ... Francesca will show you palaces, hidden streets and famous places that hide secrets that have never been revealed.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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