Punta della Dogana
Controlled by the François Pinault Foundation, the same trust in charge of Christie's auction house, this is a museum-worthy gallery in the heart of Venice
. Set inside a 17th-century customs house, it showcases Pinault's impressive private collection, comprised of some 2,500 pieces of modern art. The location, at the point of land where the Grand Canal meets the Giudecca Canal, is equally spectacular. After you've finished browsing the art collection, grab a pastry or a small bite at the in-house Dogana Cafe.