Even though the art exhibits within Palazzo Grassi hide many of the building’s fine features, the marbled floors and gilt ceilings are continuing reminders of a glorious past, though the Grassi family left in the 19th Century, signalling a procession of changing owners for another hundred and forty years until it was purchased by Fiat and converted to an art gallery.  It nevertheless retains its opulence.

Which makes this collection box embedded in the wall of the nearby San Samuele all the more poignant (Bread for the poor).

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