Global Search

Set Current Location

Select a Category

All

Accomodations

Restaurants & Cafes

Attractions

Nightlife

Shopping

Tours

Join
Sign Out
user image
My Profile
Sign Out

"Gothic House of Gold"

The Ca' d'Oro is a beautiful Gothic structure that served as a home to a highly influential family in the 15th century. Built for the Contarini family, the structure is called the Palazzo Santa Sofia and more casually got the name Ca' d'Oro, which means ‘golden house’ or ‘house of gold’, because of the chrome decoration and gold inlays on the exterior. Giovanni Bon and Bartolomeo Bon, his son, were the architects on the job as well as the sculptors and they created a beautiful Gothic structure that is still talked about because of its style. Through the years, a few private owners destroyed some of the original structure. Then when Baron Giorgio Franchetti became the owner, he restored what was destroyed and now it is almost as good as it was when the original architects made it. The house is now restored and is open to the public. It is now known as the Gallery Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro. It houses the Baron’s personal art collection, and also showcases the original furniture and decor.
Ca' d'Oro Cannaregio 3932, Venice, Italy, 30121
Today: 08:15 AM - 07:15 PM Closed Now
View Full Hours
Monday 08:15 AM to 02:00 PM
Tuesday to Sunday 08:15 AM to 07:15 PM
"Gothic House of Gold"
The Ca' d'Oro is a beautiful Gothic structure that served as a home to a highly influential family in the 15th century. Built for the Contarini family, the structure is called the Palazzo Santa Sofia and more casually got the name Ca' d'Oro, which means ‘golden house’ or ‘house of gold’, because of the chrome decoration and gold inlays on the exterior. Giovanni Bon and Bartolomeo Bon, his son, were the architects on the job as well as the sculptors and they created a beautiful Gothic structure that is still talked about because of its style. Through the years, a few private owners destroyed some of the original structure. Then when Baron Giorgio Franchetti became the owner, he restored what was destroyed and now it is almost as good as it was when the original architects made it. The house is now restored and is open to the public. It is now known as the Gallery Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro. It houses the Baron’s personal art collection, and also showcases the original furniture and decor.
Add To Collection
Search
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BOOKING!

Keep Browsing
0,10 3302 661 0 680096 Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro
Similar Locations
Nearby Hotels
Nearby Restaurants & Bars
Nearby Attractions

near_similar 6|154,5|137 0 saragoldsmtih^:^Original uploader was Adriano at it.wikipedia^:^Anna Fox http://www.flickr.com/photos/saragoldsmith/3648415700/^:^http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ca%27_D%27Oro.jpg^:^http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/3146812420/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/^:^http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/^:^http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Italy