Ca’ d’Oro or Venice’s Golden House is a stunning stately home, which houses the museum called Galleria Giorgio Franchetti. This breathtaking palazzo is called so because its exterior walls were adorned with gold leaves. While the gold leaves are no longer there, the marble of the building still shines in the sunlight.
Built in the 15th century, it houses the famous museum called Galleria Giorgio Franchetti. It is also one of Venice’s most impressive and best-preserved palaces. Apart from the Doge’s Palace, it is one of the finest manifestations of a fine blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture of Venice. The house features a pink-and-white façade, which was carefully restored in 1995.
Some of the prominent features of the Golden House include its palatial trappings, mosaicked floor, and the beautiful ornate beamed ceilings. Its majestic trappings offer a prominent backdrop for Baron Giorgio’s private collection. The former owner of this house donated his exotic collection of artwork like sculpture, paintings, and the palazzo to the city during the First World War.
How to get there
Ca’ d’Oro is in Venice’s Sestriere of Cannaregio and tourists can reach here within half an hour by foot along a street Strada Nuova. The street follows the Canale Grande and links Campo S.S. Apostoli with the train station called Santa Lucia.
Alternatively, visitors can also take a waterbus. The city map and the shipping line schedules can be seen here. Another important thing to note is that the entrance is on the street, which connects the number 1 Line ACTV – Ca’d’Oro with Strada Nuova.
From €17.48 onwards (For admission to Ca D’oro – Franchetti Gallery)
Tues – Sun: 8:15am – 7:15pm
Mon: 8:15am – 2:00pm