Ca' d'Oro : Michelin's recommendations
It is perhaps the most beautiful palace in Venice! On the edge of the Grand Canal, it has magnificent stonework, like latticework, on its asymmetrical façade reflected on the water. True, it is no longer covered with the layer of gold paint that, in the 15C, earned it the nickname the "house of gold" by the Venetians, but what a harmonious place! Built at the beginning of the 15C by Lombard and Venetian artists for Mario Contarini, it was restored at the end of the 19C by baron Giorgio Franchetti who restored it to its original appearance (except, of course, for the painting by Jean Charlier), and moved in his collection, which you will be able to tour, and that is very varied, running from the 11 to the 18C. For many, the jewel of this collection is the Saint-Sébastien by Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506). You will also be able to admire the frescoes, unfortunately somewhat damaged, painted by Giorgione and Titian for the facade of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. A small painting by Tintoretto, landscapes by Francesco Guardi, a round painting by Jacopo del Sallaio and two Carpaccios will also catch your eye... if you are able to ignore the spell cast by the charm of the place itself, on the edge of the canal, with a terrace right on the water, from which you can watch the constant show put on by the Grand Canal.
- Address : Cannaregio 3932 I - 30131 Venezia30131Venezia
- Phone : 0415200345
- Website : http://www.cadoro.org
- Prices : 8 €
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