Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, Venice

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Admire the historical grandeur of Venice combined with an impressive collection of artwork at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro. The magnificent Gothic palace was built in the 15th century as home to the influential Contarini family. It remained in private hands until the early 20th century, when its last owner, an avid art collector named Giorgio Franchetti, transferred it to the Italian state. A great architectural monument, the palace still houses Franchetti's collection, which includes the works of artists such as Titian, Jan van Eyck, and Anthony van Dyck. You'll find guided tours of the palace in different languages both for groups and individual visitors, but you'll want to book them in advance. Put Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Venice itinerary builder.
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  • The most beautiful example of Venetian Gothic. The courtyard and staircase impresonantes. The collection of paintings of the Franchetti Gallery is very interesting. The views of the Grand Canal from the arcades are worth. The first Sunday of each month the visit is free.
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  • It isn't a big museum, but it is a lovely building with nice views of the canal and a nice selection of art. Pretty quiet and not a lot of people but we also went when it opened. 
  • Attractive outside, poor interior. Exhibition of paintings and sculptures really unattractive no audio guide and very brief English posters. Positive point: the view from the two terraces with a very nice architecture. Too expensive for what it is!
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  • Its very good, if you like art/painting. I like history but there was not much in it apart from a very old hand drawn map of venice. The view is good though from higher floors. But it is definitely not worth the ticket price. (6 Euro)
  • Beautiful building. You'll easily be able to spot it when passing through the grand canal.
  • Beautiful place and superb museum inside the palace
  • Mosaics on the ground floor are exquisite.
  • Ca' d'Oro is stunning and has some beautiful art works. Unfortunately, we chose to visit during the Divine exhibition - I'm a jeweller and was very interested to see the works. However, I was very disappointed. The jewellery was poorly displayed and catalogued with no information about the piece, materials, history or the film it featured in. Even more disappointing, several of the pieces were obviously mis-labelled. The cabinets housing the jewellery were positioned on the top floor with their backs to the wall blocking off what looked to be beautiful frescos on the wall - quite baffling that they'd chosen to do this, when they could have had the cabinets positioned back-to-back along the centre of the room so that both the jewellery and the frescos could have been easily viewed. To top-off the experience, we were shooed out of the gallery at 6.55pm, despite the fact that they advertise the closing time as 7.15pm. Disappointing experience all round.
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