Culture and traditions

Ca’D’Oro – Venice

Ca’d’Oro It is one of the most impressive palaces on the banks of the Great channel. It began to be built in the mid-fifteenth century commissioned by the Venetian merchant Mario Contarini. It has an architectural style between late-Gothic and Renaissance.

Baron Franchetti bought and restored it at the end of the 19th century. Donating it later to the Italian state along with its art collection. Thus is born the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’d’Oro, which continued to increase its funds.

The façade, which was decorated with gold leaf, hence its name, and the marbled marble that covers it have a bright hue are highlights of our visit. The backyard on the ground floor is also of great beauty, where we can see a well designed by Bartolomeo Da Bon in Verona red marble.

The Gallery it houses paintings from the Venetian, Tuscan and Flemish schools, Renaissance statues and an excellent collection of ceramics found in the Venetian lagoon.

It can be visited on Mondays from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from Tuesday to Sunday, until 7:15 p.m. The full admission ticket costs € 12 and the reduced one, for European citizens between 18 and 25 years, to € 8. It is free for children under 18 and over 65 in the EU. They have audio guide service in Spanish, the individual at € 4 and € 6 double. The mandatory wardrobe costs € 0.50.

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