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Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro

Cannaregio 3931-3932, 30121 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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Ranked #48 of 214 attractions in Venice
Type: Art Museums
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Venice, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The magical setting of the Ca' d'Oro, one of the most beautiful palaces in Venice, is home to an extremely eclectic collection of paintings, sculptures, marble and bronze reliefs, fragments of frescoes and tapestries. There are a wide range of artists represented, including such heavyweights as Andrea Mantegna, Antony Van Dyck, Francesco Guardi and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The exhibits are... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I spent a rainy afternoon here and it was without doubt one of the highlights of my month in Venice. The building is superb and beautifully maintained, the sculptures and paintings in the upstairs galleries are museum quality. There are wonderful views of the fish market and Gran Canal from the three terraces. The simple elegance of this building was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Heading in the direction of the Ca'd'Oro vaporetta stop to visit a modern art museum we stumbled upon a beautiful sun soaked courtyard. We soon realised the courtyard belonged to the Ca'd'Oro (golden house) Franchetti Gallery. We were lured in. The building itself was built in the late 1400s and in 1894 Giorgio Franchetti acquired it and housed his important... More

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Porlock Weir, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The story of one man’s passion and drive in restoring a medieval building and then filling it with personally chosen treasures. These included exquisite examples of fine art, sculpture, bronzes, ceramics, silverware, tapestries... A wonderful chance to see one of the very best palaces on the Grand Canal along with its eclectic art collection - a real highlight of our... More

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I specifically wanted to see the floor at water level of this museum. It did not disappoint. Wonderful views from the upper floors and then to stumble upon the Jewish treasures once hidden, now found and restored, was a wonderful unexpected treat. I was moved by the experience. Our visit was special to me.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

There's a very interesting mix of classic and modern art, the obligatory religious art and the rediscovered Jewish treasures hidden in the Ghetto before WWII. Such a lovely building too with impressive views of the Grand Canal.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We appreciated being able to see this lovely structure. We enjoyed the religious art from Franchetti's collection. We weren't as excited with the pieces that had been added to fill up some of the upper floors. For us the modern art was a miss. The special Jewish Ghetto collection was interesting. Expensive for what it is.

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Reston, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This museum was completely empty when we visited it and we figured out why as we were looking around. Its not very interesting. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good museum but this one wasn't worth the 6 euro per person entry fee. There is a neat view of the channel from the upper floors but other than that... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

Sorry, I was not very impressed with the Galleria. It was ok, although the tapestries were pretty incredible, I didn't find that a visit to this Galleria was worth the time and money. Maybe if you are "looking" for something to do, but I wouldn't put it on any list of "must see" places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2008

I visited the Galleria Franchetti a couple of weeks ago and I was most impressed by the collection of Hispano Moresque pottery and Venetian ceramics. Most of the pieces belong to the former collection of Prof. Luigi Conton, a passionate scholar and collector. The history of Italian ceramics and their tribute to Hispano Moresque pottery owes a lot to his... More

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