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Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro

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Address: Cannaregio 3931-3932, 30121 Venice, Italy
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Mon 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 8:15 am - 7:15 pm

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Good choice in Venice

I was happier with my experience at Ca' d'Oro than the Gallerie Accademia actually. The gallery at Ca' d'Oro is much more diverse. If you are looking for something that is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Julia M

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I was happier with my experience at Ca' d'Oro than the Gallerie Accademia actually. The gallery at Ca' d'Oro is much more diverse. If you are looking for something that is not overwhelmed with other tourists, go to this gallery. We were pleasantly surprised that when we showed up at 8:15 (when the museum opened), we basically had the whole... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were expecting rather more of a palazzo feel about the place, but it seemed a bit of a jumble of things the owner had collected. The audio guide was difficult to follow, and the Italian lady speaking English on it spoke too fast.

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Perugia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Truly, I was disappointed. I am huge fan of Signorelli's, but this flagellation is definitely workshop material. The single truly exceptional work is the Mantegna San Sebastiano. Even the recently cleaned del Sarto is not so great, beautiful colors, but goofy looking faces (even for a Mannerist). Ten euro is a lot to pay for a single great painting.

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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We essentially went to see the interior of the Ca D'Oro, as the external front was so impressive. Also there was an exhibition titled "Divine" of costume jewelry...the advert for 'Divine' showed a seductive photo of Sophia Loren in her '60s prime formmmmmm....I joking hoped she would appear on my visit ! Both exhibitions were well laid out and curated... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was staying at the hotel across the alleyway and, on the last day there, realized that this Galleria had actually existed right under my nose this whole time -- really glad I made the choice to check it out, because it is really a treasure. The space is well-maintained and well-curated -- it appears pretty small at the outset,... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I mostly went I because I was interested to see the "guts" of this palazzo. I was surprised, however, to find that they really have an incredible collection of art that ended up interesting me a great deal. Great Venetian art, as well as some fairly significant artists (Van Dyck). Great balcony. It's worth a visit if you have a... More 

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Venice, Italy
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Suze40
Porlock Weir, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.