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Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro

Address: Cannaregio 3931-3932, 30121 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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Ranked #59 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 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

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Porlock Weir, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
57 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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