Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro

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Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro

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Neighborhood: Cannaregio
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.

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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The ornate facade which you see on the Grand Canal as you travel on the vaporetto is one of those characteristic Venetian Gothic ensembles which inspired various reinterpretations in 19th century architecture in cities including Glasgow in Scotland.

Inside the historic rooms house the fine art collection of Baron Franchetti, worth seeing in its own right, but even more so this summer when it is counterbalanced by contemporary sculpural furniture and lighting in 'Dysfunctional' - rethinking the boundaries of art - by Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

The two upper floor balconies are accessible to visitors, providing a great view along the Grand Canal.

Don't miss it!
Written November 9, 2019
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Dan W
81 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
has both Renaissance & Contemporary Art - 3 floors and easy to navigate - A bonus is that they have 2 balconies that overlook the canal
Written May 9, 2019
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Mary M
Edinburgh, UK71 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We visited the Ca’ D’Oro mainly because it was close to our hotel and it was raining. What a lovely surprise! Intriguing juxtaposition of Renaissance art and architecture with modern installations. A refreshing change from all the pomp of Piazza San Marco.
Written May 7, 2019
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FerringFairy
Worthing, UK391 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We’ve been to Venice several times so this occasion gave us the chance to see things which may not be particularly high on must see lists if you are only visiting for a short time. Ca D’Oro vaparetto stop as it’s name suggests is the nearest to this museum but it’s only a short walk from the Rialto. Purchased by Baron Franchetti and restored lovingly by him there is now a museum within the building. The day we visited they were preparing exhibits for the Biennale so not everything was available to see. However we did get a very nice sneak preview of some of the Biennale exhibits that had been installed. The exhibits are laid out over a couple of floors, the ground floor being particularly impressive having a magnificent marble mosaic floor which was apparently laid by the Baron himself. Certainly a work of art. There are also some interesting stucco works (no longer on their original walls) as well as paintings and sculptures and a beautiful carved and hinged portable wooden religious screen. Be sure to look up at the ceilings and obviously look out over the Grand Canal as you go round.
Written May 4, 2019
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Nigel B
Ferring, UK399 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Only limited access available as preparations underway for the Biennale. However did see some of these exhibits although not fully set up. The building has undergone considerable renovation since the original family lived there and one is not entirely sure how it looked originally although I am sure it was spectacular in its day. The overall impression one was left with, at this point in time, was slightly chaotic and we probably did not see it at its best.
Written April 26, 2019
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RoutemasterCB
Cambridge, UK469 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
We took the "traghetto" from just outside the fish market to Ca' d'Oro, an impressive late Gothic palace. Baron Giorgio Franchetti who took on the building in a poor state of repair, completed extensive renovations so he had somewhere to house his art collection. In 1916 Franchetti donated both the building and his collection to the Italian State. The building has some beautiful architectural features with an impressive mosaic in the inner courtyard.

On display are paintings, tapestries, bronzes and sculptures, as well as many religious works from demolished churches. We certainly gained knowledge on how to spot different religious figures from Sebastian to Gregory.

The galley also has some open balconies where you get great views of the canal side buildings and Venice rooftops, the Grande Canal itself and you really get the perspective of just how busy the waterway is with the varietoy of boats from water buses, taxis, gondoliers to the many delivery boats.

Well worth a visit.
Written September 18, 2017
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Justmyopinion
Toronto, Canada2,222 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We walked a long way in 36 degree weather only to see a closed sign.
We could peak in and see this place is worth seeing but could not get in.
You better check the hours so that doesn't happen to you.
It's in a quieter side of Venice.
Written September 15, 2017
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Julia K
57 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
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 thing to ourselves. The museum staff said that it typically doesn't get busy until later in the day. We were able to leisurely go through the exhibits without being swarmed by other visitors. Overall a worthwhile activity.
Written October 7, 2015
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Linda W
Tewkesbury, UK214 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
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.
Written July 9, 2015
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jgc37
Perugia, Italy179 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
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.
Written June 23, 2015
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