Ca’ d’Oro, one of the most prestigious late Gothic buildings in Venice, is home to the renowned art collection of Baron Giorgio Franchetti (1865-1927). The collection includes furniture, paintings, medals, tapestries, bronzes and sculptures, and grew over the years to include Renaissance art from religious houses that had been closed or demolished and collections from the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the National Archaeological Museum in Venice. The palazzo is built as a traditional Venetian fondaco – a warehouse and temporary residence for foreign merchants. The internal courtyard features a floor mosaic made of antique marble tiles, resembling those found in early Christian basilicas, together with the original marble well sculpted by Bartolomeo Bon in 1427.
The bookshop is located inside the palazzo on the first floor. Currently it is part of the ticket office and offers museum guides and information booklets. A similar service is available in the Venetian Museum at Palazzo Grimani.
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro
via Cannareggio, 3932
Monday 10.00 am– 2.15 pm
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Closed on Monday afternoons