Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at Ca' d'Oro

Venezia, Cannaregio 3932

  • Address: cannaregio 3932
  • E-Mail:
  • Phone#: +39 041 5222349
  • Booking phone#: +39 041 5200345
  • Opening: Monday 8.15am - 2pm
    Tuesday to Sunday 8.15am - 7.15pm
    The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the closure of the halls
    Schedule times on Sundays and holidays may vary
    closed on: January 1st May 1st december 25th
  • Price: Full rate 6 €, reduced 3 €, free under 18 and other categories.
    Free admission 1st Sunday of the month
    For further information on special offers, discounted admission and ticketing please visit the web site or contact the information office.
  • Transportation: Lines 1, n (stop ca' d'oro)
The rich Venetian merchant Marino Contarini commissioned the building of the palace in 1421, involving some of the best workforce from Veneto and Lombardy. The outcome is one of the richest and best buildings of the city, whose facade is decorated by lapis lazuli, golden leaves and azure fragments which earned it the name of Ca' D'Oro (the Golden House). This late-Gothic jewel was handed over in the centuries, until in mid-XIX century Russian prince Troubetzkoy gave it to the famous ballerina Maria Taglioni. In 1894 it was bought by baron Giorgio Franchetti, who gathered here his family collection in order to create a museum. One of the most prestigious works includes Saint Sebastian by Andrea Mantegna, the Venus in the Mirror by Titian and three paintings by Carpaccio. Do not miss the floor mosaic and the wellhead in the courtyard, sculpted by Bartolomeo Bon in 1427.