The Canal Grande is fringed with many of these Venetian homes. The Ca’ d’Oro (or Golden House) is a perfect example of the Venetian Gothic style. It’s gold-leaf facade faded long ago, but it’s embroidered arcade remains a wonder. Inside, you’ll find the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti. This museum showcases statues, tapestries and paintings stolen during Napoleon’s occupation of Venice.
Highlights: Why not imagine yourself as a member of the Venetian aristocracy? Gaze out onto the waters of the Canal Grande from the Ca’ d’Oro balcony. Imagine yourself as a 16th century local, greeting friends and passers-by. You’ll also find the Tiziano masterpiece, Venus with a Mirror.
Time to Explore: About 1 hour
Top Tips: Admission is completely free on the first Sunday of every month!
What’s Close? The neighbouring Ca’ da Mosto, the Palazzo Fontana Rezzonico, and the Ca’ Corner della Regina (where the Fondazione Prada is based). Also, the Ca’ d’Oro is also only a 15-minute walk from the Piazza San Marco.