Franchetti Ca' D' Oro Gallery
Ca' d'Oro, built in the first half of the 15th century by Marino Contarini, overlooks the Grand Canal and is a magnificent testament to the elegance and lightness of the late Gothic Venetian style. Baron Giorgio Franchetti, who had bought and restored the palazzo in 1800, donated it to the State in 1915 along with the artwork from his collection.
The artworks include paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, the Saint Sebastian by Mantegna, paintings by Titian, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Guardi, Van Eyck and other Flemish and German artists, Venetian ceramics, Renaissance marble, a collection of bronzes and a rare medal collection. There is also a remarkable wellhead by Bartolomeo Bon featuring allegories of virtue.