Palazzo Santa Sofia (Ca' d'Oro) - Venice, Italy (THE TOP SIGHTS )

Ca' d'Oro

Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) is one of the older and most beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice.
It has been known as Ca' d'Oro (golden house) due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls.
The Palazzo was built between 1428 and 1430 for the Contarini family, who provided Venice with eight Doges between 1043 and 1676...

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