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“Visit the Past in the Present”
Review of Ca d'Zan Mansion

Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ranked #10 of 150 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Please visit ringling.org for Ca' d'Zan tour times and admission info.
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Beautifully restored Venetian palazzo by Italian craftsmen. If you can't get to Venice, visit this place. It's on the bay so easy to imagine being in Italy. The interior of the home harkens to a time long gone, yet gives the visitor impressions of what it was like to live in wealth in the 1900's. If you get a good Docent you'll be treated to imaginative stories. This should be on every visitor's list of things to do in Sarasota.

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"winter home"
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

This is a classic mansion from the early 20th century. It is right on the bay and you can sit and watch fish jump or the sun set. The house still has all the original furniture and decor. We did a self-walk through. It took about 15 minutes for the ground floor. The upper floor requires a guided tour.

Thank DrAwkard
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Couldn't believe , that circus owner had a home more beautiful than Vanderbilt. Italian style Palace. Filled with arts , great furniture and amazing, tasteful architecture

Thank Regina N
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Great tours of the mansion, but the view of the bay from the mansion is breathtaking. Great for afternoon with friends.

Thank Janiceboo
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We took all the tours they offered. Small groups in each tour lasting about 45 min each and very interesting. Beautiful mansion with all original furniture! Enjoy

Thank BruceKoe
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