© Michael Taylor
Monday afternoon September 17th, 2001.
The Ca' d'Oro (Golden House) palace was completed in 1440
and took its name from the heavy gold gilding which originally covered the
columns and ornaments. Originally the home of the Contarinis, 8 members of
the family were Doges, it was restored in the early 20th
century by Baron Franchetti and is now a museum.