Cà d’Zan Mansion, Sarasota

Cà d’Zan Mansion, Sarasota (must see)

Ca’d’Zan is a gorgeous Mediterranean Revival mansion with an emphasized influence of Venetian palazzos. Located in Sarasota, Florida and offering spectacular views over the Sarasota Bay, it was a gift made by John Ringling, aka The King of Circus, to his wife, Mable. Huge fans of the style, the spouses materialized here their love for Venetian aesthetic, although the credits for the interiors and furnishings undoubtedly go to Mable. Visiting the palatial mansion is a step back in time. The informative tours explain the history and origins of all the acquisitions made by the Ringlings for their winter headquarters.

Why You Should Visit:
The mansion is stunningly beautiful inside and out and a not-to-miss experience for kids and adults alike. Besides being located in Sarasota’s arguably most scenic spot, it will offer you a glimpse of some of the 1920s richest characters’ lifestyle.

Tip:
There are two tours you can choose from: John’s tour and Mable’s tour. Although it might seem a bit pricey, taking both is worth every penny.
Even though the tours do not last too long, there is a lot to see and soak in. It might take you more than just a few hours to explore the property, so we’d recommend you to plan your schedule accordingly.
Note that you won’t see velvet ropes to stop you explore the exhibitions whatsoever. However, take care to not touch any of the featured objects. Security will notice if you do, and escort you out of the building right away.
Note that John’s tour implies climbing more than 85 stairs, and there is no elevator available. Besides being ok with stairs, you should be able to stand for the duration of the tour (about 45 minutes).

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm; Thur: 10am-8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Cà d’Zan Mansion on Map

Sight Name: Cà d’Zan Mansion
Sight Location: Sarasota, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Sarasota's Top Museums Walking Tour  

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