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Review of Ca d'Zan Mansion

Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ranked #5 of 95 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 18 October 2016

At least tour the bottom floor of this mansion and walk around the outside to the back patio. The unique design is amazing and the chandelier from the Waldorf Astoria inside is beautiful! Don't miss touring this house.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Magnificent setting and beautifully preserved mansion. Enjoyed our tour which was extremely informative. Sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the breathtaking view.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Forget the charge for viewing the museums ... You can walk on the property for no charge. Skip the lines. Make your way to the patio of the mansion and watch the world sail bye in the comfortable chairs.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely architecture and history, not to mention location location location! We did the self guided tour, wish we'd done the narrated

Thank J01938
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the one of a kind mansion on a cloudy October day and spent a couple of hours touring and exploring the grounds. They have a number of options for touring:
-first floor walk through in your own -$10
-guided tour , first and second floor
-guided tour "private places

You will hear about the history of the Ringling family and the circus while exploring a beautifully preserved 1920s Italian inspired mansion. Every room is overflowing with beauty from custom tile to ornate painted ceilings to colored window glass throughout.

Its a bit confusing trying to decide on touring options. In the end I started with the extra behind the scenes tour since they had space and it was departing 15 minutes after I got there. Limited to 8 people, this docent-led tour visits the guest rooms on the second floor, servants quarters, really cool third floor game room and will rogers bedroom and the spectacular tower with amazing views (around $20-45 min). I also purchased the $10 self-guided tour of the first floor and did this after the behind the scenes tour. This was nice but not as interesting as having someone explain all the cool features.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND PRIVATE BEHIND SCENES TOUR. You get some amazing access points with a very small group. Photos are allowed (no flash) throughout.

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