Designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Bono, and Matteo Roverti for the wealthy merchant Marino Contarini. It is called Ca' D'Oro (The Golden House) because of the abundant gilding that once decorated the faÃ§ade. Asymmetrical faÃ§ade with polychrome marble decorations, a portico on the ground floor, loggia on the first and second floor and cornice with elaborate tracery.
Today it houses the Giorgio Franchetti Gallery.
Keywords: Italy, Venezia, Venice, residential structures, housing, boats, water. Submitted by Zachary Snyder.