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  • Ca’ d’Zan: The Last of the Gilded Mansions

    Modeled on the Venetian palazzos of Venice, Italy, the magnificent Ca' d’Zan was John Ringling’s love letter to his beloved wife Mable.

  • A Terrace of Dreams

    Today’s special events bring back the faint echoes of music and laughter and love that lived here once and live here yet again.

  • A Place to Stop and Share

    Take a few moments to rest, relax and contemplate the beauty that surrounds you in Sarasota’s most splendidly scenic spot.

  • A Woman’s Touch

    From the mixing of the terra cotta to the glazing of the tiles, there is no detail that doesn’t bear Mable’s imprint and reflect her sense of design.

  • A Dream Home

    It’s only fitting that the Circus King’s castle should be filled with majestic furnishings, paintings and objects d’art. So it is at the Ca' d’Zan.

  • It Must Been Seen to be Believed

    Tour upstairs and downstairs. Catch a glimpse of how one of America’s richest couples and the people that served them lived.

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Ca' d'Zan

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. To honor its owner, they named it Ca’ d’Zan, “House of John”, in the dialect of their beloved Venice.

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