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.
Stroll The Ringling estate, taste fine wine and delight in delicious food pairings and entertainment. The annual Wine Walk to Ca’ d’Zan is a self-guided wine tasting tour along the drive to John and Mable Ringling’s historic mansion overlooking Sarasota Bay.
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Through movement, mime, and comedy, a veteran solo artist recalls and recreates the indelible memories from thirty years of touring twenty-five nations.
From the Ancient Pyramids to a Voyage through Italy: The Ringling Art Library’s Collection of Rare Travel Books. The Ringling Art Library’s Special Collection includes a number of seventeenth to nineteenth-century travel books, many of which are extremely rare.
During this tour, Katie Nickel, School and Teacher Programs Coordinator, will walk us through the galleries through the eyes of a child and explain how she strategically designs school experiences for different ages and subject areas.