The Ca’ d’Zan, the residential Ringling House, is a Sarasota waterfront sight to be seen. If you are ever in the area, a visit to the Ringling Estate is a must. A stroll along the rose garden and the grounds take you back in time to an era of flapper dancers and extravagant parties.
Ca’ d’Zan, A Winter Ringling House in Florida
John and Mable not only fell in love with painted art in Europe, they also discovered Mediterranean architecture. The Ca’ d’Zan’s beautiful look is inspired by the grandeur of Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy and the minaret of the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. Ca’ d’Zan means “House of John” and though it holds Ringling’s name, he actually had it built for Mable. The house was completed in 1926, five years before the museum opened its doors to the public.