Ca' Vendramin Calergi
Cannaregio 2040 - 30121 Venezia
Tel. (+39) 041 5297111
Fax (+39) 041 5297132


Ca' Vendramin Calergi is the Casiṇ Municipale di Venezia most prestigious venue and surely among the most beautiful gaming houses of the world. Located on the Grand Canal, it's the first great palace of the venetian Renaissance. The palace was built by request of Andrea Loredan in 1481 and its construction ended in 1509 on a project of the architect Mauro Codussi.
The palace takes on one of the owners' names, Vittorio Calergi, and from its successors, the Vendramin family. It was during that period that the palace had its major glory. The Calergi extended it in 1614 and had the white wing, that delimits the garden, built. The facade is grandly erected on the Grand Canal and although it's in classical style it gives a sense of light transparency and clearness of its lines.
In 1882, the musician Richard Wagner was given hospitality in the mezzanine floor of the white wing where he worked on the "Parsifal" score until his death. In 1959 Ca' Vendramin Calergi become the venue of the Casino' Municipale of Venice. The charm of the splendid halls decorated magnificently adds to the magic of the green tables and creates a background, unique to the exciting nights that the gaming house knows how to offer its guests. Particularly beautiful is the Cuori d'Oro (golden hearts) Hall, upholstered in carved leather, that lodges the Trente-Quarante game and the Regia (Direction) Hall with the marquetry decors, where the Chemin de Fer is now played.

Admission granted only to those over 18 years of age. Seemly attire (jacket compulsory).