There is no question that Florida has the most unique places and best views. The Ca' d'Zan Mansion is one of those magical places that will take your breath away and transport into a real-life Disney fairytale.
This majestic mansion is located in Sarasota about one hour away from Tampa. If you're doing a road trip, this place must be added to your bucket list. Ca' d'Zan is a mansion that belonged to the Ringling circus family. It was completed in 1926 and with it remained the European-inspired corridors and Venetian Gothic architecture.
Ca' d'Zan is the grandest mansion on Florida's Suncoast with 36,000 square-foot featuring the most beautiful deck. The house features five stories, a full basement, 82-foot-high tower with an open-air landing and a high-domed ceiling, and the most beautiful windows your eyes could see.
You will need about four hours to tour the Ringling Estate. The place features a Museum of Art, botanical gardens, Circus Museum, and many other areas. It is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and there are several tour packages. Tickets start at $10 but you can also enjoy the full Ca' d'Zan experience for $40 which includes a tour of the first and second floors of Ca’d’Zan, game room, the fourth-floor bedroom, and the Belvedere Tower.
The Ringling Estate also hosts many events such as live music on the Museum of Art courtyard, yoga events, and even a wine tasting. For more information about the different events check here.
The Ringling is located at 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243.