Ca Ferro (now the Gritti Hotel) on the Grand Canal. Click on images to enlarge them. John Ruskin and his wife Effie rented a suite of rooms here during their second visit, when he was working on the last two volumes of The Stones of Venice.

The Gritti Hotel viewed from the left and ground floor entrance.

The Gritti Hotel amid its neighbors on the Grand Canal. Compare a view looking down the canal from the opposite direction.

More of Ruskin's Venice

Photographs 2030. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Ruskin, John. The Works. Ed. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. “The Library Edition.” 39 vols. London: George Allen, 1903-1912.

Last Modified 20 March 2030