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Sarasota Cultural Sampler

Visit The Ringling Museum, which is considered the foundation of Sarasota’s art scene. The institution was established in 1927 as a gift to the people of Florida and features a 21-gallery art museum, the Ca' d'Zan mansion, the Ringlings' mansion, the historic Asolo Theatre, and two Circus Museums. Get an up close and personal look behind the scenes of the historic Sarasota Opera House on a private tour lead by a Sarasota Opera staff member. Wind your way through Sarasota Opera's donor lounges, into the balcony, through the costume shop finally ending on stage where you can get the singers perspective from center stage. Then you can savor the elegant old world charm of Café L’Europe on St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota’s iconic fine dining restaurant for four decades. This culinary destination offers classic European cuisine, award-winning wines, impeccable service and sophisticated ambiance.

Know Before You Go:
  • Ringling Museum: The use of photography (cameras, video equipment) is permitted without a flash indoors, and freely outdoors. However, photography is prohibited in Special Exhibitions. Tripods and monopods are not permitted.
  • There are two dining locations on the Ringling Estate; Treviso Restaurant in the Visitors Center and the Banyan Café.
  • Complimentary tram service is available to transport visitors from venue to venue within the Ringling Estate. Stops are marked on the map.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Sarasota Opera: Tours must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance by calling Sam Lawry at 941-328-1300.
  • Tote Bag: Claim your Visit Sarasota Tote Bag by visiting the Sarasota Visitor Center located at 1777 Main Street, Suite 302, Sarasota, FL 34236. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 941-706-1253 with questions.

The Ringling Museum
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243
The museum is open 7 days a week 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days.

Sarasota Opera
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Visit the website for show times and schedules.
Closed holidays

Café L'Europe
431 St. Armand’s Circle
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Open seven days a week