Evocative of its 19th-century origins, the family-owned-and-operated hotel exudes a hospitable, home-like ambience in the peaceful Cannaregio District for guests seeking a quiet, pretty haven away from crowds at the city’s principal attractions.
Classical/opera music is piped into public areas, which contain original 19th-century construction such as a cream-and-rose marble floor and rustic ceiling beams, and complementary decor such as Murano glass chandeliers, Oriental rugs, brocade fabrics, stucco molding, and bottle-glass windows. An indoor garden and coffee/tea room contains a huge chandelier created in 1904 by master Murano glassmaker Archimede Seguso.
On request, the hotel provides a little book containing a charming narrative of a 19th-century beauty, Ilde Scarpa, who thrilled Venetian society despite being a member of a mere confectioner’s family. She spurned noble suitors and married into another confectionary family, inherited this hotel, lived for nearly a century, and bequeathed the hotel to a granddaughter and her husband.
Sestiere Di Cannaregio 4587
Nearest major airport:
Venice, Italy (VCE-Marco Polo)
A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning in a breakfast room with Murano glass fixtures, bottle-glass door panels, delicately painted foliage and murals on white walls, rose-and-gray brocade seating, and linen-draped tables.
Breakfast may also be taken in an indoor garden (heated in winter) with brick floor and trellises under a canvas roof containing a huge chandelier created in 1904 by master Murano glassmaker Archimede Seguso. In warm weather, breakfast tables are set up in an enclosed outdoor courtyard draped in greenery and flowers and providing a fountain pond and umbrellas. For a surcharge guests may request breakfast in their rooms.
Complimentary coffee and tea are served in the indoor and outdoor gardens.
Bar – Cozy bar open early evening to late night. Upholstered seating, Murano glass light fixtures, television, pool-table room, and computer with complimentary dial-up Internet access.
Trattoria Enoteca – Independently operated restaurant/wine bar in the hotel serving lunch and dinner and featuring Venetian cuisine.
In historical district
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
Church of the Holy Apostles – 50 meters (55 yards)
Grand Canal – 200 meters (219 yards)
Teatro Malibran – 300 meters (328 yards)
Rialto Bridge – 400 meters (437 yards)
Piazza San Marco – 700 meters (766 yards)
Gallerie dell’Accademia – 200-meter walk (219 yards) and 15-minute waterbus ride
Jewish Ghetto and Museum – 800 meters (875 yards)
Marco Polo Airport (VCE): Approximate driving time to the Piazzale Roma, historical Venice’s land-transportation terminus, is 20 minutes and distance is 13 km (8 miles). Car rentals are available online, and there is public parking at Piazzale Roma and a parking garage at nearby Tronchetto.
Getting there: From the airport, visitors go by water or by land across the lagoon to historical Venice. By water, the fastest and most expensive way is by water taxi, which can navigate small canals to within 100 meters (109 yards) of the hotel. Less expensive and slower is a boat that stops 300 meters (328 yards) from the hotel. From there, guests can walk to the hotel or hire a water taxi to get closer. By land there are taxis and buses that go from the airport to Piazzale Roma, the historical center’s land-transportation terminus near the train station (Stazione Ferroviaria). Waterbuses go from Piazzale Roma and the train station to the Ca’ d’Oro stop, 200 meters (219 yards) from the hotel.
Directions to hotel: The waterbus stop nearest the hotel is Ca’ d’Oro, 200 meters (219 yards) away on the Grand Canal. After getting off the waterbus, walk straight away from the canal on Calle Ca’ d’Oro. Turn right on Strada Nuova, proceed to the square called Campo dei Santi Apostoli and turn left on Salizada del Pistor. The hotel is on the corner of the second street ahead, Calle dei Proverbi.
Getting around: The vaporetto (waterbus) system circulates throughout Venice’s historical center and connects the historical center to the Venice lagoon’s major islands (the Lido of Venice, Murano, Burano, and Torcello). Water taxis, which the hotel staff arranges on request, operate throughout the city, using major waterways and smaller canals. Gondolas for individual sightseeing tours can be rented throughout the city. Walking around Venice, with its narrow streets and little bridges, is easy, as the historical center is compact. Street maps are readily available.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds (surcharges) and complimentary cribs (infant beds) are available and should be requested at the time of booking.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Small pets only
Check-in time is 2 PM
Check-out time is Noon
Complimentary dial-up Internet access in available in the hotel’s bar. The hotel staff speak English.
See a list of property amenities
Internet access in public areas – complimentary
24-hour front desk
Number of rooms: 76
Dry cleaning service
Pool table on site
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Internet access in public areas – dial-up
Number of floors: 4
Coffee in lobby
Air-conditioned public areas
The Lido of Venice, the slender, 11.5-km-long (7.25-mile) island facing the Adriatic Sea that lies a 15-minute waterbus ride east of central Venice, is the city’s playground, especially in summer when beaches and water sports draw visitors and Venetians. Year-round, visitors rent bicycles to explore the island, play golf, or take horseback rides. Aside from fishing in the canals, the central city offers little in the way of recreational opportunities. Deep-sea fishing is available in the Adriatic Sea.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Golf – driving range nearby
Water skiing nearby
Motor boating nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Rowing or canoeing nearby
Scuba diving nearby
Jet skiing nearby
Running track/path nearby
Horse riding/rental nearby
Cribs (infant beds) available
Child care (in room, surcharge)
The hotel offers 76 guestrooms and suites in a four-story terra cotta colored building with dark shutters, wrought-iron balconies, and flower boxes. Rooms are individually decorated in richly colored brocades, antique Venetian furniture, and carpeted or terrazzo floors. Hallways with painted floral bands, lace curtains, antiques, and displays of Murano glass art herald rooms’ ambience.
Contemporary tile bathrooms include scales, heated towel racks, and shower/tub combinations. Conveniences include minibars and safes.
Smoking is not permitted in guestrooms.