Located in the tranquil Cannaregio district of northern Venice, this prestigious building is just a five minute walk from Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge that crosses the Grand Canal. This charming four star Secret Hotel has been restored to it’s historical grandeur in the classical Venetian style, so for a traditional slice of Italy this luxurious hotel is ideal.
The conscientious staff will ensure your stay is perfect. Should you require help with theatre reservations they will be happy to help, and the reception is open 24 hours to assist you at any time of day. There is also a reading room should you wish to retire for some peace and quiet. The sumptuous guest rooms come with connecting rooms and an en-suite bathroom which feature complimentary toiletries, bathrobe and makeup mirror. Rooms also include climate control, tea and coffee making facilities and plasma screen cable television. A turndown service is also included.
Our top picks close to this hotel
A tour around the Palazzo Ducale includes points of interest for adults and children alike. This impressive building contains work by masters such as Veronese as well as boasting stunning renaissance and gothic architecture. Younger children however will be amazed at the prison rooms and displays of armour and weapons.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not take your partner for some delicious italian cuisine at Algiubagio. Staff are attentive, and the intimate relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a candle lit meal for two!
Cavalier is a father and son run shop that specialises in world carvings made by the duo themselves. A fascinating shop, and great place to find a special souvenir. If one of the larger pieces catches your eye, don’t worry as they ship worldwide.
The Rialto Bridge is one of four bridges that cross the Grand Canal, but this one is particularly special because it is the oldest of the four and once the divider between the districts of San Marco and San Polo. The stone structure that remains today was completed in 1591, and today is one of the most prevalent icons of Venice.
For Eating Out
It can be difficult to sift out the authentic italian restaurants from the fast food tourist ones. Osteria-Enoteca Ai Artisti will live up to all your italian food expectations and more. Serving seasonal traditional recipes, with inventive twists, this is the perfect restaurant for delicious food and great accompanying fine wine.
Harry’s Bar has been a regular for writers, artists and aristocrats since 1929. Famed for it’s bellini’s, this is an experience not to be missed. Relax at the bar with waiters in dickie bows serving you and imagine you’re back in the 1920’s.