Alighieri D is one of four apartments comprising the whole top floor of an authentic historical Palazzo with great canal views, found in Castello District, Venice
The Alighieri “D” is the largest between the four apartments comprising the whole top floor of this authentic historical Palazzo found in the west side of Castello District, only a few minutes’ walk from San Marco Square, one of the last integrally authentic parts of the city. In the surroundings there are lots of artisan and antique ateliers, local food shops and delicious osterie (traditional restaurants). Some of the cultural landmarks that can be found in Castello beside the well-known Arsenale and Biennale gardens include the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, the Scuola of San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, the church of San Giorgio dei Greci, the Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the Church of San Zaccaria and many others.
The Alighieri can be reached from Marco Polo Airport by private water taxi in about 20 minutes ride through the lagoon, or in less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Vaporetto (ferry boat) stop San Zaccaria, thus conveniently located.
The entire property has been completely and luxuriously restored in 2013: the elevator has been installed, the original terrazzo flooring repaired, frescoes and stuccoes brought back to the ancient splendor, the terrace equipped with table, sunshade and sun chairs, at the ground floor a Sauna is available for the use of guests of the Alighieri Palace on request.
A welcoming hallway leads you straight into the grand master bedroom, where superb furnishings and plenty of natural light really enhance the beauty of this exquisite bedroom. Sleep under the frescoed ceiling and feel like a Doge as you awake!
The elegant living room showcases a contemporary and functional open plan kitchen, while offering very comfortable sitting space on a designer sofa. Dine either at the main table or at the breakfast bar, part of the kitchen. There is an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and a further en-suite bathroom with shower for the second bedroom. This bedroom has a more contemporary feel with crisp linens and fresh interiors. A clever mix of classic and contemporary to suit all. The apartment features a spacious attic floor that can be used as sitting room, play room or extra bedroom with lovely matching twin beds, suitable for children or teenagers.
All four apartments can be taken together for groups of up to 14 people: book directly on the Alighieri Palace webpage.
1 minute walk to the supermarket
5 minute walk to the VAporetto stop
5 minute walk to Piazza San Marco
Alilaguna: San Zaccaria
Vaporetto: Line 2: San Zaccaria
Elevator / Lift
Connecting apartment (optional)
Chef-rated kitchen equipment
Ironing board and iron
Smoking not permitted!
Hi There , We enjoyed our stay . The apartment was spacious/ clean and on the great location . Check in / check out was quick , They pick us up from the ferry station and took us to the apartment , they also arrange water taxi and provide detail guidance about the city. Thanks !December 2017, Margaret (UK)
The apartment was lovely and just as it looks in the pictures. It was clean, charming and had beautiful views of the rooftops of Venice. It also features a lovely shared rooftop terrace that was perfect for sunset wine and snacks. I was a little worried that the location would be overrun with tourists spilling over from San Marco but it was just far enough away to be out to the fray. Truly Venice was great to deal with throughout the entire process. They even sent a person to meet us at the nearest vaporetto stop to take us to the apartment, which was a comfort as we were travel weary! He also took the time to mark a map with the location of the grocery store, restaurants, bars etc. near the apartment. It was a great apartment for two couples as each bedroom had it's own bath, but it would also be good for larger groups too as it featured an attic level with twin beds that we never even used.September 2017, Susan (United States)
Ideally positioned for seeing the sights of Venice with benefit of having a supermarket around the corner. Well appointed with access to roof terrace being a real bonus for al fresco breakfast and glass of wine in the evening. Would highly recommend to a family or two couples sharing.October 2017, Chris (Switzerland)
Four of us stayed in Aligheri D Apartment - this spacious, quiet and private 2-bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment with kitchen, lounge, dining and an additional toilet was wonderful. Having a lift was a real bonus. An excellent terrace shared with other occupants of Aligheri A, B and C apartments. From the lounge and both bedrooms there were views of the canal next to the apartment and they also overlooked a beautiful garden. A short walk to the vaporetto stop of San Marco-Zaccaria made it accessible to all of Venice.May 2016, Elaine (Brisbane, Australia)
Great apartment in a fantastic location! My husband and I along with our three children(6,10,12) stayed here for a week in August and it was a great fit for us. It is always nice to have space when you are a family of five traveling in Europe. The loft area was set up as a twin bed and that gave us plenty of space. The location was fantastic as it was a quick walk to St. Mark's Square but nice not to be in the middle of all the action. We found a great cafe that made us "ice coffee" and Nutella crepes in the morning...right around the corner. The apartment is on the top floor of the building so be prepared for the stairs. There is an elevator that some of us would ride up and down but it could only fit 3 of us at a time. None of us minded the stairs! The apartment was clean and the beds were comfortable. It looked a lot like the online photos. The air conditioning and Wifi worked great! I was impressed with the bathrooms as we had a bathtub and a "fixed" showerhead in another(plus a blowdryer). There is also a laundry room on the ground floor but we didn't use it. Overall I think this is a great apartment for a family or someone spending a chunk of time in Venice. If you have a bigger group the other units they offer are all off the same hallway at the top of the elevator. I am sure they are all nice. I would stay here again!August 2015, Melissa & Robert (United States)