Few properties in Venice embody all you could desire of a luxury accommodation as the Serenissima does with the most breathtaking views of the Grand Canal
There are very few Noble Floors in Venice that embody all you could desire of a luxury accommodation. This 16th Century Palazzo has among the most breathtaking views of the Grand Canal, a private water entrance that enables you to reach the house by water taxi (highly recommended!), precious Venetian furnishings and paintings while offering maximum comfort. Located in the heart of the historical center of Venice, close to San Tomà and the Rialto area, in the San Polo district which is our favorite part of the city for authentic Venetian dining and shopping experiences.
It is complex to describe the beauty of this house: the atmosphere and the genuine venetian hospitality is simply unique. The south facing tall windows on the Grand Canal confer to the house exceptional brightness. The perfectly preserved stuccoes and frescoes on the walls and ceilings portraying mythological scenes, the inimitable terrazzo flooring, the beautiful fabrics and precious art works add to the charm of this Palazzo and creates the atmosphere of old times.
The Serenissima can also be accessed by foot from the private court yard on the rear of the property. The San Tomà Vaporetto stop (ferry) and the Traghetto (Gondola) are only 2 minutes walk from the house which enables you to cross the Grand Canal and reach the San Marco district in about 5 minutes.
The Serenissima apartment is located on the second floor and is laid out on about 500 square meters. You will be welcomed in the striking entrance hall that leads to the splendid and comfortably furnished living rooms with ample windows and full length balcony on Grand Canal. We can arrange a delicious breakfast to be served (on request) in the elegant dining room. The owners are passionate hosts and can prepare a mouthwatering Italian lunch or dinner for you (must be planned in advance). This is pure indulgence in an idyllic setting! The kitchen is professionally equipped to the highest standard, there is a laundry room with a washer and dryer as well as a library room with Wi-Fi internet connection.
The north facing sleeping area is composed of four gracefully furnished double bedrooms, very comfortable and air-conditioned, serviced by two bathrooms, while a third gorgeous marble bathroom with bathtub is accessible from the living area. Please be aware that only the bedrooms are air conditioned. The house is ideal for 6 guests but there is plenty of room for an extra couple if requested. Please consider that the precious furniture of the Serenisssima is delicate, therefore not recommended for children.
2 minute walk from the Vaporetto stop
2 minute walk to the Supermarket
10 minute walk to the Rialto Market
10 minute walk to the Accademia Bridge
Alilaguna: no stop close to apartment
Vaporetto: San Tomà - line 1 or 2
Grand Canal view
Private canal entrance
Chef-rated kitchen equipment
Ironing board and iron
Smoking not permitted!
The apartment was stunning....A beautiful classical palazzo residence right on the Grand Canal. The on-site attendant made using the kitchen, dining facilities etc very seamless. The spaciousness and high level of classical decor were exceptional. We look forward to returning.November 2017, Arthur (United States)
Hi all, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you. From Hanna helping us on site, and saving our lunch with the taxis, to Paolo and Daniela to the rest of the team who help us at the beginning and through the booking process. Thank you and talk to you soon to prepare summer 2018. All the best,July 2017, Jorge (United Kingdom)
Thank you very much for looking after us on our trip to Venice., May 2010. We were a party of four friends. We were originally booked into Dogaressa for 5 days but at the very last minute we were only able to stay in Dogaressa for first two days ( due to urgent work on the Palazzo, no fault of Truly Venice who had no notice). Daniela came up trumps with a very last minute arrangement for a three day stay in the beautiful Serenissima. Dogaressa came up to our expectations. Good showers and comfortable beds. Of note we would say this is ideal for 4-6 people unless treveling with children who could be accommodated in the two ajoining bedrooms, the second ajoined bedroom with it's own bathroom has really small (short beds). The reason we booked Dogaressa was the private terrace on the Grand Canal. This really is a magical place to have a drink with really staggering views on the canal and was definitely worth paying for.When the work is finished this will be an ideal place in the warmer months as it has an outside courtyard which would be nice to have breakfast etc. Serenissima is a true Piano Nobile in Palazzo on the Grand Canal (near St Toma) and very central. This is very large with no lesss than 3 sitting rooms, we only used the main drawing room which has five floor to ceiling windows opening out onto the balcony overlooking the Grand Canal. We never tired of observing the the activities of the canal. Though not a sitting terrace like Dogaressa there is plenty of room to stand and have a drink. As a big bonus we were not expecting we opted for the delightful Anna (cook) to prepare breakfast for us and we would very much reccommend this. Sitting in the rather grand dining room with a beautifully laid table was an excellent way to start the day. This room also has large windows overlooking the canal. If we used this apartment again we would definitely have Anna prepare dinner for us I'm sure it would be very special and a setting that would beat most restaurants. Another bonus was Cacum who lives in an upstairs bit of the Palazzo (very unobstrusive) he was also delightful and very helpful and insisted on acting as our Butler. He very soon realised that we liked tea after returning from our sightseeing and it was magically there and he brought our pre-dinner drinks on a silver tray etc. We were treated like honoured guests. The kitchen is something else, this is equipped for serious banquets, we didn't cook and why would you want to when Anna will do it for you (you pay for the food) and for dinner I guess you also pay for her time but not sure. We used private water taxis as both have their own private water entrance. These are two of the more expensive apartments on Truly Venice list but when you look at trying to get the equivalent in a hotel it becomes a very good and quite frankly a better and cheaper alternative. We had three bedrooms one huge, so could accommodate 6 persons, however only two bathrooms (one ensuite the second semi ensuite ( accessible from bedroom and landing)so ideal for four of us, comfortable beds with good showers. There are some serious antiques and paintings here so not really suitable for small children. You can be assured Daniela and Truly Venice will look after you in our experience. We would certainly use them again.May 2010, Colin and Alex (United Kingdom)