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“Restored 16th-century palazzo with spacious frescoed rooms, full of antiques and Murano glass. Bursting with history and character. Four poster beds, heavy curtains and patterned wallpaper adorn the rooms. Drinks are served in a walled terrace with shaded seating. Truly regal living.”

“Restored 16th-century palazzo with spacious frescoed rooms, full of antiques and Murano glass. Bursting with history and character. Four poster beds, heavy curtains and patterned wallpaper adorn the rooms. Drinks are served in a walled terrace with shaded seating. Truly regal living.”

Hotel Review

This fine 16th-century palazzo in atmospheric Cannaregio was the home of its owner, Marisa Rossi, who continues to create the feel of a grand house party amongst her guests. The splendid stuccoed and frescoed rooms are furnished with antiques, silks and Murano glass, while a magnificent first floor salone is reached by a rare (for Venice) double staircase, and a secret walled garden lies outside. The real thing.
Recommended for
  • Writing a novel
  • Be inspired by the enchanting setting- think authentic 17th-century frescoes, silk-lined walls and secret walled gardens.
  • Local exploring
  • Well situated in the bohemian Cannaregio quarter, beside a quiet canal perfect for private watertaxis.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Writing a novel
  • Be inspired by the enchanting setting- think authentic 17th-century frescoes, silk-lined walls and secret walled gardens.
  • Local exploring
  • Well situated in the bohemian Cannaregio quarter, beside a quiet canal perfect for private watertaxis.
  • Local markets
  • Browse the Rialto market for local produce, leather goods and perfumes, just across the Grand Canal.
  • Other Activities
  • Relax in the flower filled garden sipping on cocktails and admiring the rare peace and quiet.
  • Sights nearby
  • A short walk away is Ca' d'Oro a splendid gothic style building overlooking the Grand Canal.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Explore the excellent bars and restaurants in the ancient Jewish Ghetto.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is served
  • Owner managed
  • Quiet
  • Family Suites
  • Full of character
  • Secluded setting
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Grand Hotel
  • Artworks
  • Landmark
  • Historic
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Four poster beds

Facilities

  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is served
  • Towelling robes
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Car not required
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Outdoor dining
  • Internet
  • No pets
  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Four poster beds
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Local markets
  • Browse the Rialto market for local produce, leather goods and perfumes, just across the Grand Canal.
  • Other Activities
  • Relax in the flower filled garden sipping on cocktails and admiring the rare peace and quiet.
  • Sights nearby
  • A short walk away is Ca' d'Oro a splendid gothic style building overlooking the Grand Canal.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Explore the excellent bars and restaurants in the ancient Jewish Ghetto.

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Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

"With its beautiful heirloom antiques and frescoed ceilings, Palazzo Abadessa is every inch the aristocratic family palace."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Palazzo Abadessa

"Respectable, modestly priced, classic but unflashy, away from the melee in slow-paced Cannaregio, and with a sunny walled garden for breakfast, quiet contemplation, a gentle snooze or a sharpener from the honesty bar."

Originally published by The Times (view article)

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