Who says you can’t have it all…?! - a suave and sophisticated Venice haven for two with film-star good looks and charisma in spades (plus Wi-Fi and air-conditioning throughout), wonderfully positioned on the Grand Canal opposite San Marcuola and near the Fondaco Dei Turchi (Venice’s Natural History Museum) in the district of Santa Croce.
A splendid and eye-popping revelation behind its relatively modest 16th Century waterside façade and newly restored with panache and pizzazz, Ca’ Del Fontego’s considerable charms (of which there are many!) include a main open plan living/kitchen/dining area on the Grand Canal and a perfect example of a happy marriage between ancient Venetian and bang-up-to-date city living.
Gorgeous exposed honey-tone brickwork sits at ease alongside age-old marble columns and rustic wooden beams all further enhanced by soft lighting, elegantly co-ordinated furnishings and superb wall-to-wall glazed windows overlooking the building’s Renaissance arches and all the action of the Grand Canal beyond - tear yourself away from the views if you can!
To the rear of the room sits the modern, well-equipped and fully-fitted kitchen/dining area featuring pale wooden units perfectly pitched in colour and style against the décor of the rest of the room and next to which are sliding mirrored doors which add to the overall feeling of space, while to the side sits a further cosy sitting room and home to two sofas, a piano dear to the heart of the apartment’s artistic and jazz-loving owner (more of whom a little later!) .
To the rear of the main room is the master bedroom with double bed and fitted wardrobes - a stylish, private and intimate space made even more charming and characterful by polished plaster walls in a buff/sandy shade and a unique and highly evocative mural of the Venetian lagoon expertly painted by the apartment’s talented owner.
There are three bathrooms (yes three!), so do feel free to take your pick! To the left of the bedroom (and also accessible from the second sitting room) is the main bathroom with a large shower and a Turkish bath for extra pampering, while on the opposite side of the bedroom is a good sized en-suite bathroom with bathtub. The third smaller bathroom (accessible via the main room) is more functional in style and has a shower and washing machine for added convenience particularly during longer breaks or if staying for just a few days as part of an extended tour or holiday.
Wrap yourself up in the warm embrace of comfort, great taste and some fabulous views… luxury for two of the highest order!
Within easy walking distance of Venice’s Santa Lucia Railway Station and Piazzale Roma if travelling light and even closer to the vaporetto (waterbus) stops at Riva di Biasio and San Stae on the Grand Canal for hassle-free travel around the city.
Moments to the Campo and Church of San Zan Degolà and close to Campo San Giacomo Dell’ Orio (one of Venice’s most charming ‘away from the crowds’ tree-filled squares) and a well-stocked Coop supermarket ideal for self-catering.
Also within minutes of the Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art and a leisurely stroll to the Church of the Frari, Campo San Polo and the culinary delights of the Rialto food markets.
In order to get the most out of your stay in Venice, don't forget to consult our 'About Venice' page for our very own insider's guide to things to do, places to see, where to shop and a whole lot more!