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Ca' Dei Colori 1

San Marco

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Featured in the June 2016 issue of Condé Nast Traveller magazine - ‘My Own Private Venice - the best apartments, palazzos & villas to take over as your own’ (Palazzo Alvera Altana) 



Picture a palace....a bohemian beauty, lavish in luxury and whispering privilege. Now pass through its doors and embark on a journey through richness and opulence, true comfort and style. 


Overlooking the Grand Canal, benefitting from two superb terraces and occupying the top two floors of the 16th Century 'Palazzo Corner Gheltoff Alvera' in the hushed and genteel San Samuele parish of San Marco, Ca' Dei Colori 1 ('House of Colours') sleeps eight in accommodation which can only be described as 'extraordinary'.


Reached via the Palazzo's private water entrance on the Grand Canal (if arriving by water taxi), or via its delightfully leafy private garden with ancient well-heads to the rear, the apartment combines vivid imagination and unflinching good taste with magnificent artistry and skilled craftsmanship all blending together to create a feast for the eyes and a joy for the senses. 


Rewarding guests with delightful discoveries at every turn and conjuring up both the elegance of past times and an atmosphere reminiscent of the distant lands and ancient trade routes on which Venice built her vast historic empire, Ca' Dei Colori 1 (accessed by lift to the 4th floor) features well-proportioned living space and the latest facilities (including air-conditioning, internet connection and maid service on request).


At the centre of the antique-filled apartment is a fabulous beamed main living room/salon and reception hallway - effortlessly chic and decked out in precious oriental rugs, deep comfy sofas and walls lined with literature, portraiture and landscape paintings, off which is a splendid balcony overlooking the Grand Canal and the breathtaking city skyline.


The eat-in kitchen in jade greens, china blues and lacquer reds has a distinct oriental flavour and is expertly equipped with everything one could require, while the vaulted dining room with access onto a furnished terrace of its own is warm and intimate courtesy of its rich wooden flooring, shimmering silk and leather furnishings and subtle lighting.


Also on this level is a quaint and cosy sitting room and three beautifully attired double bedrooms - the softly feminine 'Rezzonico' bedroom with twin beds (which can be made into a double bed on request), a large closet area and an en suite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, the 'Frari' bedroom with its sloping beamed ceiling (also with twins that can be made into a double) and marble-clad en suite bathroom with bathtub and the 'Rialto' bedroom with double bed and 'looking glass' features and an en suite bathroom with double-width shower.


A staircase from the reception hallway rises to the deeply romantic 'San Marco' master suite which has strikingly painted wooden flooring and access at its far end to a wonderful 'altana' roof terrace overlooking the Grand Canal - a sumptuously decorated 'room at the top' presented in muted tones and featuring sloping ceilings, study area, kilim cushion strewn day bed, plus a sleeping area with velvet draped double bed and en suite shower room which can be separated for enhanced privacy by closure of the double leaded glass doors and silk curtains dividing the room.





A remarkable property in a class of its own, highly individual and second to none.
Sharing the waterside with the famous Mocenigo family of palazzi and its landside with the many art galleries and antique shops characterising this sought after and very central part of the city. Within minutes of the Palazzo Grassi Museum of Modern Art, the Accademia Bridge / Academy of Fine Arts, the vaporetto (water bus) at San Samuele and Sant' Angelo,  the ‘Traghetto’ gondola ferry which carries passengers by gondola across the Grand Canal between Calle Del Tragheto (near Sant’ Angelo) and San Toma in the district of San Polo, and Campo Santo Stefano - one of Venice's best loved squares. 

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! 


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  • Vaporetto stop S.Samuele / S.Angelo
  • Sleeps 8
  • Floor 4
  • Bathrooms 5
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Single beds2
  • Double beds3
  • Rental deposit 40%
  • Security deposit €2500,00
Please be aware that the tourist council tax is not included in the apartment rate
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