Venice hotel in Cannaregio district
Facing the calm Rio di Santa Fosca, in the heart of Cannaregio, Hotel Ca’ Vendramin di Santa Fosca is located in a privileged position as it is central and yet off the majority of tourist paths. It is thirty meters from Strada Nova, one of the main pedestrian arteries of the city. The area is picturesque and lively with lots of shops and “Bacari” (typical Venetian restaurants) and the location of a colorful local market.
A fifteen minute walk along Strada Nova takes you to Rialto Bridge, from the characteristic structure that gathers together the oldest goldsmiths in Venice. Just 5 minutes further, crossing Mercerie, you reach the alleys full of Italian and international designer boutiques and then you arrive to the splendid St. Mark’s Square. Here you can admire: the Basilica of St. Mark, with its unmistakable, almost Oriental profile and custodian of priceless artistic treasures, including the beautiful, sparking Byzantine mosaics that decorate the 8,000 meters squared interior of the basilica; the bell-tower, with its sixteenth-century Sansovino loggia; the Palazzo Ducale, a splendid example of absolute Gothic architecture (the interior is fabulous with huge rooms and enormous paintings by the most famous artists from Veneto); the Procuratie, the portico buildings that enclose the square and the location of the most important public museum in Venice, the Correr Museum.
Hotel Ca’ Vendramin di Santa Fosca is also extremely convenient for public transport. The “Ca’ D’Oro” vaporetto line 1 stop that serves the Grand Canal, the main, magnificent waterway in the city, is just 3 minutes from the hotel, as well as the water taxi service that conveniently arrives to the hotel entrance.
Just a stroll from Ca’ Vendramin di Santa Fosca, you can discover a lesser known Venice which is equally full of charm and artistic treasures, for example another Ca’ Vendramin, the Vendramin Calergi, the location of Venice Casino and a splendid example of Renaissance architecture. It was home to the famous musician Richard Wagner, who died there in 1883. The rooms where the musician lived have been transformed into a wonderful museum, which is very interesting for music lovers. Or Ca’ D’Oro, a wonderful fifteenth-century noble residence, today the Galleria Franchetti, which hosts a precious collection of paintings, including the famous “St. Sebastian” by Mantegna, as well as works by some of the greatest painters from sixteenth-century Veneto and Flanders. You can also admire the sumptuous eighteenth-century Palazzo Labia which includes a marvelous sequence of frescos by Tiepolo.
The evocative Ghetto of Venice, the oldest ghetto in the world, was built by the Republic of Venice in 1516 and finally closed by Napoleon in 1797. It is located beside the Campo del Ghetto Novo, where you can find the extremely interesting Hebrew Museum and the ancient Schole, the five synagogues in the Ghetto.
How to get there
From Venice International Marco Polo Airport, you can arrive to Hotel Ca’ Vendramin di Santa Fosca in different ways. We suggest the following as the simplest and fastest means.
– Water taxi from airport: the taxi will conveniently drop you off in Rio di Santa Fosca, right in front of the hotel.
– Bus and water taxi: take the “ATVO” shuttle or the no. 5 bus for Venezia – Piazzale Roma. From here you can take a water taxi that will conveniently drop you off in front of the hotel.
– Bus and vaporetto: take the “ATVO” shuttle or the no. 5 bus for Venezia – Piazzale Roma. From here take vaporetto line 1 for Rialto and get off at the “Ca’D’Oro” stop”. Walk to Calle del Traghetto and turn left onto Strada Nova. Cross the two bridges and turn onto the next narrow street on the right. Cross the church campiello and then the bridge. You have arrived. Hotel Ca’ Vendramin is in front of you.
– “Alilaguna” public line: (www.alilaguna.it) Orange Line, Ponte delle Guglie motorboat service stop. From here continue towards Rialto, cross two small bridges, continue for 30 meters and turn left. The hotel is located behind the Church of Santa Fosca.
Take the ACTV vaporetto, line 1 for Rialto from the platform in front of the train station and get off at the “Ca’ D’Oro” stop. Walk to Calle del Traghetto and turn left onto Strada Nova. Cross the two bridges and turn onto the next narrow street on the right. Cross the church campiello and then the bridge. You have arrived. Hotel Ca’ Vendramin is in front of you.
The historic center of Venice is not accessible by car. You can find convenient parking in Piazzale Roma and in Tronchetto or near Mestre, the area around the railway station.
From the exit of the A4 and A27 highways follow the signs for Venezia (for the Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto car parks) or drive along the “tangenziale” for Mestre and follow the signs for the Centro/Stazione (for parking near Mestre station). Once you park your car you can arrive to Piazzale Roma by bus or to Venice train station by train. Take the vaporetto line 1 for Rialto, (if you leave your car in Tronchetto, take vaporetto 82 for Piazzale Roma where you change) and get off at the Ca’ D’Oro stop. Walk to Calle del Traghetto and turn left onto Strada Nova. Cross the two bridges and turn onto the next narrow street on the right. Cross the church campiello and then the bridge. You have arrived. Hotel Ca’ Vendramin is in front of you.