With Ca’ di Dio, a new five-star boutique hotel opens in mid-July in the heart of Venice – away from the hustle and bustle and yet centrally located in the Arsenale art district. The retreat is located in a Venetian villa dating back to 1272, which now combines the history of the lagoon city with modern design as the youngest member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”.
The Milan-based Spanish star architect Patricia Urquiola was responsible for the redesign of the historic house with its 57 suites and nine rooms on three floors. The materials typical of Venice – glass, wood, wrought iron and marble – meet design elements from small local manufacturers. Mouth-blown chandeliers can be found in the lobby, restaurant and library, while vases and lamps made of Murano glass adorn the rooms.
Venetian food with a view over the lagoon
From the “VERO” restaurant, the view sweeps across the lagoon to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, while classic Venetian and Mediterranean dishes land on the plates in modern interpretations. Essentia” in the inner courtyard of Ca’ di Dio serves light snacks for lunch or an aperitif in the afternoon, and for evening cocktails, the “Alchemia” bar is certainly the best address in Venice’s newest boutique hotel.
For relaxation after a long day in the city, the “Spa Pura is ready”. Alternatively, you can use the hotel’s library or enjoy a glass of red wine on the roof terrace. The best way to get there is by water taxi, which takes guests to the hotel entrance on the “Riva Ca’ di Dio” canal. Room rates including breakfast start at EUR 370 to 570 per night in the cheapest category, depending on the season.
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