This is a charming small hotel with only nine rooms placed in an unique location right on the Grand Canal, by the Accademia bridge in the Dorsoduro district, one of the most suggestive places in Venice. This is the museums area: the Accademia Galleries, The Guggenheim Collection, Cà Rezzonico, Palazzo Grassi, Palazzo Franchetti and Punta della Dogana with the Pinault Modern Art Collection are all within walking distance.
Looking out of our windows you can gaze at the traffic of the most beautiful main street of the world: the Gran Canal. You will admire the ancient Palaces in front of you, on the opposite side: Palazzo Franchetti or Palazzo Barbaro from whose windows sat Henry James during it's venetian stays.
Our hospitality history dates back to 800 when these rooms were part of the Universo Hotel and when, from your same windows in the year 1878 sat the poet Robert Browning when he was in Venice with his sister.
In our property you will feel the ancient and present Venice atmosphere where people still live according to the slow rhythm of the Past. We will suggest you where you can have a glass of good wine while sitting and watching venetian life going by, we will give you tips on where to go and tell you the city’s curiosities.