Grand Venetian Palazzo near Rialto Bridge
This palace is an historic building located in San Polo, near the Rialto Bridge. It was built at the end of the seventeenth century by a noble Venetian family, and has remained in the family since then. Not far from the Grand Canal, it commands its own small square in the quiet of a lovely neighbourhood.
The palazzo is actually a very large luxurious apartment which occupies the Piano Nobile (the most significant floor) of the four-story family palazzo.
The most striking feature of this imposing apartment is its enormous Gallery/Grand Hall, which runs almost the full length of the property. It has well-regarded museum quality paintings on its walls, very tall windows and a wooden ceiling.
The palazzo is elegant and luminous. There is wonderful antique furniture throughout, significant artwork and family heirlooms.
The location of the palazzo is excellent for enjoying Venice. The flat is in the Rialto bridge area, close to the fruit, vegetable and fish market. It's a 10/15 minutes walk to get to Piazza S. Marco and Palazzo Ducale.
There are two water-bus stops 5 minutes away, but there are so many things you can reach on foot. The Frari Cathedral and S. Rocco School, the Accademia and, if you are interested in modern and contemporary art, the Guggenheim Museum and Palazzo Grassi.
Rialto is a very lively place with its fish and vegetable market every morning, and an endless choice of restaurants and wineries where you can enjoy some delicious and savoury finger food along with a glass of
The flat is over 7,500 square feet in size and can sleep up to 10 people across our 6 bedrooms.
Single Family Home with 1 level
6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 7500 square feet
King, King, 2x Twin, 2x Twin, Twin, and Twin
10 guests maximum
Marco Polo International Airport
30 mins by car
Beautiful views of ornate Venetian palaces
Additional FeesThe palazzo comes with a full-time housekeeper/cook who prepares 2 meals a day (breakfast and either lunch or dinner) and provides cleaning and laundry services. This is all for just $85 per day. The cost of food, beverages and personal laundry is not included.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Hop into a Water Taxi on the Grand Canal to admire the luxurious buildings and palaces of Venice. A wonderfully romantic experience.
- Shop around in the quaint and historic boutiques on the Rialto bridge
- Visit Murano and Burano. These colourful islands are famous for their glass making, their lace work and of course their colourful buildings.
Places of Interest
- Immerse yourself in the great past of Venice admiring St. Marks square and the Doge's Palace.
- Take a romantic stroll on the beautiful calli (small streets) and bridges in this charming town visiting the numerous quaint shops and delicious restaurants.
A Venetian Dream
The moment we (girls' trip) stepped into this beautifully preserved 16th century palazzo, we knew we were about to experience a most extraordinary week. We were greeted by our most charming host and met Marcella, the very warm and skilled housekeeper/cook (note: she is fluent in Spanish and Italian but limited English). The property itself is a masterpiece of architecture and decor - many times we came back from a museum and wondered why we had left as we were staying in a property that was equally magnificent. Despite its grandeur, we were always made to feel at home and the furnishings in the living rooms were both beautiful and comfortable. The location is excellent - although situated on a quiet block, we were only a few minutes walk from the lively streets of Venice. Every day was memorable - so much art, such fabulous food, fine wine, music, and lovely people who are rightfully proud of Venice's history as a republic and center of culture. For a small or large group, esp. those who have an appreciation for history/art, I can not imagine a better place to stay than Palazzo Albrizzi. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Concierge Service
- DVD Player
- Laundry Service
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Wireless Internet