Ca' della Luce
Peacefully positioned in the refined, palazzo-packed parish of San Samuele, Ca’ della Luce is a completely newly renewed property located close to the Grand Canal, in the heart of the ‘City of Water’, in the district of San Marco. From the spacious bedrooms and living area to the amazing rooftop terrace that overlooks Venice, this property has a series of features that make it truly one of a kind.
Immerse yourself in a magical setting full of history and at the same time enjoy the most modern and exclusive amenities. Flooded with light along with elegance, the owners’ taste and designer’s talents, seems to fit the palazzo's name. The apartment sleeps 6 within the top 2 floors of the property reached by stairs.
Crowned with a furnished ‘altana’ above the rooftops of Venice made up of a tray of wooden boards exposed to the sun and winds, guests will have the possibility to rest on the rooftop terrace while enjoying exceptional vistas across the surrounding terracotta rooftops to some of Venice’s most iconic landmarks including the domes of Salute and St. Mark’s Campanile.
The interior is no less impressive as the exterior. Step inside this magnificent apartment where the restoration work has been carried out meticulously and admire the original architectural elements have been kept, such as the wooden beams. The spacious sitting/dining room dressed in a cool and classic palette of muted neutrals brightened by splashes of teal and Tiffany blue against a backdrop of white painted beams and burnished wooden parquet.
The ample spaces still feel cosy and comfortable, and the decoration is carefully designed down to the smallest detail. The small up-to-date and well-equipped kitchen to the side has everything guests may need and features dappled grey marble work surfaces and Miele oven.
Each of the three bedrooms has been decorated in keeping with the style of the house. On the same floor, guests will find two delightful bedrooms – the master in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Lotus’ Damask print with double bed and a twin decked out in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Tessella’ with 2 single beds, both coming along with a contemporary-style bathroom decorated entirely in Italian mosaic with a bathtub and a hand held shower.
Up the stairs, guests will be amazed by the characterful studio doubling up as an additional 3rd bedroom with double bed, its own en-suite bathroom with shower (also in mosaic), plus steps that rise to the magical roof terrace for whiling away your downtime and soaking up the atmosphere of this most special of towns.
Although Ca’ della Luce is situated in the smallest neighbourhood in Venice, the sestieri of San Marco houses most of the city’s landmarks, including St’ Mark’s Square with the adjacent Basilica and Doge’s Palace, Harry’s Bar, the Palazzo Dandolo, San Moisè and the La Fenice Theatre, mostly listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Perhaps the best way is to simply get lost wandering through the enchanting little streets and passageways of ‘The Floating City’ that abound with artisans, strolling beside its canals, and finding its secret corners. No matter where this exploration takes you, it's easy to find your way back to St. Mark’s square (Piazza San Marco’) and the Grand Canal. Take a walk through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice, and climb St. Mark’s Bell Tower and visit one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world, St. Mark’s Basilica.
After admiring the stunning views from the oldest bridge in Venice, Rialto Bridge, you will have some time to enjoy some shopping on either side of its portico. Beyond the romantic canals and picturesque architecture, guests passionate about history will easily find their way to the myriads of museums the ‘City of Masks’ has to offers, including the prestigious Gallerie dell’Accademia, the symbol of the city - the Doge’s Palace, Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Hop on board a gondola and experience the hidden canals of Venice by boat while the gondolier hums some traditional Italian melodies. Nevertheless, a trip to Venice wouldn't be complete without onboarding a vaporetto (Venetian public waterbus) for the ride across the lagoon to Murano, home of Venice's fabled glass workers. Explore the intricacies of the famed Italian handicrafts with a day trip from Venice to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano, and watch centuries-old glassblowing techniques in Murano, and marvel at the detailed stitches of exquisite Burano lace.
*** Please be aware that the ‘altana’ is only accessible via the studio/3rd bedroom)***
*** please note that the apartment only accepts fully supervised children over 6 years of age or under 1 year (non-walking babies) because of the internal stairs, ‘altana’ rooftop terrace***
Condo with 2 levels
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1292 square feet, 121 square meters
Queen, Queen, and 2x Twin
6 guests maximum
Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
About 25 mins drive to Piazzale Roma + 20 mins walk
Enjoy exceptional vistas across the surrounding terracotta rooftops to some of Venice’s most iconic landmarks including the domes of Salute and St. Mark’s Campanile.
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
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To make sure guests need is met, Ca' della Luce can arrange the following services at an extra cost:
*Parking reservation (parked in Piazzale Roma)
*Taxi service between the city’s main terminals including Marco Polo’s Airport, the cruise ship docking areas, Santa Lucia railway station and the bus terminals.
*Boat hire with driver for waterborne travel in and around the city and its islands.
*Welcome Box & Shopping at Home, for the ultimate gourmet snacking indulgence.
*Wine tasting led by a certified sommelier.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Gondola Ride on Canale Grande - Hop into a Water Taxi on the Grand Canal to admire the luxurious buildings and palaces of Venice. A wonderfully romantic experience!
- Murano & Burano islands - These colourful islands are famous for their glass making, their lace work and of course their colourful buildings.
- Lido di Venezia - This long strip of sand separates the Venetian lagoon from the Adriatic Sea was Europe's first real beach resort. At the turn of the 20th century, it was Europe's most fashionable watering hole for royalty and the day's celebs.
- Food and Wine tour - Try the famous tapas-style Cicchetti dishes, sip on Italian wines and traditional drinks, and learn about Venice’s unique culinary traditions on a food and wine tour.
- Classical Music Concert at Church of San Vidal - Take a musical journey back in time to the Baroque period in Venice and enjoy the refined ambiance of a 17th-century church steeped in history and beauty.
Places of Interest
- Fine Arts Museum (5 mins walk) - This museum on the Grand Canal has the most important and comprehensive collection of 15th-18th-century Venetian painting in existence.
- St. Mark’s Square (10 mins walk) - Framed by arcades, this large square is loved as Venice's living room, the place everybody gathers, strolls, drinks coffee, and meets friends, or just passes through.
- St. Mark’s Basilica (10 mins walk) - The most easily church recognized in the world is decorated with Byzantine art treasures brought back by Venetian ships after the fall of Constantinople.
- Rialto Bridge (10 mins walk) - Marking the first settlement of the island, this magnificent bridge supports 2 busy streets and a double set of shops.
- Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (10 mins walk) - Built between the 14th and the 15th centuries, this Gothic church contains an important wood statue of St. John the Baptist by Florentine sculptor Donatello.
- Peggy Guggenheim Collection (10 mins walk) - Housed in her former home alongside the Grand Canal, the personal art collections of heiress Peggy Guggenheim concentrates on American and European art from the first half of the 20th century.
- Punta della Dogana (10 mins walk) - Managed by the François Pinault Foundation, this 17th-century building is a wonderful centre of Contemporary Art.
- Doge’s Palace & Bridge of Sighs (15 mins walk) - Connected by the Bridge of Sighs to the historic prison across the canal, the palace was built in Venetian Gothic style, and was the residence of the supreme authority of the former Republic.
- Scuola Grande di San Rocco (20 mins walk) - This impressive white marble building dates back to the 16th century that houses some masterpieces of the Venetian artist Tintoretto.
- Casinò di Venezia (25 mins walk) - Sitting on the Grand Canal, this majestic palace is the oldest casino in the world, and is the location where the great opera composer, Richard Wagner died in 1883.
- Venice Naval Historical Museum (25 mins walk) - Dedicated to the splendor of the Venetian naval tradition since the 17th century, the museum reveals a glimpse into the military past of the city.
- Gardens of the Biennale (30 mins walk) - Built in the early 19th century, the Giardini della Biennale is the main venue of the annual art and architecture exhibitions of the Venice Biennale.