Grand Venetian Palazzo near Rialto Bridge
This palace is a 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 neighborhood.
The palazzo is actually a very large luxurious 3rd floor 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.
The view from the front of the building is of a quaint small square, Campiello. You can also see the Campanile of San Marco in the distance, and the top of the palaces facing the Gran Canal. Out the back of the building your view is of a private garden where you can gaze upon many of the roofs in Venice. When the weather is good you can see all the way to the mainland and if visibility is excellent you can see the top of the Dolomiti mountains.
There are two water-bus stops 5 minutes away, but there are so many things you can reach by 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 prosecco.
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, 697 square meters
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
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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The 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.
Travel back in Time in Venice
This historic 3rd floor palazzo is found off a quiet piazza of the same name within close waking distance to the busyness of the Rialto Bridge and Venetian markets The spacious house is comprised of six bedrooms and many sitting rooms, all with decor from the last few centuries. It feels a bit like living in a comfortable museum. The outdoor sitting area is perfect for sipping prosecco. Marcela (the Peruvian housekeeper and chef) is precious, always smiling and helpful; she does all the shopping and prepared delicious breakfast and dinners of our choosing each day. A rudimentary knowledge of either Italian or Spanish is very helpful. Riccardo (the owner) was accessible and helpful, offering numerous suggestions including much needed transportation advice (hint: splurge for the round trip water taxi) from the airport to the palazzo. For the summer months, the property is not air conditioned but fans are provided. The windows are not screened so bring insect repellant if you intend to leave them open at night. This property made us feel like Venetians in a prior century, as opposed to being tourists in a modern hotel. ”
Grand Venetian Palazzo
We had the most amazing week living in this beautiful Italian Palazzo. The decoration is exquisite and very comfortable. Ceilings and the walls are hand painted in the most Italian way. Marcella , the housekeeper is a very good cook and we could share wonderful meals at home after having the pleasure of shopping at Rialto Mercato that is three minutes walk from the Palazzo. Thanks to the family who preserves such a rare treasure. Vera Fonseca ”
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. ”