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Loved the Ca' Pisani
One of the best hotel experiences. Exclusive, luxurious, quiet, in a perfect location in a real Venetian neighborhood but steps from the Grand Canal. A three minute walk to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The hotel is unusual in that it is not all brocades and chandeliers but, rather, an anamoly, an art deco style hotel, though in a former palace. Don't stay where the other rich Americans stay because this place is just as luxurious but a far better value and a more unique experience.
History Tour of the Museum City
Venicescapes, the brainchild of an ex-pat American, is a look into the history of this once great and powerful city. Tours are private, just you and a very informative guide who will take you to various parts of the city and explain their significance depending on the topic of the tour you choose. We chose "The Story of A Mercantile Empire" which went into the history of how Venice became an economic powerhouse in the 13th-18th centuries. The highlight of our 5-hour tour was a visit to the beautiful Ca' Pisani-Moretta, which is normally closed to the public. Our guide had an agreement with the owners to bring his tours through there. It was a great insight on the workings of the affluent good importer families and their splendid housings.
Not cheap but a great insight and introduction to the city. I highly recommend it!
Named so because of old paintings by the artist on the walls of the ballroom, this event happens once during the Carnival. The building is called Ca Pisani-Moretta and, of course, it faces the Grand Canal.
("ca" from "casa" means "house" and is a venetian ephmeism for "palace")
This costumed ball starts with the reception downstairs and continues in the grand ball hall upstairs. A gourmet (but not overfeeding) dinner is accompanied by musicians, clowns and dancers and. A 18th centure orchestra is playing non-stop. Dinner is followed by authentic dance classes (from which I could clearly recognize only minuet).
How to dress yourselves: historical costumes of 18th century is probably the best choice, however, both mideival and Napoleon epoch clothes goes also very well. Venice offers a spectrum of costume possibilities, all exerimely expensive. We prepared and brough our own costumes.
Pisani-Moretta is best accessible from the water. A tiny and dark (and unmarked) passage leads to the palazzo from the west of Salizada San Polo.
Great location. Great Design!
This hotel was all we expected. We spent our honeymoon at Ca Pisani thanks to the advice of some friends. The hotel is extremedely trendy; every detail in the hotel has been paid tremendous attention. This is the perfect small property to spend a honeymoon with your couple. They have a small cafe, which serves regional food at reasonable prices. However, I would recommend other small restaurants in the area.
Stayed at the lovely Ca Pisani last weekend and I cant stress how nice this hotel or Venice is...
It was a surprise for my girlfriends birthday and although I could only afford a standard room on my own it made our stay simply perfect. Flowers on arrival, wine and a very warm welcome.
The hotel is a nice 10 minute walk away from the mayhem of San Marco on a nice quiet street next to the Accademia bridge.
The rooms in this place are amazingly decorated. Every detail is exact and very swish. The bathrooms are amazing. If you can, get a bigger room as the standard is quite small but for the amount we were in the room it was fine. The breakfast was OK although we didn't eat in the restaurant as the menu was fairly limited.
We also spent some well deserved time on the roof garden sunbathing which is a godsend after a day walking around Venice (trust me!)
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who goes to Venice.
I wish we were still there...
Thankyou Ca Pisani !!!
Tip: Give Harry's Bar a miss! Expensive & Overated!!
The best bathrooms in Italy?
We stayed 3 nights at Ca' Pisani in early November and we most impressed with many features of this hotel. We stayed in a junior studio that had a small living room and huge bathroom upon entering the room. Climb the spiral staircase and you have a lofted bedroom with big bed, large TV and closet. The bathroom is truly amazing with double glassed shower, whirpool tub, heated towel rack, unique night lighting and more.
The location is great, only a minute or two from the Acadamia Bridge and vaporetto stop. The surrounding area is quiet and beautiful, while still being only a 10-15 minute walk to San Marco.
The breakfast buffet is excellent with a wide range of breads, fruits, as well as eggs and bacon. We ate one night at their restaurant (La Rivista) and everything was very well prepared, served, and delicious.
Romantic weekend in venice
We arrived in Venice on a snowy and ice cold November evening. The warmth of our welcome instantly dispelled any gloom and when we saw our beautiful rooftop room we knew it would be a weekend to remember.
If you should be lucky enough to visit Venice in winter....or indeed any time I suggest that you request room 30 at the Ca Pisani hotel. The bath is big enough for a rugby scrum but when you see it I suspect your mind may move to a more romantic encounter with candlelight and Prosecco.
The hotel is beautifully designed and appointed, just the right mix of hot design and Venitian opulence.
It is ideally located just by the Accademia Bridge...a short stroll to St Marks Square.
Finally and most importantly the staff are warm and nothing is too much trouble ...their restaurant recommendation was perfect. Everything was perfect
Robert and Eimear Cullen.
We stayed at Ca Pisani in a standard room from the 12th to the 14th August and it was fantastic! The room was clean, spacious and really modern, which suited us down to the ground! There were nice little touches like electric blinds, jacuzzi bath, robes, minibar etc!
The staff were so friendly and extremely helpful. As there are only 29 rooms, the hotel does have a really nice feel about it, and it's nice that the staff recognise you when you're coming and going.
Breakfast is ace, there is a large selection including bacon and scrambled eggs, warm pastries, fresh fruit, yogurts, bread, cheese, ham the list goes on!! You can also eat breakfast outside, which is great in August as the weather was fantastic also!
The location is excellent - it's quiet but near the action if you want it. The water bus stop is about 2 minutes walk away, and if you fancy a stroll to St Marks Square, you can wonder over the Accademia bridge and through the lovely streets of Venice stopping off for a cappuccino or fab ice cream on the way.
We wil definitely be staying here again, we couldn't fault anything.
On a balcony at Ca' Pisani-Moretta
Ca' Pisani-Moretta on the left
other palaces to tour...
on my last trip I was mesmerized by all the palaces we passed on the Grand Canal. Which ones are open to tour, and is it well advertised or do you need to dig for the information? Which ones have you visited? I did visit Peggy Guggenheim's museum and former home...
RE: other palaces to tour...
We were able to visit Ca' Pisani-Moretta on a tour we took through Venicescapes. I don't think it's open on a general basis. Perhaps you could contact Michael at www.venicescapes.com to see if he can arrange for you to get a peek.
RE: other palaces to tour...
You might try Ca'd'Oro which is now an art museum and Ca' Rezzonico which is a museum of 18th century Venice, where Rober Browning lived and died in Venice. Love that city ! Rosemary