A rare collection of fine luxury apartments expertly created within a 15th century canal-side palace near the Church of Santa Fosca in the heart of Cannaregio.
Sensitively steered into the 21st century under the direction of noted Venetian architect Alberto Torsello and interior design team Zanon Associati, Palazzo Vendramin provides a calm, unruffled and historically fascinating backdrop to exceptional new apartments.
Integrating chic Italian design with meticulously restored architectural details such as Venetian terrazzo flooring and colourful frescoes, these remarkable properties range from a well-proportioned studio with shared furnished courtyard, to a bright and beautiful 2 bedroom Piano Nobile apartment, each offering guests a unique opportunity to sample the joys of elegant palazzo living in one of the most authentic Venetian districts of town.
Standing imposingly on the Fondamenta de Ca’ Vendramin, between the Rio di Santa Fosca and Rio del Trapolin canals well hidden from the tourist footfall yet with an excellent variety of local amenities very close at hand, these impressive apartments enjoy the best of both worlds.
Thought to have once been home to the large and illustrious Vendramin family (merchants trading in oil, cheese and salted meat, and producers and sellers of soap – the latter bringing them great fame and fortune over time), and representing a harmonious blend of the historical and the contemporary, its cavernous communal ‘androne’ hallway with majestic stone staircase and walls embellished with modern art and frescoes provides a fitting welcome to the Palazzo at the start of your stay.
A dainty nutshell of an apartment, to the rear of the Palazzo and facing the Rio del Trapolin canal – with Venetian terrazzo flooring, a mezzanine bedroom on high, and a shared courtyard.
This apartment comprises an entrance hallway with restored brick ceiling leading into an open-plan main living area beneath a mezzanine level above a dining area and a kitchenette at the opposite end of the room and a pair of full height curtained glazed doors to one side opening onto the shared courtyard, a pristine bathroom beneath a charming vaulted brick ceiling – a continuation of that found in the hallway leading to a wonderful little wet room / shower room enrobed in glittering mosaic, a staircase to one side of the room rising up to Spezier’s modern glass-sided mezzanine double bedroom.
The courtyard is shared with another one ground floor apartment.
A bijoux pied-à-terre in a privileged position in the Cannaregio ‘sestiere’… a much-loved district with a traditional old-world charm characterised by peaceful residential areas, a host of historic landmarks including the spectacular fairy tale Ca’ d’Oro and the ancient Jewish Ghetto, plus long and wide canal-side ‘fondamente’ including the Fondamente de la Misericordia and de la Sensa (with their fabulous selection of local restaurants and ‘bacari’), and the Fondamente Nove – Venice’s northern waterfront overlooking the waters of the lagoon towards the distant peaks of the Dolomite mountains.
Within an easy stroll of some wonderful churches including the Santa Maria dei Miracoli, the Gesuiti and Madonna dell’ Orto and close to the Strada Nova where you find shops galore plus a well stocked supermarket.
Convenient to 3 vaporetto (water bus) stops – San Marcuola (Casinò), Ca’ d’Oro and Madonna dell’ Orto – the latter allowing for easy travel to the beaches of the Lido and to the glass-blowing island of Murano, with connections at Fondamente Nove to the rainbow-coloured island of Burano and the island of Torcello.
Also a stone’s throw to the traghetto at Campo Santa Sofia, which during operating times, ferries passengers by gondola across the Grand Canal to the Rialto Market in the district of San Polo.