Incredible Venice city break with a historic hotel stay

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Italy

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Classic Double room



Magical Venice stay in a historic 14th century palace, in a charming residential neighbourhood

Buckets of history, charm and character await at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, tucked peacefully away from the madding crowds in a residential neighbourhood of Venice. Behind its 14th century walls are a host of period details like huge stone arches, grand doorways, polished floors and high exposed wood-beamed ceilings. Outside is a magical walled flower garden and courtyard, where you can ascend a staircase to a sheltered terrace – a real suntrap with views over San Francesco canal and higgledy-piggledy rooftops.

The baronial style entrance hall is a sight to behold, hung with oversized antique tapestries and Murano glass chandeliers. The glorious jumble of mismatched period furniture adds to the overall appeal, making you feel as if you are a guest from a bygone era, and with only 19 rooms and apartments the place never feels overcrowded. If you fancy exploring the buzzing centre of Venice, St Marks Square is only around 10-minutes walk away, or you can hop on a water taxi from the palazzo’s very own private canal stop. Other local attractions include St Francesco church right next door, and you can drift off to sleep listening to the chime of its bells. Murano, with its fascinating glass workshops, is also easy to access from here. It all makes for a supremely tranquil experience, earning Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

This offer includes:
- Flights from your selected departure airport to Venice
- Three nights in a Standard double room at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro
- Daily breakfast
- Availability: November 2017 to March 2018

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We like

  • Enjoying the respite from the crowds of Venice by staying in this tranquil location in a quiet residential area
  • Soaking up the long and storied history of this romantic palazzo, dating back to the 1300s
  • Appreciating the antique tapestries and Murano glass chandeliers that add to the overall charm

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