Incredible Venice city break with a historic hotel stay

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, Italy

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A 14th-century break in a quiet Venetian neighbourhood

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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

Accommodation

Rooms and suites here are of varying shapes and sizes, some with wood-beamed ceilings. Expect an eclectic mix of period furniture and decor, such as old paintings and curios. Some rooms have views over the garden, others have glimpses of the canal.

Amenities

- Flatscreen TV
- Wi-Fi access
- Air conditioning
- Hairdryer
- Tea-making facilities

Dining

The hotel serves a daily buffet breakfast. For other meals you can mingle with the locals at a couple of low-key neighbourhood restaurants around five minutes away, or walk to the centre of Venice for more international-style eateries. If you fancy purchasing some fresh produce, there’s a market close by too.

Location

Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro is located around a 10-minute walk from St Mark’s Square in a quiet, friendly residential neighbourhood of Venice. It can be accessed directly via water taxi along the San Francesco canal, which will drop you at the hotel’s private canal entrance, or via water bus (Celestia vaparetto stop is about five-minute walk away). From there, there are services to Murano and Venice Marco Polo airport.

Castello, 2926, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

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Details

Return flights are included from the selected airport to the destination.

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator holidays.ch AG.

This includes departure times as well as flight numbers. Possible airlines are holidays.ch AG or their affiliates.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website.

Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

Tour operator:
holidays.ch AG
Centralbahnstrasse 9
CH- 4051 Basel, Schweiz

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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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