Or check into the Palazzo Ca’Nova (canova-venezia.com), part of a Grand Canal palace that’s been owned by one family for almost two centuries.
"For those who dream of an exclusive pied-à-terre on Venice’s Grand Canal, the staffed luxury apartments at Palazzo Ca’Nova offers the unique experience of living like a local while enjoying all the comforts of a stylish boutique hotel."
"Writer Sophy Roberts loves the rental apartments in Palazzo Ca’Nova, a palace with two water-facing sides in San Marco, right across the canal from Santa Maria della Salute. Each of the four classically elegant apartments, which range from two bedrooms to seven, has a well-equipped kitchen, plush Simmons mattresses, and an eclectic mix of antique and contemporary furniture."
"Accessible via a tiny alley from the stylish shopping street, the quiet and sunny Campo Barozzi provides some solace from the hordes. On the southern edge of the square is the historic Palazzo Ca'nova, which rents several stylish vacation apartments that either face the campo or the Grand Canal and have access to a shared terrace overlooking the areas rooftops."
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"Escaping the Dralon hordes and branded billboards of this crumbling lagoon jewel can be challenging, but venture beyond the centre into her winding waterways and labyrinthine alleys, and you’ll be handsomely rewarded."
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"Unlucky enough to be born a commoner? A stay in one of Palazzo Ca’Nova’s newly renovated apartments should kick you up a few classes. With the help of your private secretary, you’ll have no problem ascending to Venetian royalty."
The solution for this family was to convert some of the space into luxury rentals, the Canova apartments. They are beautifully furnished with antiques, and lead to a rooftop terrace, the former altana, where there are views over the Venetian skyline. (Centuries ago Venetian women used these wooden structures to spread out their hair to dry and bleach in the sun.)
"Our apartment is warm and light-filled, with enormous beds, shelves of art books and displays of coloured glass. A serene, slippered housekeeper greets us and leads us to the kitchen, where the much-vaunted dinner awaits. It is, all of it, I can safely report, delicious."
Biennale and Acqua alta
I just want to say thank you. We had the luck to stay in the Canova Appartement "Canella" last November. Due to rain and wind we had to endure aqua alta. We cannot say how happy we were to have such a perfect place to stay within that restrictions. High above all evil we enjoyed the calmness and warmth of this perfect hideaway. We had lunch, tea and Prosecco and watched from the terrace the water fall again. We had time to discover all the lovely details in the interior design, the perfect colours, from cheerful to comforting. One of our friends, a Viennese architect, was totally enthusiastic. Canova was a better experience than biennale, she said.
Cosima Reif | November 2019
We loved every minute of our stay. The decor, the location and the thoughtful service. We'll be back!
Lauren & Max | March 2019
My husband and I are still spellbound from watching the to and fro on the Grand Canal from the windows of the Borsato apartment. What a treat to experience the Venetian carnival from such an exclusive location.
Jenny and Filippo | February 2019
Our last-minute trip to Venice was a success. And you were right - winter in Venice is as romantic as you described it.
Elizabeth Shapiro | January 2019
Thank you for providing the perfect location for our family reunion in Venice. Our children and grandc-children have come to love this city just as we do.
The Patterson Family | November 2018
Home in Venice
We have been many times in Venice. But Palazzo Ca'nova managed to show us a new side of our beloved city.
Jeremy Mitchell | October 2018
Winter in Venice
Excellent location & gorgeous interior design. Couldn't have asked for more!
Ginevra Magrini | December 2017
Luxury Apartments on the
Grand Canal in Venice
Grand Canal in Venice