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ABOVE: The Palazzo Abadessais
in a quiet neighborhood between the Alilaguna airport-boat stop on Fondamente
Nove (blue airplane icon) and the Grand Canal.
Palazzo Abadessa (residenza d'epoca)
is a four-star boutique hotel in a
former Doge's residence from the 1500s. The building is just what you'd expect of an
palazzo: It has a dramatic entrance hall, period furnishings, enough
frescoed ceilings and paintings to keep a museum curator happy, and a garden
where you can sit on a marble bench or have breakfast amid the flowers and
trees. (If you get tired of pretending to be a Venetian aristocrat, you can
retreat to the Internet with the palazzo's free Wi-Fi connection.)
How to reach the Palazzo Abadessa from the Fondamente
Nove airport-boat stop:
As you leave the boat pier, look for the Salizada
Spechieri. This is a street just to the right of the pier.
Walk inland on the Salizada Spechieri, past the Gesuiti
Church and through the Campo dei Gesuiti to a canal.
Turn right immediately before the bridge. Walk along the
Fondamenta Zen to the next bridge (called the Ponte Santa Caterina o
Turn left and cross that bridge. Continue walking straight
ahead on the Calle Zinardi and the Ruga dei Due Pozzi.
When you reach the next canal, turn right onto the
Fondamenta Priuli. Walk a few meters and cross the bridge on your left.
The Palazzo Abadessa is just after the bridge on the Calle
Priuli. (The building is on the right side of the street at no. 4011.)