Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege
ABOVE: The Accademia Villa Maravege's
entrance sign in Dorsoduro. INSET BELOW: A view of the Grand Canal from
a hotel window.
Location: Just off the Grand Canal,
near the Accademia Bridge. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
want a moderately-priced hotel in a location that's central but away
from the tourist crowds of San Marco.
The Hotel/Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege has a loyal following among
Venetophiles. The villa, which was a Russian consulate before World War
II, was used for several scenes in the 1955 David Lean film
Summertime (starring Katherine Hepburn). It has 27 rooms, and
breakfast is served in the garden during the summer months.
The top image shows the hotel's location. (Look for
the garden overlooking a narrow canal just off the Grand Canal near
the top of the frame.) To the right, within walking distance, are
the Accademia waterbus stop, the massive Gallerie dell'Accademia art
museum, and the
Accademia Bridge that crosses the Grand Canal to San Marco. To
the south, at the bottom of the photo, is the
Zattere pedestrian promenade
along the Giudecca Canal.
In the second image, you can enjoy a better view of
the hotel and its garden, which are in the upper part of the photo.
(From the garden and some of the hotel's rooms, guests can see the
Grand Canal between two palazzi.)