Hotel American Dinesen
ABOVE: The Hotel American Dinesen's entrance
is on the Fondamenta San Bragadin. INSET BELOW: The Rio San Vio, with
the hotel on the right.
Location: On the San Vio Canal in
Dorsoduro, between the Gallerie dell'Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim
Alilaguna Airport Boat
obsessive about art museums, or you simply want a moderately-priced
hotel in a quiet, fashionable neighborhood near the
Don't let the Hotel American Dinesen's name mislead you: It's thoroughly
Venetian, occupying an 17th Century palazzo with rooms
decorated in the local style. (Some rooms have beamed ceilings, others
are awash in brocades, and a few--the "superior canal view rooms"--have
balconies facing the San Vio Canal.)
The hotel has its own water-taxi pier, free Internet access, and a
porter to haul your luggage up the stairs.
The first satellite photo shows the Giudecca Canal
and the Zattere (bottom), looking toward the Accademia Bridge and
the Gallerie dell'Accademia (left), the Grand Canal, and--on the
right--the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The Hotel American Dinesen
is just south of the Campo San Vio (center of photo, on the Grand
In the lower close-up photo, the Hotel American
Dinesen is just to the right of the Campo San Vio and the footbridge
over the canal.