Hotel Da Bruno
ABOVE: Need dessert after the Hotel Da
Bruno's buffet breakfast? No problem--an artisanal gelato shop
is next door.
Location: On the Salizzada San Lio
in Castello, halfway between the Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco.
Alilaguna Airport Boat
want to be next door to
La Boutique del Gelato (which many Venetians believe is the best
gelateria in Venice, and you
don't mind walking a reasonable distance from the nearest airport-boat
or vaporetto pier. (If you can justify the high price of a
water taxi, you'll find a boat
landing right by the hotel.)
hotel, like its gelato-purveying neighbor, has an excellent reputation:
The Sartore family has owned the Hotel Da Bruno for three generations,
and the traditionally-furnished rooms includes triples and quads (which
aren't always easy to find in Venice). As a bonus, Wi-Fi is free, and
it's available throughout the hotel. The only downside is the lack of an
elevator, which may discourage guests with weak knees or limited
The top satellite image gives an overview of the
area near the Hotel Da Bruno. The
Rialto Bridge is at
upper left, the Piazza San
Marco is at the bottom, and the hotel is slightly west of the
Campo Santa Maria
Formosa in the upper-right corner of the frame.
In the second photo, the Hotel Da Bruno is at the
intersection of the Salizzada San Lio and the Calle del Paradiso.