ABOVE: A view of the Palazzo Abadessa from its garden.
Location: In the Calle Priuli, a few
blocks north of the Ca' d'Oro vaporetto landing. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: Fondamenta Nuove.
You're attracted by a boutique hotel that has been recommended by Condé
Nast Traveler, The Financial Times, Stern,
Elle France, Bon Appetit, and other upmarket publications.
The Hotel Palazzo Abadessa Residenza d'Epoca is in Cannaregio, slightly
north of the Grand Canal. Guest rooms in the 16th Century palace feature
restored frescoes, plasterwork, and terrazzo or inlaid-wood
floors, and much of the furniture is antique.
The hotel also has an
extensive private garden where breakfast is served during the warmer
For classic Venetian luxury at prices that are affordable by
four-star standards, the Palazzo Abadessa is a tempting choice.
The top photo shows the
Rialto Bridge (bottom)
and the district of Cannaregio (the area above the Grand Canal). The
Palazzo Abadessa is about two blocks west of the street labeled
"Calle del Verde."
In the second photo, you can see the Ca' d'Oro
waterbus platforms in the lower left corner of the frame. The
Palazzo Abadessa is the large white building with the garden near
the upper right corner. (Double-click on the palazzo to
zoom in for a closer look.)