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Palazzo Abadessa

Palazzo Abadessa from garden

ABOVE: A view of the Palazzo Abadessa from its garden.

Category:  Four-star hotel.

Location: In the Calle Priuli, a few blocks north of the Ca' d'Oro vaporetto landing. Closest Alilaguna Airport Boat stop: Fondamenta Nuove.

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Palazzo AbadessaYou'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.

Palazzo Abadessa garden from aboveThe hotel also has an extensive private garden where breakfast is served during the warmer months.

For classic Venetian luxury at prices that are affordable by four-star standards, the Palazzo Abadessa is a tempting choice.

  • Note: The Palazzo Abadessa has a private boat landing, which is convenient if you're using a water taxi between the city and the airport.

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Aerial photos:

  • 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.)

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