Welcome to Casa Alma
This newly renovated, elegant ground & first floor apartment is part of a converted glass factory. Situated in a central but quiet district just outside the walls of the Arsenale, Casa Alma is ideal flat for visitors to the Venice Biennale. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the apartment sleeps up to 5 people. Minimum stay is 3 nights.
The entrance opens into a double-height kitchen & living area open to the roof beams above. Traditional single pieces of décor such as Murano glass wall-lights, the Venetian Ottoman, engraved mirrors and the Terrazzo floor, contrast with the contemporary kitchen, modern appliances, paintings and photos.
Light from large industrial windows illuminates the downstairs master bedroom, with its adjoining mosaic-tiled bathroom. Upstairs, a more intimate roof-lit twin bedroom has the luxury of a relaxing bath in its own en-suite in the rafters.
The flat is ideal for families, friends and couples visiting Venice, or for longer stays by researchers, academics and professionals. The space is designed to be flexible and can accommodate many different needs. Children are welcome, dogs are allowed, but the flat is definitely no smoking.
“A splendid apartment in a peaceful location, lovely airy rooms beautifully decorated. Everything you need to cook, relax and sleep near the sights in Venice with a sunny back alley for alfresco dining. Friendly owners passionate about Venice and the arts and were happy to advise and keen to make our stay perfect.”
Hugh Thomas FRSA
Education Director, The Bristol Initiative Trust.
Director, My Future My Choice
Had a wonderful stay. The apartment is great.
Talia and Freddy
“Four days in Venice is not enough. Staying at the fabulous light and airy apartment ‘Casa Alma’, central for all the venues for the Venice Arts Biennale.
Great places to eat & drink within walking distance.
We are already planning our return visit. Thank you for making our stay so easy and enjoyable.”
Fire & Ice Creative and
Co Founder of OSR Projects
Marika is the ideal host and Casa Alma is the best place to feel at home in Venice, near to the central places but far from the crowd.
Koen Kessels, Music Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet
“A lovely stay in Venezia. Great location and brilliantly furnished apartment. Quiet and quirky. Will tell our friends.”
Tim and Catherine Cartwright
“Thank you once again for sharing your lovely house with us. We had a wonderful time in your little paradise, a haven of rest and peace, lovely to come home to after a day in the middle of the crowds in Venice and its biennale.”
Pascale De Groote
Vice-Chancellor at AP Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
“Despite the heavy rain, it was heavenly to come back to dry off in such a comfortable home. I have to say that the bed was amazing, soooo comfortable! Everything we could need or want was already here, including milk for our toddler.”
Janice, Garry, John, Geraldine and baby Fionn
“We had an amazing time at your lovely home. The location was perfect, not just for the art but for the whole of Venice. Rest assured, we will be back.” 🙂
Thomas Gannagé Stewart, Sculptor & Carlos Nieto Lopez: Visual Effects Artist
“We can’t thank you enough Alan, Marika and Karin. This was the perfect place for us to explore Venice – an incredibly beautiful and ideally situated flat. We have loved being here!
Thanks for all the helpful tips, we sampled all the recommendations for restaurants: Il Covino, Il Bancogiro, Da Jonny and all were fantastic. We don’t want to go home 🙁 but hopefully we will be back.
Lots of Love.”
Wendy Petitdemange, Mike, Anna and Callum
“We spent some wonderful days in the apartment (and of course in Venice) in a lovely neighbourhood, with lots of tourists stranded in this dead-end lane!”
Heinz, Renate, Saskia and Hannah
“Nestled under the wall of the Arsenale, casa Alma, was the perfect place to stay for a visit to the Biennale.
If you’re reading this we have left the building.
If not, then we have stayed, which is what we really want to do.”
Simon Lee Dicker
OSR Project Space, UK
“Hemos pasado 3 días en Venecia en Casa Alma y la estancia ha sido maravillosa. La zona donde esta ubicado es muy tranquila y se encuentra a 5-10 minutos andando de la plaza de San Marco y el centro turístico. Sin duda fue un acierto reservar este apartamento.”
Javi Rodriguez Alacreu
“Thank you very much for your beautiful apartment. Our family of five was very happy to stay here. Very well equipped, very comfortable, cosy and very well located … perfect!”
Simona, Vinar, Guidas, Giutè and Kotogne
“Thank you so much for the warm welcome. The apartment is a fantastic base to see the Biennale and is equipped with everything that anyone would need for a short, wonderful stay in Venezia.”
Ghadir & Thuray
“It might be strange … but we will write in Italian 🙂
Abbiamo ‘trovato’ Casa Alma, dopo un’accurata ricerca,già avvezzi a Venezia … ci siamo immaginati subito, attraverso il monitor PC, un’atmosfera elegante e al contempo accogliente … un pizzico di ‘mitteleuropa’ nel più bello, nel preferito sestiere de Castelo …
E tutto si è confermato qui! Un caldo torrido, insopportabile anche per noi che veniamo dal sud … una Biennale noiosa, discutibile …
ma grazie a Casa Alma ne è valsa la pena … alla prossima!!!”
“Casa Alma was a perfect place to stay. The apartment is wonderfully decorated, fully furnished and very luminous. The beds were comfortable and we had more than enough space for 2 adults + 3 teens. Castello is very quiet, so no trouble sleeping at night. It’s an area still full of Venetian and very few tourists.
Marika and her mother were perfect hosts and answered every text message during our stay. We’d definitely book this place again on another trip to Venice. Grazie mille Marika! Ciao!”
Jean Olivier Nadeau, Senior Architect
“We had such a wonderful experience at Casa Alma, we did not want to leave. It the perfect way to end our Biennale visit.
Excellent combination of size, scale and taste. Really made us happy and relaxed.
And you are so thoughtful! The restaurant you recommended was excellent. Ciao!”
Associate Professor and Director
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
School of Architecture and Planning
“We all loved being at Casa Alma – tucked away in a residential non-tourist part of the city, with real shops to hand, and very friendly neighbours. The added bonus was having all mod cons; great bathrooms that worked perfectly, comfortable beds … and air conditioning. Being able to sit out in Calle Celsi of an evening was also a great bonus”.
Jacy Wall, Artist
“L’appartamento è comodissimo per la Biennale e anche vicino a Piazza San Marco, ma lontano dalle folle dei turisti. Marika è una padrona di casa attenta e sollecita. Insomma, siamo stati benissimo!”
“Casa Alma was a fantastic place, I’m glad we enjoyed our short stay here in Venice. Wish we could have stayed longer. We really appreciated the upgraded, well renovated Casa. We have stayed at many different Airbnbs and this was by far the nicest place.
Thanks for making us feel at home and welcoming us.”