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.
“Thank you for sharing this exceptional house with us – it fitted our circumstances perfectly.
The artworks are wonderful and make all the difference from staying in other holiday homes with the standard prints on the walls.”
“It was the entire ‘package’ that was perfect: the warm welcome, the super information on events
and restaurants, the cleanliness, quietness, easy access, flexibility around check-in …
I could go on raving about this place!”
Christiane Sattler & Family
“Merci pour cet endroit magique au Coeur de Venise! Tout est bien. Nous avons passè un excellent sejour, enchantès.”
Alain Mervent and family
“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
“Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful apartment. It was perfect for us and our three boys. We had a great new year and wouldn’t hesitate to return. Thank you for the wine.”
Michelle, Evan, Ollie, Sam and Bryn
“We felt very relaxed and confortable and cared for at Casa Alma. The apartment is lovely in every way and Castello is great: wonderful crumbling architecture, lots of locals, lovely little squares, shops and bakeries. Cross a bridge however, and you’re in the full flurry of tourism (if you want it). Within spitting distance of the Biennale, Casa Alma was perfect for us.”
Heather Parnell: Leader MA Arts Practice, University of South Wales
“Ein Apartment mit persönlicher Handschrift, einem wunderbar hohen Raum in sehr ruhiger Umgebung- idealer Rückzugsort für einen Aufenthalt in Venedig. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.”
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
“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!!!”
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
“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
“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
“Lovely apartment. The ambience exudes taste, peace, comfort and culture. One of the finest mattresses we’ve ever slept on!
We will return.”
Anne and David
“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
“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.”
“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
“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
“Очень все понравилось! Жилье полностью соответствовало предоставленной информации, хорошо продуманная планировка, очень чисто. Район тихий, спокойный, то, что мы искали. Хозяйка очень заботится о гостях. Хотели сказать большое спасибо Марике. Всем рекомендуем!”
“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
“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