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.

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The Apartment

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.

  • … in a lovely neighbourhood

    “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
    Buxtehude, Germany

  • A wonderful experience

    “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!”

    Gediminas Urbonas
    Associate Professor and Director
    MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
    School of Architecture and Planning

  • It was perfect …

    “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
    Melbourne, Australia

  • The perfect place to stay …

    “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

  • A lovely stay in Venezia

    “A lovely stay in Venezia. Great location and brilliantly furnished apartment. Quiet and quirky. Will tell our friends.”

    Tim and Catherine Cartwright

  • … a perfect place to stay

    “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
    Montreal, Canada

  • Insomma, siamo stati benissimo!

    “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!”

    Chiara Barontini
    ‎London

  • Casa Alma was a fantastic place …

    “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.”

    Sililvia Eshoo
    Physiotherapist, Canada

  • Beautiful, well-equipped, and spotlessly clean …

    Beautiful, well-equipped, and spotlessly clean apartment in a peaceful, charming part of Venice. Marika was a wonderful host, helping to find me when I got lost on arrival and responding to enquiries very quickly. Highly recommended.

    Linsey Young, Curator for Visual Arts
    British Council UK

  • Casa Alma was perfect for us

    “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

  • Cosy and very well located

    “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
    ‎Lithuania

  • Beautiful place …

    “Sehr schöne Lage, ruhig, gemütliches Appartment! Wir haben nichts vermisst.”

    (Beautiful place, lovely apartment: we didn’t want for anything.)

    Susanne Piotter, Sculptor & Performance Artist
    Berlin

  • I could go on raving about this place!

    “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
    Frankfurt, Germany.

  • idealer Rückzugsort

    “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.”

    Natasa Marjanovic
    ‎Stuttgart, Germany

  • Wow, what an apartment!

    “Wow, what an apartment! We loved the Memphis-style decoration with Venetian touch. The great location in busy and crowded Venice was a big plus.”

    Rayna, Richard and Asja
    ‎Holland

  • Maravillosa

    “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
    ‎Valencia, Spain

  • … the best place to feel at home in Venice

    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 

  • Las camas excelentes

    “El departamento tiene el tamaño justo. Las camas excelentes y a pesar de estar en verano y de las altas temperaturas… se mantenía fresco al fin del día. Los baños también perfectos para una familia de 5 personas. Muy cómodo y decorado precioso. Si vamos nuevamente a Venecia nos encantaría volver a Casa Alma.”

    Fernanda Lopez
    ‎San Antonio, Chile

  • Enchantès.

    “Merci pour cet endroit magique au Coeur de Venise! Tout est bien. Nous avons passè un excellent sejour, enchantès.”

    Alain Mervent and family
    ‎Paris

  • Peaceful, friendly location

    “Peaceful, friendly location. Well appointed and attractively decorated apartment, great for exploring all areas of Venice.
    (We were) made very welcome by local residents and owners.”

    Maria Scruby
    MA Art History student