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.
“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.”
MA Art History student
“Merci pour cet endroit magique au Coeur de Venise! Tout est bien. Nous avons passè un excellent sejour, enchantès.”
Alain Mervent and family
“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
“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 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
“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 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
“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.”
San Antonio, Chile
“Thank you so much for making our first trip to Venice so wonderful. The apartment is beautiful – it did not disappoint! And we appreciate all your help with arriving, departing and place to see and eat in while we here.
Mike and Bethany
New Jersey, USA
“Marika left flowers, wine, and sparkling water to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary. Her mum showed us all around the apartment and gave great suggestions for restaurants and off-the-beaten-path sights.”
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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 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