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.
“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 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
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
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
“Loved staying in Casa Alma. Beautiful apartment to stay in for our Biennale art trip & course. Really appreciated all the lovely attention to details (like supplying coffee, salt, etc.). Also appreciated the warm welcome by Karin. Will definitely recommend this place to others.”
Janet, Benice and Helen
“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
“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
“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!”
“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
“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
“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!!!”
“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
“A lovely stay in Venezia. Great location and brilliantly furnished apartment. Quiet and quirky. Will tell our friends.”
Tim and Catherine Cartwright
“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
“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
“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
“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 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
“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!”
“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