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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Enchantès.

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

    Alain Mervent and family

  • Vsem rekomenduyem!

    “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!”

    Tatiana Shustova

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Everything we could need or want …

    “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

  • 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

  • We all loved being at Casa Alma …

    “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

  • 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

  • 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

  • … wonderful stay in Venezia

    “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

  • 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

  • … 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

  • … a haven of rest and peace

    “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

  • Elegant and cosy …

    “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!!!”

    Francesca Stopponi

  • Thank you for making our stay so easy & enjoyable

    “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.”

    Chantelle Henocq
    Graphic Designer
    Fire & Ice Creative and
    Co Founder of OSR Projects

  • A splendid apartment …

    “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

  • We had an amazing time …

    “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