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.
“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.”
“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
“A lovely stay in Venezia. Great location and brilliantly furnished apartment. Quiet and quirky. Will tell our friends.”
Tim and Catherine Cartwright
“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
Had a wonderful stay. The apartment is great.
Talia and Freddy
“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
“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.”
“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 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Merci pour cet endroit magique au Coeur de Venise! Tout est bien. Nous avons passè un excellent sejour, enchantès.”
Alain Mervent and family
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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