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.

  • 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

  • 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
    ‎Moscow

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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
    Dorset

  • 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

  • Loved staying in Casa Alma

    “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
    Australia

  • … 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 

  • 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
    Italia

  • 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

  • Incredibly beautiful and ideally situated flat …

    “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
    UK

  • 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
    London

  • … 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

  • Just perfect!

    “Just perfect!
    Had a wonderful stay. The apartment is great.
    Thank you.”

    Talia and Freddy
    ‎Israel

  • … 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

  • The apartment is beautiful

    “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.

    Grazie”

    Mike and Bethany
    New Jersey, USA

  • 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

  • … 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

  • 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