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.

  • Just perfect!

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

    Talia and Freddy
    ‎Israel

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wedding anniversary

    “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.”

    Stacey Finley
    ‎Baltimore, USA

  • … 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

  • 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
    Berlin

  • 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

  • … 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 

  • 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

  • … 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

  • 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

  • Casa Alma was perfect for us

    “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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Beautiful, well-equipped, and spotlessly clean …

    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

  • 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

  • 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 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