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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • … 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • … 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
    London

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    ‎Eire