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.

  • … 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 

  • Beautiful house …

    “Beautiful house, full of convenient things. We loved it here.”

    Laurent and Mai
    New York

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • We have had a fabulous week …

    “We have had a fabulous week, relaxing at the Lido, strolling and shopping in San Marco and eating in lots of wonderful restaurants.

    We really loved the apartment. What a beautiful place to stay and to come back to after the heat of Venice. The air con was a god send.

    x thank you.”

    Maxine, Jan and Joseph

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • … 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

  • 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

  • … 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

  • … 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

  • 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

  • I really enjoyed it …

    “Thank you so much for the apartment. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for all the recommendations for the restaurants (all the restaurants were really good). You have a beautiful home.”

    Mia age 9
    XX

  • Fantastic location

    “Casa Alma was a fantastic location as a base to explore, adventure and get lost!
    Thank you so much, for letting us stay in this absolutely wonderful apartment, we hope to be back soon.”

    Sally-Anne Redfern
    England

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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