Casa Alma is situated on Calle Celsi: a quiet, peaceful cul-de-sac in Castello, the most popular residential area of Venice and historical home of the shipbuilding community.

This is the ideal Venice Biennale apartment, within easy walking distance of the main exhibitions in art, architecture, dance and theatre at the Arsenale and Giardini. If film is your passion, it’s a short vaporetto ride to the Venice Film Festival on the Lido.

Other local attractions include Venice’s Naval History Museum, where you can chart the rise of the Serenissima’s maritime empire, and the glorious church and public space of Santa Maria Formosa. A 10-minute walk will take you to the historic hospital and church of SS Giovanni & Paolo. A stone’s throw away is the marvelous Santa Maria dei Miracoli, in the neighboring area of Cannaregio.

In the midst of historic Castello, you can find traditional floating fruit and vegetable markets together with convenience supermarkets and a host of wine-bars, snack bars, restaurants and cafes en route to SS Giovanni & Paolo, grouped around the Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, or on a variety of routes to the Rialto and Piazza San Marco.

Please use the interactive and downloadable maps, or sign up to our newsletter to discover more information about Castello, and some of our recommendations.

*to zoom back out from street view to the map, please click the cross (x) in the top LH corner.

Getting There

Public Transport

Whether you’re arriving by air, bus, train or car: you’ll finish your journey by boat and on foot. Around 10 days before you arrive we’ll send you personalised directions, up-to-date timetables and further information tailored to your individual booking and point of arrival. 

Please e-mail us previous to this if you’re arriving at night, or by ferry from Punta Sabbioni or Treporti.

Venice Water Taxi

Venice Water Taxi direct from Marco Polo airport will get you the closest to Casa Alma in the least amount of time. They cost around € 120-140 one-way for the boat, for up to 10 passengers and luggage. The stop you need to ask for is Piscina San Martin on the Rio San Martin. When you alight, turn left into Campo Do Pozzi, and then follow our PDF photo-guide. You can book on line in advance, but the taxis run regularly from the airport.

Getting Around

Casa Alma recommends the Venezia Unica on-line service. It is the simplest way to tailor a single card to your personal needs. You can choose to have just public transport, or public transport including the shuttle-bus to Marco Polo Airport, or a combined card with museum and church entry.

Visit Venezia Unica before travelling and choose the card that suits you. You will receive a reservation code (PNR) and voucher by e-mail. You then collect your card by entering your personal PNR booking code at one of the ACTV automatic ticket machines or by presenting your voucher (PNR booking code) at one of the many Points of Sale and Collection in the city.

N.B. The card does not include entry to the Venice Biennale of Art or Architecture, or the Alilaguna boat service from the airport.