Hotel in Cannaregio
Like a courtesan’s boudoir, this 16th-century palazzo is swathed in damask wall coverings, heavy silk curtains and thick, plush carpets. A smiling host greets you at the padded, golden reception desk and whisks you up large, unabashedly lavish rooms with enough gilt to satisfy Louis XIV. In the evening, romance blossoms on the terrace, framed by views of Rialto Bridge.
Facing Venice’s Grand Canal, and with a views of Rialto Bridge, Al Ponte Antico offers accommodation in a 14th-century palace. The hotel provides a daily breakfast and offers free Wi-Fi throughout.
The rooms are elegantly furnished and embellished by chandeliers and tapestries. They come equipped with air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV, and minibar. Slippers, free toiletries, and a bathrobe come with the private bathroom.
The lounge features ornate décor and original wooden ceilings. Guests can also enjoy a shared terrace with panoramic views. The breakfast buffet includes homemade pastries, eggs, vegetables, and other delicacies.
San Marco square is a 10-minute walk from Al Ponte Antico, while Venice Santa Lucia Train Station is about 2 km from away.