There is Venice, and then there is Murano. While most first-time visitors to Venice hit the major sites, San Marco, the Rialto, the Bridge of Sighs, glass, specifially the glass produced in the famed furnaces on the islands of Murano holds an additional role in the identity of Venice. Villa Lina has a bit of the "back lot" feel of staying not only on the island where the magic happens, but also on the grounds of a quite prominent glass factory. True to its name, it is a "Villa," absolutely a home, on the water that one reaches after crossing through the gate of the factory. The grounds and the home are all tastefully decorated with artwork and lighting designed by the owner and his family. The decor is more contemporary than traditional, which is not easy to find, but most welcome in feeling less like one is visiting a museum than one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in the world. Evi is a wonderful host, and is sincere in her desire for her guests to have as authentic an experience as possible. The rooms are comfortable with all the details and amenities considered. As this is not a traditional hotel, guests are left to their own devices for most of the stay, but can count on some freshly baked pastry item to greet them at breakfast. Murano has come a long way in expanding the dining selections particularly for dinner, but if one wishes to venture into Venice or out to Burano, it is all easily accessible by vaporetto, with Venice only 10 minutes away.
Particularly in the midst of high season, Murano, and Villa Lina are a welcome refuge from the teeming crowds that fill the highly touristed areas of Venice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Lina is part of a beautiful XVI century building, owned by the famous glassmaker family Nason. The house has a big breakfast hall, a terrace with panoramic view on Venice, a beautiful garden facing the Laguna. The rooms and bathrooms are fully equipped and offers an elegant design. The owner, Mrs Evi, cares about all the needs of her guests, and will try to make the stay as pleasent as possible. The continental breakfast offers own made pies ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Lina Murano, Italy - Province Of Venice