Last fall we stayed in an incredible B&B in Venice, called Corte 1321. After several earlier visits to Venice over the years, we finally found the perfect place for us to stay. It is just over the Rialto Bridge in the real Venice, very close to the San Silvestre stop on the Grand Canal. Corte 1321 has, I think, only 4 rooms, but they are really large and beautiful, unlike anything we have seen there. Somehow they have mixed modern and traditional, with touches of of the eastern with western, giving us a feeling of easy luxury, without any pretension or faux. Corte 1321 is part of an old Moorish pallazzo, where we entered an amazing courtyard (you have to see the photos!) and up one flight to our room. I found myself just standing by our windows at different times of the day or night, gazing down on the brick and tiles of the courtyard,
Most mornings we sat in the lush and fascinating courtyard to eat our great fresh breakfast and were often able chat with one of the owners, an American mother and daughter. This was also a great advantage That we did not have on our other visits. Amelia, the daughter, has been there for years and gave us many suggestions for walking routes in areas we had never seen in the real neighborhoods. She also set us up with a "secret" tour of the Doges Palace that included many fascinating rooms, including Casanova's cell.
We considered this place a great find - loved being off of the beaten path, but close to everything and, frankly, hope that it keeps its reasonable prices and availability - because we will
come back again for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Of the charming boutique hotels in Venice, Corte 1321 Bed & Breakfast stands out for the elegant but relaxed atmosphere that permeates common and guest rooms, gathered around an enchanting private courtyard. Each room is embellished with original furnishings and enhanced by rich warm colors. Our guests can choose from the selection of rooms that best fit their style. You will be welcomed into our space by a charming private courtyard filled with green plants and dotted with colored flowers. An ancient water well and original stone pavement provide an old world feel. Table and chairs invite travellers to sit down and relax in the inner sanctum of our 15th century Venetian paradise. When weather permits, we serve a lovely continental breakfast outside with fresh fruits, breads, yogurt, cereal, cakes or pastries along with freshly brewed coffee/tea. In the colder weather, we serve this fine breakfast in your room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corte 1321 Hotel Venice