Casa Per Ferie
Castello 3701, Calle della Pietà, Venice, Italy
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Singles, Art, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing
Expert review of Casa Per Ferie
Located on the top floor (with splendid views) of the former orphanage where Vivaldi trained his all-girl choir in the 18th century, the church-owned Casa per Ferie is very basic, very clean and unbelievably convenient.
Narrow Calle della Pietà leads to the lagoon-side Riva degli Schiavoni. St Mark’s Square is no more than five minutes’ stroll away.
There are bright and clean single, double and dorm rooms, all with air-con and an adequate breakfast thrown in. Accommodation is basic but comfortable.
Large sitting rooms have a decidedly institutional feel, but the views over Venice’s rooftops and the domes of St Mark’s basilica from here and from the terrace are quite stunning.
A rather spartan breakfast is included in the room price, and there’s a little bar which serves refreshments all day.
Backpackers, students, pilgrims and anyone seeking a very inexpensive base right at the heart of Venice.
Doubles start to become worthwhile in mid-to-high high season when prices at more comfortable options elsewhere in the city soar; singles are a slightly better deal. If you’re travelling on a shoestring, however, the year-round tab for a bed in a dorm room is difficult to beat.
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- Castello 3701, Calle della Pietà, Venice, Italy