Ca’ di Dio, Venice

The fascinating history of the building that houses Ca' di Dio dates back to 1272 and has welcomed Crusaders, pilgrims and tourists for more than eight centuries. The new five-star hotel is located in a privileged position, at the entrance to the Arsenale area, known as the Contemporary Art District of Venice and the setting for the iconic Biennale.

Set on the Riva Ca’ di Dio and overlooking the iconic lagoon, the hotel is just a short distance from Piazza San Marco. Access to the hotel from the side canal entrance allows for direct docking of boats and water taxis.

The hotel comprises of 57 suites and nine rooms, spread over three floors. The hotel features many places for guests to relax whilst staying in Venice; two internal courtyards are home to the hotel’s Alchemia Bar and Essentia Restaurant during the summer months, and the indoor-outdoor VERO restaurant looks onto the lagoon.

The cuisine is inspired by typical Venetian dishes, revisited with a modern touch yet respecting the seasonality of the ingredients, thanks to the hotel’s vegetable garden in a third internal courtyard. The project has been curated by the studio of internationally renowned architect, Patricia Urquiola, with the aim of creating an original and distinctive concept: a Venetian ‘house’, linked to the history of the city.

Although contemporary in style, which is unusual for Venice, when strolling through the common areas, guests will be able to admire the bright travertine and perfectly preserved frescoes.