Ciao Liz! Thank you for your booking at "Ca' Contessa" last minute!! I hope you are increasingly excited of your Venice trip.
I hope you'll enjoy this guide and contribute making it a valued reference for any other future guest! I also hope this guide will be useful for your itinerary!!!!
(Michele ~ Owner of Ca' Contessa)
Where is Ca' Contessa?
Phone: +39 327 352 6164
Mobile (whatsapp/wechat): +393273526164
A super easy panoramic walk and you'll get to St. Mark's Square!
First of all watch this funny way 2 American girls arrived in Venice at the train station in the 1950, welcomed by a gondolier!!! ;)
Click above to see this funny movie by the iconic character ALBERTO SORDI
FROM AIRPORT MARCO POLO : Alilaguna Shuttle 15€ p.p (line 'Blu' get off at ARSENALE), otherwise you can find a Water TAXI 90/100€ at the Airport waterfront waiting for you (ask to be dropped off at CANALE DELL'ARSENALE in front of the 'Marble Lyons').
Otherwise you can ask me for a Private Taxi pick-up (price daytime €125,00 up to 4 people)
FROM RAILWAY STATION (Santa Lucia) or CAR TERMINAL (Piazzale ROMA): in Venice you find ''water ferries'' as a local transport. Take Lines 1 or 4.1 and get off at 'ARSENALE'.
Easy walk from ARSENALE to CA' CONTESSA
Check-in / Check-out
As most of the properties in Venice check-in is from 2.00pm check-out within 11.00am... But I'm quite flexible!! I'll certainly find the way to welcome you in full comfort at any time. There could be also the possibility of free left luggage service 24/24, common toilette & sitting facilities please contact me for details.
I will ask for a photo ID or passport and swiftly give you the password for a fast and stable WIFI. Upon check-in I also ask for the cash payment if not already made before and for a City tax cash payment (1,50€ per person, discounts by age or seasonality).
Main sights & Palaces
This is just a brief list! Feel free to Contact me in case you'd like to set a deeper knowledge or eventually to book tours in advance!
Palazzo Ducale ~ Ducal Palace & St Mark's square
Ducal Palace (st. mark's square visit daily)
Even if you don't buy the secret itineraires pass I strongly recommend to pay a visit to this wonderful Palace, house of the Doge of Venice for centuries. From its balconies, you'll enjoy a prime view on the prospicient 'Piazza'. Other landmarks the Campanile (you can go up with a lift and breathe a 360° view) and the Basilica (10-15 min. in & out)
This marble flying angel is probably the best iconinc representation of the artistic level of this beautiful, not well known yet gorgeus Palace completely restored and visitable every day 50 meters away from Campo Santa Maria Formosa (5 min. walk from Ca' Contessa heading towards Rialto)
Accademia Galleries, a must for Fine Arts lovers
Indulge yourself at the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the best paintings of Renaissance and other periods that made Italy the center of the world for the Art: Canaletto, Tintoretto, Giorgione, Bellini, and so on..
Peggy Guggneheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, where Peggy Guggenheim lived and which is now the location of her museum, is an unfinished 18th century Grand Canal palace, its history is summarized here http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/museum/palazzo.html
GONDOLA ... VENEZIA LA LUNA E TU!
It's the title of a movie I love with italian character Alberto Sordi http://bit.ly/1U5OdNe !! For anyone thinking this it's a ''too tourist activity'' I say: try it!! (book at anytime with me I'll point you out the way to the nearest gondolier!)
MURANO GLASS EXPERIENCE
Start from my partner nearby hotel and enjoy a free ride with motorboat taxi to Murano glass factories to see how world famous glass blowers create wonderful Glass art objects. Available every morning 9.30am till 1.00pm to be booked in advance
A Murano glass Master working on a 800°C incandescent piece of glass..
What about that 'Key' you find at Ca' Contessa??
Much much more than a souvenir..
This is a magic key: an emotioning Venice HD video with Vivaldi background music packed into a pretty pretty package. On sale at the Museum of the Music of Venice at € 29.
Show! ~ Musica a Palazzo
A selective atmosphere at Musica a Palazzo. € 75,00 adult
The quality of the music, the splendour of the setting, the power and the passion of the singing! (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) Grand opera reconceived as tea-room tinkle… Striking Violetta! (THE TIMES)
Ask for the tickets, we'll check the availability and make them available for you. In Musica a Palazzo the actors/singers move and perform through the rooms of a wonderful Gran Canal View Palace: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto.
Show! ~ Venezia the Show
Venice The Show € 39,00 adult (under 14 years: 15€ under 10 yrs: free)
Venice the Show, a live performing and engaging show about the history and magnificence of Venice throughout the centuries, held every night in a theatre behind St. Mark's square. Tickets available upon request at 39,00 per person