16th century Palazzetto with hotel permissions
A divine whole palazzetto with extensive reception rooms, garden, four terraces and private water gate
Cannaregio, Venice

Price Upon Request

This famous 16th century highly decorative palazzetto is located in a most peaceful setting in Cannaregio, close to Cà d’Oro and Madonna dell’Orto, having not only a delightful private garden with ancient well but also four terraces – two medium size and two large and magnificent sunny and light filled terraces.  The refined elegance of the palazzo, combined with the delicacy of its original 16th century furnishings creates a fascinating setting, either as a private residence or for mixed use – formal dinners, cocktail parties, musical events, conferences or art exhibitions.

The palazzo is made up of two independent inter-communicating buildings – the original palazzetto and a 20th century addition. The original palazzetto is for sale either separately or together with the modern addition as one whole building.  Both offer elegant rooms and spacious suites.

The interior decor is enriched by antique mirrors, delicate damasked tapestries, hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers (effects available by separate arrangement) and impressive decorative stuccos. The flooring is typical marble “alla Veneziana” alternating with fine wood parquet. The large spaces and impressive light in the various rooms creates a unique sensation of comfort, privacy and wellbeing.  It is becoming harder and harder to find these original interiors in Venice, which makes this property of great interest to anyone seeking to buy an original and well preserved second home.

Rooms give on to either the quiet Santa Caterina canal or the inner courtyard and private terraces, with both aspects having charming views.

There is an approved project for the conversion of the two buildings into a bespoke 23 room hotel, a rare and exciting opportunity in Venice given the restrictions in force, but this of course does not preclude a private and residential use, according to the future owner’s wishes.

This is a unique charming and atmospheric property which everyone dreams of owning!

Original 16th c. building   1020 sqm  9 bedrooms

Additional building (20th c.) 405 sq/m  5 bedrooms

Floor plans on request

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Cannaregio is a treasure trove of ancient highly decorative properties, hidden secrets, tranquillity and peace. Only about 15 minutes walk from Rialto, it could be a different world.  Well served by all forms of transport, and with some excellent restaurants and bars....it's an area where much is still to be discovered.