Spezier Design Venetian Studio
Spezier Design Venetian Studio
Sojourn in Style in a Serene Palazzo Setting and Unlock the Secrets of Palazzo Vendramin…
… An exquisite pair of apartments expertly created within a 15th-century canal-side palace near the Church of Santa Fosca in the heart of Cannaregio.
Sensitively steered into the 21st-century under the direction of noted Venetian architect Alberto Torsello, Palazzo Vendramin provides a calm, unruffled and historically fascinating backdrop to 2 exceptional Dimora Italia apartments (one named ‘Spezier’ – see its dedicated description below).
Integrating chic Italian design with meticulously restored architectural details, these remarkable properties offer a unique opportunity to sample the joys of palazzo living in one of the most authentic Venetian districts in town.
Standing imposingly on the Fondamenta de Ca’ Vendramin, between the Rio di Santa Fosca and Rio del Trapolin canals well hidden from the tourist footfall yet with an excellent variety of local amenities very close at hand, the Palazzo Vendramin apartments – ‘Varoter’ and ‘Spezier’ – enjoy the best of both worlds.
Thought to have once been home to the large and illustrious Vendramin family (merchants trading in oil, cheese and salted meat and producers and sellers of soap - the latter bringing them great fame and fortune over time), and representing a harmonious blend of the historical and the contemporary, its cavernous communal ‘androne’ hallway with majestic stone staircase and walls embellished with frescoes provides a fitting welcome to the Palazzo at the start of your stay.
And with a nostalgic nod to a bygone era, the Palazzo Vendramin apartments have been named in homage to Venice’s traditional tradesmen and craftsmen, or ‘mestieri’, who in times past would have been familiar characters within ‘La Serenissima’s’ labyrinth of ‘calli’ and ‘campi’.
Spezier - The Spice Merchant
A dainty nutshell of an apartment squirrelled away from inquisitive eyes, to the rear of the Palazzo and facing the Rio del Trapolin canal - with Venetian terrazzo flooring, a mezzanine bedroom on high, and a shared furnished courtyard*.
Cleverly configured to offer the max in terms of space and easy living, and packing a considerable punch in terms of character and charm, this comfy apartment accommodates 2 (+2) guests and comprises:
An entrance hallway with restored brick ceiling leading into
A contemporary-style open-plan main living area elegantly decked out in a palette of chic putty neutrals and comprising
a sitting / TV area furnished with plush seating (including a double sofa bed) beneath a mezzanine level above
a dining area at one end of the room seating 4 around a handsome wooden trestle table
a well-equipped kitchenette at the opposite end of the room and
a pair of full height curtained glazed doors to one side opening onto the shared courtyard* furnished with a pair of bamboo chairs and coffee table where you can soak up the tranquil ambience morning cappuccino - or evening aperitivi in hand
A pristine bathroom beneath a charming vaulted brick ceiling - a continuation of that found in the hallway - fitted with a traditional style bathroom suite and bathtub and leading to a wonderful little wet room / shower room enrobed in glittering mosaic
And completing the apartment...
A staircase to one side of the room rising up to Spezier’s modern glass-sided mezzanine bedroom with well-dressed double bed
The Palazzo can be reached by private water taxi for easy arrivals and departures from within a few short steps of the main Palazzo entrance, and that Spezier offers both air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.
* Please note that the courtyard is shared with guests of a studio apartment opposite, and features dedicated outdoor furniture for the sole use of Spezier’s guests.
A beautifully furnished jewel of an apartment in a privileged position in the Cannaregio ‘sestiere’…
… A much-loved district with a traditional old-world charm characterised by peaceful residential areas, a host of historic landmarks including the spectacular fairy-tale Ca’ d’Oro, the ancient Jewish Ghetto and the Jewish Museum, plus long and wide canal-side ‘fondamente’ including the Fondamente de la Misericordia and de la Sensa (with their fabulous selection of local restaurants and ‘bacari’, including our favourites Anice Stellato, Paradiso Perduto and Vino Vero) and the Fondamente Nove – Venice’s northern waterfront overlooking the waters of the lagoon towards the distant peaks of the Dolomite mountains.
Within an easy stroll of some wonderful churches including the dainty jewel-box Santa Maria dei Miracoli, the Gesuiti with its towering white façade and statues of the Apostles, and Madonna dell’ Orto – final resting place of the painter Tintoretto who lived nearby.
Close to the Strada Nova where you find shops galore to satisfy all your shopping needs! plus a well stocked Coop Supermarket at San Felice.
Convenient to 3 vaporetto (water bus) stops – San Marcuola (Casinò), Ca’ d’Oro and Madonna dell’Orto – the latter allowing for easy travel to the beaches of the Lido and to the glass-blowing island of Murano, with connections at Fondamente Nove to the rainbow-coloured island of Burano and the island of Torcello.
Also a stone’s throw to the traghetto at Campo Santa Sofia, which during operating times, ferries passengers by gondola across the Grand Canal to the Rialto Market in the district of San Polo.
Why not join us with your family or friends during your stay at our professionally equipped Venetian home-kitchen ‘A TAVOLA’ situated on one of Venice’s prettiest canals, where you can celebrate the Italian passion for great food, wine and company with…
Informal, hands-on COOKING CLASSES to inspire and delight, with menus focusing on traditional Italian and
Easy-going and informative sommelier-led Italian WINE TASTINGS, with particular emphasis on bottles from the Veneto and Friuli, paired with artisanal cheeses and seasonal local appetisers
A charming PRIVATE EVENT SPACE for your special occasion coupled with the organisational skills and friendly support of our VOV Concierge
Do get in touch for a chat and a quote!
Payment method: Credit Card
Pay Way: Arrival
Bed linen : Included
Check in : Included
Check out : Included
Disinfection : Included
Final Cleaning : €110.00 /booking
Internet Access : Included
Security Deposit (refundable) : €350.00 /booking
Touristic Registration Number : M0270427163
Private Tours, price on request : €0.00 /booking
Taxi Service, price on request : €0.00 /booking
Welcome Box and Shopping at Home, price on request : €0.00 /booking
Wine Tasting in an Exclusive Location, price on request : €0.00 /booking
Check-out schedule: 11:00
We kindly ask you to contact us 1 week before your stay to let us know your estimated arrival time in the city so that we can make arrangements to meet you and escort you to the property.
We kindly ask you to phone us about your arrival time once you are at your destination.
Tourist tax not included.
VAT included in the accommodation price.
A word from our
We've used you many times and are always highly satisfied organisation of transport very reliable (and a godsend given we arrived in the middle of the transport strike!) Serena was very punctual, friendly and helpful we know that if we book with you we don't need to worry-we will get a great apartment and excellent service many thanks...……..we will be back (hopefully soon) John & HelenWe've used you many times and are always highly satisfied organisation of transport very reliable (and a godsend given we arrived in the middle of the transport strike!) Serena was very punctual, friendly and helpful we know that if we book with you we don't need to worry-we will get a great apartment and excellent service many thanks...……..we will be back (hopefully soon) John & Helen5 Nov 2019JohnAnother great visit with Views on Venice-oct 2019
Completely modern and stylish but with charming remnants of an old palazzo, particularly in the bathroom. Well appointed with a washing machine, iron/ironing board, and kitchen with all the basics. The huge windows were amazing and perfect for watching the storm that blew in!Completely modern and stylish but with charming remnants of an old palazzo, particularly in the bathroom. Well appointed with a washing machine, iron/ironing board, and kitchen with all the basics. The huge windows were amazing and perfect for watching the storm that blew in!1 Jul 2019AnonymousAbsolutely beautiful apartment right on a small canal.
Somewhat removed from most of the tourist noise but close enough to everything and very close to wonderful eating. Apartment had a sense of luxury and amply spacious with helpful amenity of a washing machine. Communication was good and frequent. We encountered no problemsreasons for complaint.
BretSomewhat removed from most of the tourist noise but close enough to everything and very close to wonderful eating. Apartment had a sense of luxury and amply spacious with helpful amenity of a washing machine. Communication was good and frequent. We encountered no problemsreasons for complaint.
Bret1 Jun 2019AnonymousLovely and charming space in great and relatively quiet location.
This is a beautiful condo in a quiet stretch of Venice with amazing restaurants and beautiful locals. Views on Venice is a professional and service oriented group. We were treated as Rockefeller’s in a home away from home.This is a beautiful condo in a quiet stretch of Venice with amazing restaurants and beautiful locals. Views on Venice is a professional and service oriented group. We were treated as Rockefeller’s in a home away from home.5 May 2019AnonymousAbsolutely amazing!!