Amazing views, big terrace and a summer sale? What’s not to love! The Dorato apartment has the highest terrace in Venice, or so we have been told! In Venetian dialect it is called an altana. Look at the photos — or stay here yourself — for a view all the way from the island of Murano, across the city to the dome of Santa Maria del Salute on the Dorsoduro island.
Be sure to be on the altana when the bells of the churches ring out across the city. Noon and 6pm are good times and there are other times as well. The bell of St Mark’s, La Marangona, is always first to ring and is followed in turn across the city. Is there another place in the world today where you can see across a city with hundreds of bell towers and listen to their music without modern sounds to interfere?
Because it is so high, the views from the windows and terraces of the Dorato apartment are stunning. This is a city with no high-rise buildings so you can enjoy the architecture of the houses and churches spread out below you. In addition to the altana, there is a full terrace with dining table on the main level in front of the living room.
The interior of this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath apartment has its own architectural interest. The palazzo was designed by the famous architect Longhena and erected in 1630. Elements like the curved entry door, an ancient column and the massive ceiling beams echo the ages. The dining room area was renovated in the 1960s with classic mid-century style. The rest of the apartment was renovated within the last 5 years with high quality. Furnishings are new as well as kitchen and baths.
Summer 2018, until the end of September, is on sale now for the Dorato apartment, 15% discount for new reservations made from May 1st.
The Festa del Redentore takes place in July and has the most spectacular fireworks you can imagine.
Enjoy music in a unique and fascinating way in Musica a Palazzo.
Relax and imagine yourself experiencing a lovely evening in Venice as described by our guest Dale.
If time does not permit, you can have an “appetizer” of Venice in a day trip from Florence.