Hotel Ca Formenta Venice is a three star accommodation at one end of Via Garibaldi, a 10 minute walk from Saint Mark’s Square, and close to the Pavilion of Biennale Art.
The hotel building, Ca Formenta palazzetto, has a history going back to 1400, when the Formenti family arrived in Venice (from the island of Poveglia).
To honor this history, the family’s original coat of arms (with three ears of corn), is used as the hotel’s logo to this day.
PHOTO: View to the hotel’s facade. During the summer period, you can enjoy your breakfast at one of the two tables in front of the building, taking in the sights and sound right from the morning.
Ca Formenta was fully renovated in 2003, maintaining, however, its original Venetian character (including blue carpeting, yellow wallpapers, and custom-made furniture)…
…but with the modern comforts and convenience you’d expect from a 3 star hotel in Venice.
The hotel’s 14 rooms are air-conditioned (summer/winter), and they also have a tv (with satellite channels), hairdryers, a minibar, a direct telephone, and a personal safe.
Available room types include…
- standard rooms (including standard double or twin rooms),
- classic double or twin rooms,
- superior double or twin rooms (with Venetian lagoon views),
- standard triple rooms, and
- junior suites.
Due to its location, some of the rooms have a view of the Venetian lagoon.
PHOTO: A Venetian style guest room at the hotel. All of the 14 rooms were renovated in 2003.
If you’re arriving from the airport using a private motorboat taxi, you can use the hotel’s private wharf (on the Rio della Tana) for disembarking.
Private motorboat taxis from the airport cost around EUR 85, and if you take one from the Santa Lucia train station, the cost is closer to EUR 60.
Alternatively, public transportation is availabl with the shuttle “Alilaguna” departing every hour (8am to midnight)…
…with the nearest stop to the hotel being at “Arsenal“, two bridge crossings away.
From Santa Lucia (or Piazzale Roma), you’ll be able to use ACTV waterbus lines no. 51, no. 61, or no. 1.
Of these, ACTV no. 1 line goes via the Grand Canal, a beautiful journey up to the “Arsenal” station.
The location of the hotel is very central, at one end of the Via Garibaldi.
Via Garibaldi is, in fact, one of the core areas of Venetian life, but unlike the nearby St. Mark’s Square, it isn’t (yet) invaded by mass tourism.
This is why you’ll be able to enjoy Italian coffee at Via Garibaldi and seafood meals at the local restaurants with mostly locals as your company.
Hotel Ca Formenta Venice
Address: 1650, via Garibaldi, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Official website: HotelCaFormenta.it
You can also eat your breakfast using the two tables in front of the hotel building (during summer period), taking in the sounds and sights of Venice every morning.
PHOTO: Breakfast room at the hotel.
After a long day sightseeing, you can take a breather, and order a meal to your room, using the hotel’s room service.