Scandinavia Hotel Venice Italy is set within one of the city’s oldest buildings, now renovated and restored to modern, three star standards and amenities, a short walk from Saint Mark’s Square.
The history of the palazzo goes back to the year 1000, and according to the local legend, this is the very place where Desdemona met Othello, the “Moor of Venice”.
The golden age for the palazzo started from the renovations done in the 16th century by the wealthy Trevisan merchant family, who lived here for generations.
In the 1950s, the Tinacci family transformed the ancient palazzo into the current Hotel Scandinavia, restoring its original atmosphere and Venetian spirit in the process.
There are many points of interest very near the hotel, among them, just next door to the building, the legendary Church of Santa Maria Formosa.
Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, meanwhile, are only a couple of minutes away on foot, and you can use the nearby ‘Rialto’ vaporetto (water bus) stops to get to other districts in Venice, including Piazzale Roma and the S. Lucia train station.
Thanks to the renovations over the years, the current Scandinavia Hotel combines skillfully old with the new, featuring antique furniture and luxury furnishings, as well as modern amenities, such as wireless (WiFi) broadband internet.
At the hotel, you can choose from a selection of 33 guest rooms, all carefully decorated with period furniture and elegant Murano glass lamps, with amenities ranging from TVs to minibars, to direct line telephones and air conditioning.
Guest services and facilities at the hotel also include:
Books at disposal
24h front desk
Luggage storage room
To get to the main tourist attraction in Venice, the Saint Mark’s Square, from the hotel, you can reach it on foot in just five minutes. The square contains a range of top Venetian landmarks: Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), the Basilica di San Marco, and the Piazza itself.
Hotel Venice Scandinavia
Campo S.Maria Formosa, 5240,
Castello, 30122 Venice
Rialto Bridge, one of the most famous bridges in the world, is just a few minutes away.
Using the “imbarcaderi”, or vaporetto landings, you are quickly in many other interesting places within the Venetian lagoon such as the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello, as well as Lido of Venice, which hosts annually the world-famous Venice International Film Festival.