from Rialto and Piazza San Marco
the guest house Alloggi Santa Sofia awaits you in the vicinity of the ancient Venetian Palazzo Ca' d'Oro, reachable on foot or by ferryboat, crossing the Canal Grande in just two minutes.
In the heart of the ancient district of Cannaregio and five minutes from the Cà d’Oro, the Santa Sofia are an excellent alternative to the inns in Venice, and an exclusive starting point for spending a vacation amongst the streets of a fascinating and unusual side of Venice.
The lodgings’ proximity to the Canal Grande will allow you, using public transport, to arrive at Saint Mark’s Square and Rialto in a few minutes, from where you will have an excellent view of the splendid palaces facing the riverbank as well as easy acces to the main tourist attractions.
The rooms available at the Santa Sofia in Venice are furnished in a typical venetian style , thus maintaining the timeless atmosphere that envelops the entire city. Two, three, or four beds available.
The rooms are bright and overlook an attractive rooftop cityscape. Each room has a TV, mini bar, and air conditioning , and boasts of the peace and quiet if one of the most fascinating districts of the city: Cannaregio.
All the rooms are furnished with private bathroom, including shower and hair dryer.
The beauty of Venice lies in the vast number of palaces, museums, and unique places which, in rapid succession, describe the history of this one of a kind city. If you are looking for a inn in Venice the Santa Sofia is the perfect choice for you: convenient and immersed in the charm of a district like Cannaregio , where the spirit of the city can be felt in the bustle of the markets and in the presence of the traditional wine bars, the bacari. An afternoon in the sun spent around the Misericordia and the church Madonna dell’Orto will show you a hidden, lesser known side of Venice which can nonetheless enchant you within minutes.
The Santa Sofia are in the historical center of Venice, near the Cà d’Oro and the line 1 water bus stop, which runs along the entire length of the Canal Grande. The lodgings are in an ideal location to comfortably and quickly reach Saint Mark’s Square , with the nearby basilica, or the Rialto , known for the unique architecture of its bridge. A short distance away is the Peggy Guggenheim foundation and the Ca’ Pesaro, headquarters of the International Gallery of Modern Art , which together with the Grassi Palace, is often selected for art exhibitions and prestigious international reviews.
Venice does not only offer culture and memories of the past: a sunset stroll along the Zattere area can become extremely romantic, whilst the shopping along the city’s main thoroughfare, the Mercerie provides lighthearted entertainment. Having an aperitivo at the Campo Santa Margherita, in the university area of town, or near the Rialto Erbaria, the vegetable market, is definitely a must to begin an evening of fun and games, which could possible finish by welcoming dawn in the Riva degli Schiavoni lasciandosi behind Saint Mark’s Square.
Starting from Saint Mark’s Square, near the well-known old and new Procuraties, you will encounter the splendor of the San Marco Basilica known for its cupola as well as its gold mosaics. Next to the basilica, the Ducale Palace: a masterpiece of gothic art filled with pieces by Tiziano and the Tintoretto. From its ancient prisons did the infamous Bridge of Sighs acquire its fame. The bell tower of San Marco allows us to tower 100 meters over Venice. Crossing the Canal Grande, you can discover the baroque magnificence of the Salute Basilica , near the Punta della Dogana.
Excursions to the islands of Murano and Burano will give you the pleasure of immersing yourself in the traditions of antique glass and lace art. Finally, the Lido of Venezia, seat of the famous cinema festival, offers a beautiful beach from which the tree-lined avenues are only ten minutes by boat.