Ca' San Rocco
Travel Blogs from Venice
... down a large portion of the coast, topped off with the peninsula of Portofino which contains many small bays where you are better off in a boat than a car for getting around. Truly stunning scenery but as it was the weekend any spare space in town or at the beach was taken, we barely even made into the tiny town of Portofino (home of the rich and famous) before we were gestured to turn around before it was ...
... and images of nature. The middle focusing in Christ's birth, the left on Mary, and the right in Joseph. It's spectacular! With soo many little details that it's nearly impossible to take it all in. On the opposite wall is the passion facade. Which is completely different from the nativity. It's hard and dark, mostly bare, except for a few solemn statues. It doesn't seem to fit or belong with the rest of ...
... relieved because I really don't want to catch it. We set off with our first stop scheduled in Orvietto. This is a small village built on top of a plateau. There are apparently hundreds of tunnels beneath the village and we have the option of exploring them on a tour! Geoff and I decide we'd rather just explore the village itself.
When we arrive, there ...
... of poles driven into the mud, but the population pressures and
the increasing use of the waterways by more and more boats, is having a major effect on the stability of the buildings. Coupled with this is tidal changes, resulting in those poles being exposed to more and more air, causing rot.
The future for Venice looks bleak.
Today we are off to Milano, we won't be sorry to leave behind the crush of people.
It's a boat trip to the station...should all be very interesting.
... the harbour and the strident gleam of their bobbing lights upon the expectant and despondent waves.
We arose with Dawn due to lack of sleep and to ensure as much light as possible for Venetian wanderings. My mistress had great problems with her eyes opening, her limbs engaging, her brain awakening (nothing particularly unusual and reliably cured with a mug of espresso) and deposited our little sacred purple bag ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ca' San Rocco Venice
My husband and I just got back from a long weekend at this family-run B & B. It's an amazing location; close enough to Piazzale Roma that you don't have to walk to far with luggage, close to the studenty area of Campo Santa Margarita to go out at night, but on a quiet side street so you get a perfect night's sleep. And you can still easily walk to all the well-worn touristy bits if so desired. Frari, Scuola San Rocco, San Pantalon with it's amazing ceiling & the fantastically tilty San Barnaba are all on the doorstep.
The Ca' San Rocco is a delightful haven in an amazing city. It is located in a residential neighborhood of Venice (San Polo), and it is surrounded by trees and homes of locals. At night the only sounds are the wind in the leaves of the mature trees and the occasional conversation between Venetians out on their balconies.
We loved our stay at the Ca' San Rocco. It's a nice location in San Polo, with a beautiful garden terrace and the best breakfast we had in Italy. The room was spacious and clean, and the bed was comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.
Ca' San Rocco was the best hotel we stayed in over our two week tour through France, Italy and Austria! The room was large and spotless and the bathroom had ammenities you'd expect in a much more expensive hotel (towel warmer, deep soaking tub, tiled floors). The staff was so friendly and helped us find our way around Venice. We walked from the train station to the hotel with our 2 large rolling suitcases with no problem. The hotel is "off the beaten path" and therefore lets you escape the hustle and bustle of the Rialto and St. Mark's. My husband and I highly recommend this quaint and delightful hotel!
My husband and I stayed at Ca'San Rocco for 3 nights. The walk from the hotel to the train station was about 10 minutes and the directions offered on the hotel's website were accurate and clear.
A perfect place to stay in Venice
This small hotel with less than ten rooms or so was a perfect place to stay in Venice. The location was good, a bit away from the biggest flows of tourists but on the other hand nothing is far away in Venice. A friendly staff, a recently renovated, spotless and very spacey room was one of the very best I've stayed in anywhere. Seriously. Of course Venice is not the cheapest spot in the world but we really felt we got our money's worth at this hotel. I would recommend this for anyone visiting Venice.
Why we love Venice
The hotel was more than we could have hoped for and that says all. Our room was so welcoming and had to be in Venice and the staff could not have been more helpful. Just make sure you have an accurate map.