Palazzo Castello

A totally unique, stand alone, 7 bedroom, historic palazzo, just completely renovated by one of Italy's top designers, is done in a contemporary style. World class in every sense. A one of a kind property in Venice.

Venice Villa 16

 A charming four story Venetian Palazzo with a water front and private deck. The renovation was a couple years ago by a renowned designer and features a contemporary take on tradional Venetian design.  Three kitchens, gym with small pool & hot tub. Three living areas on the first floor and on the loft. Five dining areas. Electricity, air conditioning, house heating and Wi-Fi broadband access are included. Rarely does one have the opportunity to rent a whole palazzzo as one unit. The building is all yours!

Depicted by Canaletto and Guardi, Palazzo Castello stands beside a 16th century church designed by Palladio and a 15th century bell tower by Codussi. With stunning views in every direction and private deck on the canal for your private water taxis.  Palazzo Castello is a very special discovery. The church of San Pietro in Castello was for more than 500 years, up until 1807, the patriarchal church of Venice and seat of the religious authority in the adjacent Palazzo del Patriarca. It is located between the two major exhibition centers in Venice, Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale. This is the perfect destination for those who wish to discover the "real Venice" and escape the crowds of tourists. From this palazzo guests have the privileged opportunity to be taken to the secret hidden gems inside Venice as well as beyond to the islands and the nearby hinterland.  You can opt for two private water taxis, so guests one can move in comfort and style! At Palazzo Castello you can eat or have drinks outside on the campo (means square in Venetian) in front of the church, on the private deck on the water, on the first floor terrace, on the loft or on the altana (wooden terrace above the roof) overlooking Venice. Inside, can only be described as "as an amazing!"  Successful and well known interior designer, Ilaria has created another gem. Not only has this palazzo been cleverly and thoughtfully restored in keeping with its tradition but it has also been furnished and decorated with absolutely exquisite style. Nothing has been left wanting. Spacious bedrooms with fabulous modern en suite bathrooms, kitchens on each level (total of 3) with the principal one on the ground floor equipt for catering for anything from cookery classes to large events, to die for ‘altanas’ (decks & terraces) where one can relax with a chilled prosecco and watch the movement of boats on the canals.  With their fabulous connections, the owners of this palazzo can give guests the opportunity to visit the most exclusive and private palazzi, dine in the very best hidden away restaurants and meet all manner of interesting artists and writers. Once you have been to Palazzo Castello it is guaranteed you will not want to leave! The luxurious yet homely and warm surroundings, the views from the decks, the delicious meals and the magic of staying in this palazzo cannot be matched anywhere in the world!

Electricity, air conditioning, house heating and Wi-Fi broadband access are included.

Property can sleep up to 16, including a spacious loft for 4 teenagers.

This property can be rented for as little as four nights, and additional discounts are available for rentals of two or three weeks. Please email, or call us.

7 bedrooms/9 bathrooms  (3 double bedrooms + 2 twin bedrooms + 1 double + a single bed) 4 single beds in the loft

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  • Within walking distance of a village
  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor hot tub

Ground Floor

Main entrance leads to the stairs and lift. On the right small entrance hall, hallway and main kitchen. Stairs (four steps) lead to the cavanna (ancient boat shelter) a 1000 sq feet vaulted room that can be used for dining in 50 people, conferences, meetings, dancing, music, cinema etc. The room is also accessible from the main entrance. Beyond the cavanna gym with shower in small bathroom, heated pool/hot tub. Doors open to tiny garden and boat yard.

First Floor

Through staircase (or lift) you will reach the 2nd kitchen, dining room, 2 living rooms, 2 bedrooms each with en suite. Lift arrives directly on dining/living. Three doors lead to large terrace overlooking the water.

Second Floor

Master bedroom with water views, a large tub and a balcony overlooking the Palladian church, second bedroom has a Turkish bath, two more bedrooms, each with en suite accommodation. Loft: reachable by stairs or lift it has a third kitchen with eating on counter, living spaces, bathroom, and living area with four sofa beds for sleeping up to 4 teenagers or a couple. Stairs lead to 150 sq. feet roof terrace from which you can enjoy stunning views over Venice, having dinner or drinks.


The adjacent boatyard has been acquired. Its 4,000 sq. feet covered space and 1,000 sq. feet large quay make it an ideal space for exhibitions, large parties and events.


Any type of staff and service can be provided at a very reasonable extra charge; maids, cooks, waiters, butler.


Damage deposit of $3800 to be held against valid credit card. Hourly cost of boat drivers, if used.


Property is located within a 15 minute walk from San Marco in central Venice and near a public vaporetto should you not want to walk.

Recommended Local Restaurants

Venice requires a little more research into your restaurant choices than most Italian cities, due to the  mass tourism, but good food is available, in some cases very good, but usually not at bargain prices. In any case, you can't go wrong at any of our suggestions below:

Ai Artisti -Fondamenta della Toletta 1169A.  P. 041-5238944. Great family owned osteria/enoteca. Moderate prices.

Alle Testiere -Calle del Mondo Novo 5801.  P. 041-5227220.  A refined "bacaro", which has wooden tables, simple facilities and nice informal atmosphere; only fish dishes, well prepared and imaginative. Only seats about 25, so be sure to reserve. Upper moderate prices.

Le Bistrot de Venise -4685 Calle dei Fabbri  P. 041-5236651.  Primarily Venetian food and specializing in historical recipies from the 14th to 18th century. Upper moderate to expensive.

Il Ridotto - Castello 4509, 30122 Venice  P. 041 5208280  One Michelin Star. This gourmet restaurant is housed in a simple, minimalist dining room and is a far cry from the usual tourist clichés. It focuses all its attention on the quality of its cuisine and serves reinterpretations of classic Venetian dishes with an emphasis on fish. Expensive

La Caravella -Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2397  P.  041 520 8901  Very near to St. Mark's square

L'Osteria di Santa Marina- Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy (Castello) P. 041-528-5239  This classy inn is managed by young professionals who serve seafood and traditional dishes, but they also offer some interesting culinary innovations. Upper moderate to Expensive.

Ristorante Quadri - Piazza San Marco 121  P. 041 528 9299  Above Quadri Cafe in St Mark's Square. One Michelin star. Now run by the Alajmo family - renowned restaurant owners from Padua(earned three Michelin stars there) - the Quadri is one of Venice's 'gastronomic monuments'. It is housed in one of the most photographed palazzi in the city and adorned with stucco decor, Murano glass and fine fabrics. Beautifully presented, creative cuisine made from the best quality ingredients. Modern interpretations of Venetian classics. Almost perfect service. This is one of Venice's best. Get dressed up and go for the great food, atmosphere and experience, but beware if you're on a budget. The cafe downstairs, though touristy, now serves probably the best coctails in Venice. Very expensive, but if you plan in advance, you can reserve to have one of their tasting menus for lunch, at half price, by visiting their web page.

Anice Stellato-fondamenta della Sensa 3272, Cannaregio 3272  P. 041 720744   Delicious fried fish and vegetables, as well as other tasty seafood specialities are served in this restaurant, which is slightly off the beaten track and always full of Venetians. The wine bottles on display add to the attractive and informal ambience. Moderate prices

Antiche Carampane - San Polo, 1911.  T. 041-5240165  A typical trattoria in business for over a century, with a friendly, convivial atmosphere and a menu announced at your table. This restaurant has seen an increase in quality over recent years, while still remaining faithful to the same Venetian fish dishes, including the house speciality, spaghetti in cassopipa (spaghetti in a spicy shellfish sauce). Upper Moderate.

Ristorante al Covo - Castello 3968  P. 041 5223812   Great seafood, close to St Marks. Some outside tables. Expensive

Vecio Fritolin-Calle della Regina 2262 Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135  Tel. 041 5222881  Creative seafood preparations. They also keep up the tradition of offering "scartosso di pesse", a paper cone full of hot, freshly fried fish. For only 10 Euro to go.  Restaurant in the expensive range.

Corta Sconta Calle del Pestrin Castello, 3886  Tel. 041 522 7024 In most Venetians short list of top restaurants. Try the house antipasto, just a huge amount of extaordinary food. Expensive

Da Fiore-alle del Scaleter 2202/A, San Polo 30125  P. (041) 721308   One Michelin star.  One of the leading restaurants in Venice. Venetian seafood specialities. Very expensive.

Locanda Cipriani-Piazza Santa Fosca 29 30142 Torcello, Venezia Italy  P.  041 730150  Great little country reataurant on the Venetian island of Torcello. It makes a great lunch excursion to visit Torcello, followed by a leisurely lunch here. Upper moderate to expensive.

Met Restaurant-Riva degli Schiavoni 4149 30122 Venice P. 041 5240034  One Michelin Star.  At the Hotel Metropole. Very creative cuisine, based on Venetian traditions,  served, in fair weather in the hotels beautiful garden. Very Expensive

Venissa-Fondamenta Santa Caterina 3, 30142 Isola di Mazzorbo  P. 041 52 72 281  This, plainly, is a very special place, located on the island of Mazzorbo. It is on the vapporetto line, the stop before Burano. Here vines are grown and wine produced, as well as vegetables.  A piece of rural life, right in Venice. The restaurant usses many of the ingredients produced here and is just excellent. It has, indeed, earned one Michelin star. Not to be missed. Expensive.

Antica Osteria Cera-via Marghera 24 30010 Lughetto P. 0415185009   2 Michelin  stars.  Located 11 miles from central Venice, on the mainland. Wonderfully and simply prepared seafood. This is about as good as sefaood gets. Expensive at dinner, but almost moderate at lunch.





Most of the year. For the main events in Venice, May 5 to 9 Art Biennale preopening) and September 2 to 12, Cinema Festival, high season prices up to one week will be increased by 20%. Carnival is high season.


Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2017 - Weekly Prices

Apr 01 - Nov 04 $30,337 Weekly

Nov 04 - Dec 16 $17,381 Weekly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $30,337 Weekly

2017 - Monthly Prices

Apr 01 - Nov 04 $91,011 Monthly

Nov 04 - Dec 16 $5,214 Monthly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $91,011 Monthly

Contact us for 2 and 3 week rental prices.

Prices subject to change based on current exchange rate.

PLEASE NOTE: For the main events in Venice, Architecture Biennale preopening and Cinema Festival, high season prices will be increased by 20%



The Palazzo was just mesmerizing! It was jaw-droppingly gorgeous! Andrea was terrific as was Michaela. The location was quiet and away from the maddening crowds. The availability of the water taxis was key for some of our travel companions. Our group really had a wonderful time and felt like we were in a very special place. Donata, the recommended tour guide, was a gem. Our day turned out to be fantastic! ... she was really worth every penny in the end. Thanks, as always for everything. We saw a side to Venice we would have otherwise missed, and loved every minute of it!  -Nancy B. Potomac, MD

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