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Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta

3701 Castello, Calle della Pieta, Venice, Italy

Editor's Pick
Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice

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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors

Looking for something different? The Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta offers 15 simple and sunny rooms with shared baths on the top floor of a former orphanage. The Casa manages to be both historic and institutional at the same time.

Pros: Cool history. Interesting building. Next to Piazza San Marco. Spacious rooms.

Cons: Can seem expensive in low season.

Founded by the Franciscans in 1346 as a home for abandoned children and, later, single mothers, the guesthouse boasts a history of hospitality. Today the Casa per Ferie (this translates to “vacation house”) resides in a 16th-century palazzo on a narrow Castello Alto street, very close to the water and Piazza San Marco. Wide open corridors are bathed in sunlight and dotted with gorgeous antique furniture.

Rooms at the Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta are quite spacious and outfitted with modern dorm-style furnishings in attractive red or blue themes on marble floors. They’re simple—there are no phones or televisions, but space abounds and all rooms are air conditioned.

Shared institutional bathrooms are huge, new and clean, and conveniently located across the hall from most rooms.

The staff at the Casa is friendly and professional, and the sounds of children playing in the garden add to the already warm and familial ambiance. The Casa is especially popular with groups.

Breakfast is included in the room rate and served in a bright, sunny room that offers lovely city views. Better yet, climb the stairs to the rooftop terrace to take it all in. Note: The Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta accepts cash only.

Rates at the Casa per Ferie stay the same all year round. This means that the Casa per Ferie is a great deal during high season, when other hotels jack up their rates. It also means that during low season, what is basically a glorified hostel (albeit with a fantastic, unique history and atmosphere) can feel somewhat expensive.

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Breakfast Included
  • Elevator
  • Reception: 24-Hour

Room

  • Air conditioning
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Safe

Contact

3701 Castello, Calle della Pieta
Castello, Venice, Italy

Phone: +39 04 1244 3639
Fax: +39 04 124 1561

Website: http://www.pietavenezia.org/it/istituto/casa_per_ferie/

Email: info@pietavenezia.org

About the Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta neighborhood

The largest of the six "sestieri", Castello is divided into Castello and Castello Alto. Castello Alto borders San Marco and is home to innumerable cheap sleeps, as well as the Arsenale Naval Museum. The largely residential area doesn't boast much in the way of dining or nightlife, but its vicinity to San Marco and its overall convenient location makes Castello Alto a savvy alternative for budget-minded Cheapos.

Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice
Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice
Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice
Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice
Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice
Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice
Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice

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