This recently renovated, elegant ground & first floor apartment is part of a converted glass factory: situated in a quiet area of Castello, just outside the walls of the Arsenale, it's the ideal apartment for the Biennale of Art or Architecture.
This newly renovated, elegant ground & first floor apartment is part of a converted glass factory: situated in a quiet area of Castello, just outside the walls of the Arsenale, it's the ideal apartment for the Biennale of Art or Architecture.
The flat is ideal for families, friends and couples visiting Venice, or for longer stays by researchers, academics and professionals. The space is designed to be flexible and can accommodate up to 5 guests. Children are welcome, dogs are allowed, but the flat is definitely no smoking.
The entrance opens to a double height , fully equipped kitchen / living room open to the roof beams above . Traditional decoration of unique pieces such as Murano glass candlesticks rod, re- lined Venetian Ottoman , etched mirrors and floor Terrazzo contrast with the contemporary kitchen , paintings and modern appliances.
Interaction with guests
Check-in service is included till 8pm: someone (usually a family member ) will welcome you to the apartment . We will also help you organize your arrival , providing information on transport and get to the apartment from various arrival points . If you have special needs, please contact us.
For check-ins between 8pm and 12pm, there could be a surcharge of €40.
Other things to note
There is a compulsory tourist tax to pay in cash on arrival.
It's €1.50 per person per day, up to the maximum of 5 days.
This helps maintain the city's monuments and artistic heritage.
Checkout is before 11.00am
Check-in is between 2pm -8pm
For check- in after 20.00 € 40 surcharge.
There are only a few. You can take the fold-down chair and tables into Calle Celsi and sit outside the apartment to relax, read or eat. Please respect the neighbours and the fact that it is a quiet area.
Smoking and lighting candles are not allowed inside the apartment.
Guests are strongly encouraged separate the rubbish and to recycle using the allocated containers. Instructions are in the apartment.
Please hang the rubbish outside in the allocated hooks otherwise the seagulls will eat it.
Take care of our home as it were yours! !! ☺
We wish you a happy, relaxed and productive stay at Casa Alma and Scala Mata. I teach Italian and Spanish in the UK and I'm a translator. My husband Alan is a visual artist, arts manager, university lecturer and a Brit!. We met in Kerala, India and we've travelled a lot for work; living in Amsterdam, Cairo, Cardiff and a heap of other places. Now we live and work in Venice and in Dorset, England. We have two children, Alvise and Molly and a sprawling, multi-lingual, extended family living near Venice, so if we can't meet you personally, we'll try to make sure one of the tribe will! Our motto? Seize the day.
Ciao siamo Alan e Marika, artista / arts manager inglese / insegnante di italiano e traduttrice: ci siamo conosciuti in India, abbiamo vissuto ad Amsterdam e ora viviamo tra Venezia, città che adoriamo, e il Dorset, in Inghilterra. Abbiamo due figli adolescenti, Alvise e Molly. Che dire? Ci piace viaggiare, l'arte, la cucina italiana, leggere e... intraprendere nuove avventure come questa. Faremo il possibile perchè abbiate un soggiorno indimenticabile. Il nostro motto? Carpe Diem.