Urban Basecamp

Ca Pisani

Venice, Italy

Prices From: $295

Hotel Ca'Pisani is a herald of the new Venetian élan, reflecting the ancient republic's many layers of time. Quartered in a revived 500 year-old merchant's townhouse, the hotel's elegant interior maintains its noble history while absorbing influences from the Futurist movement of the Thirties and Forties.

Artwork by Fortunato Depero is on display in the hotel, and the Futurist theme is continued into the hotel's restaurant, La Rivista. Here, sparkling blue "starlight" tables underscore an easy-going atmosphere, where guests can enjoy delicious local dishes with a contemporary edge, and thoughtfully selected Italian wines. In the guestrooms, original beds and accessories from the same period, personally collected from across Italy by the Serandrei family, add authenticity and a unique touch to a hotel brimming with remarkable details. From the "CP" logo on closets to the one-off wooden inlays on each guestroom door and the ever-changing floor lights in reception, Hotel Ca'Pisani is as individual as its guests.

The polished, geometric forms of the Futurist movement of the 1930s and 1940s that designers Roberto Luigi Canovaro and Pierluigi Pescolderung have decided to include in their concept is amplified by works created by the renowned Italian artist Fortunato Depero. All the while, the original architectural features of the former townhouse are integrated, such as the exposed wooden beams over the hallway. The design theme is continued in the hotel's restaurant, La Rivista, where sparkling blue tables underscore an easy-going, dreamy atmosphere.

"Starlight" is the name of the special type of masonry – which creates the effect of small, shining stars – developed for the bathrooms in the hotel's 29 guestrooms. Each bed in each room is an original piece from the 30s and 40s collected from all over Italy by the Serandrei family, Ca'Pisani's owners. Finer details in silver and amaranth and the one-off wooden inlays on each guestroom door only add to the individuality of the hotel.

The location – a low-key, picturesque part of the city – contributes to the calming effect of the interior designer's clean, sharp lines. Ca'Pisani is a special Venetian spot, where one can experience the successful melding of two very contrasting design eras.In a very quiet, picturesque part of the city near the Accademia Bridge, between the Accademia Galleries and the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation. All major attractions are within a few minutes walk.


Region: Europe - Western

Nearest Airport: VCE

Dorsoduro 979 A Rio Antinio


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