At a Glance
- Castello still feels like authentic Venice
- convenient to the piazza, the Lido, and the north lagoon islands
- a bit removed from some sights
Ca' Formenta Review
In a residential area off the tourist track, a thoroughly renovated 15th-century building offers pleasant accommodations and plenty of service. Front rooms have a wonderful view of the lagoon, and the 15-minute stroll along the waterfront between Piazzo San Marco and the hotel is through a genuinely "local" part of the city, with plenty of cafés and restaurants. One of the rear rooms has direct access to a pleasant rooftop terrace with tables.