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Hotel Giorgione

Off Campo Santi Apostoli, Cannaregio 4587, Venice, Veneto, 30121, Italy

Kind of like your grandmother’s house (in a good way)—but if she lived in Venice and had interiors done up in luxe fabrics, Murano glass, and marble—Hotel Giorgione drips old-fashioned charm. It’s in Cannaregio, just far enough away from the maddening crowds that you can feel relaxed, but close enough so you can walk a short distance to all of Venice’s fabulous sights.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel advertises a “Jacuzzi pool” with salt water in its garden, and while it is indeed a fine place to chill (if on the small side), it will cost you €10 extra to use it.


Charming rooms have bright patterned carpets and fabrics, with wood details and chandeliers. Some feature beamed ceilings and private balconies.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The Giorgione is several blocks from the water, so don’t expect canal views.


Bathrooms are a mix of tile and marble. Many have bathtubs, and some include double sinks.

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Unlike many Venetian hotels—where the lobbies are usually just for checking in, and not for hanging out—the Giorgione’s lobby is large and inviting, with comfy red and green armchairs and sofas and, as in your grandma’s cabinet, a display of Venetian glass.

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While there’s no in-house restaurant (besides a breakfast room, with a buffet spread included), the Osteria Giorgione serves traditional Venetian dishes right next door.


You can get a drink here if you want, but there’s no bar to speak of.

You’re better off venturing out for a drink if you want more of a scene.


Getting Around

Walking is probably your best bet, but if your tootsies are tired, a ferry from the Ca’ d’Oro vaporetto stop (4-minute walk) will drop you off in San Marco and elsewhere around the city.


Reserve in advance for a great selection of traditional dishes—especially the seafood—at Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi (1-minute walk). Cozy Osteria Ca’ d’Oro alla Vedova (3-minute walk) is known for its polpette (fried meatballs) and local vino. Charming family-run Vini da Gigio (5-minute walk) offers tasty pastas and seasonal dishes with a great wine list.


El Sbarlefo Cannaregio (1-minute walk) dishes out delicious cicchetti like the classic sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines), plus a good choice of wines and cocktails, while petite wine bar Un Mondo di Vino (3-minute walk) is the perfect place to enjoy aperitivi (wine or spritz and bar snacks).


Hotel Giorgione is in a quiet, residential neighborhood, giving you more of a taste of the “real” Venice, and yet it’s still near many stores and restaurants. Access to the main tourist sights is a bit farther but totally doable. Plus the staff at this family-run hotel are extremely friendly, and if you like visiting grandma but with a Venice touch, you’ll feel right at home.


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Phones: 041-5225810

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