Situated in the Rialto bridge neighborhood,
only few steps away from one of the most animated spots of Venice, the Rialto market…
In the historic heart of Venice, literally 50 meters from the Grand Canal, situated in the Rialto neighborhood, the inn can easily be reached either on foot or using public transportation. Indeed, it is just a few steps away from one of the most popular places in the city, the Rialto market, where art and history commingle with the simplicity of daily life.
From here, it is only five-minutes’ walk to such places as the Scuola Grande of San Rocco, the Basilica of the Frari, Ca’ Pesaro Modern Art Museum, as well as the Rialto Bridge and Campo San Polo – which is an important venue during the Venice Carnival and during the Venice Film Festival (when the square is turned into an open-air cinema).
When you stay overnight at Ca’ Arco Antico during the Historic Regatta which takes place on the first Sunday of September, you will be in a privileged position from which to experience this impressive event.
Art and much more; enjoy the everyday Venetian life present in the small artisan shops with all the sounds and the colors that make Venice one of the most unique cities in the world. Go to the authentic Venetian bacari (typical inns of Venice) where you can have cichetti (small snacks) prepared with all sorts of things such as polpette (meatballs), half eggs with anchovies or fresh onions on top, bread crostino with buttered cod, slice of polenta with musetto pork sausage, etc., gulped down with an ombra, a classic glass of white or red wine, all of which can be had while at the bench listening to very lively conversation which in Venetian is called ciacole!
A stay at the Ca’ Arco Antico ensures the most authentic way of experiencing Venice. These are some of the typical Venetian bacari that you must visit around Ca’ Arco Antico:
Osteria alla Botte, Rialto 5482
Osteria Do Mori, San Polo 429
Osteria La Patatina, San Polo 2741
Osteria Al Pantalon, Dorsoduro 3958
The other Venice, the one showing its mysterious and poetic side, is to be found in the quiet streets, courtyards, and squares that are the same as those visited by Corto Maltese, the sailor that goes around the world and is the heartfelt creation of cartoonist Hugo Pratt. Some of the places to discover in not-so-common Venetian itineraries are the Corte Botera, next to Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, that in the fantasy of Pratt became “Corte Sconta detta Arcana”, where the Chinese and Siberian adventures of the Corto character begin, or Campo Santa Maria Mater Domini, the setting for the “Venetian Fairy tale” and the nightime shoot out where Corto ends up in a mysterious Masonic lodge. Or else the sunny stroll in the Zattere where Corto Maltese walks alone only during the night or when there is fog because he cannot stand the heat or because the name reminds him of the raft that kept him prisoner in “Una ballata del Mare Salato” (Ballad of the Salt Sea).
How to reach us
From the airport
By private water taxi in 30 minutes directly 50 meters from our Guest House in the private landing place (Traghetto della Madoneta).
By shuttle bus ATVO from the airport to Piazzale Roma (25 minutes ride) and then water bus “Vaporetto” line n.1 to San Silvestro boat stop, just after Rialto. (20 minutes journey).
From Piazzale Roma (car terminal) and the train station
By private water taxi in 10 minutes directly 50 meters from our Guest House in the private landing place (Traghetto della Madoneta).
By water bus “vaporetto” line n. 1 till San Silvestro boat stop (20 minutes journey).
From San Silvestro Boat stop follow directions
When you get off at the San Silvestro vaporetto stop, head for Campo Sant’Aponal. When you’re there, look left for Calle di Mezzo. Go left and follow Calle di Mezzo, until you reach, on your left side, a pastry shop (Pasticceria Rizzardini). The pastry shop is in the corner of a street called Calle del Forno. Follow Calle Forno and at the end turn right. Look for the arch with “Corte Petriana” on it. The property entrance is there on the right.
From Piazzale Roma or from the railway station (20 minutes walk)
Follow the street in the direction for Campo San Polo; when you reach the Campo on your right hand side you will find a pharmacy (with a green cross) and in front of you an Arch (Sotoportego de la Madoneta) go under there and cross the bridge and turn the first street on the right after the Osteria Vivaldi and before the pastry (Calle Forno). Follow Calle Forno and at the “T” turn right. Look for the arch with “Corte Petriana” on it. The property entrance is before the arch on the right (door n° 1451).