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Experience: The Ca’Sagredo, Venice

A review of the Ca’Sagredo in Venice, Italy on the trip The Great Eastern Summer.


  • Stay in a National Monument.
  • Opulent rooms with canal views.
  • Exquisit saloons and restaurant spaces.
  • Museums located within the hotel.


The Ca’Sagredo has had several nominations such as the Condè Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award: “ranked 19th among the 50 Best Italian Hotels” 2014, Condé Nast Johansen: finalist for the category “Best Urban Hotel” 2015, and the Condé Nast Johansen: awarded as “Best Hotel for Weddings, Parties and Special Events” 2014. It was also voted as one of the best 500 hotels in the world last year by Travel + Leisure and easy to understand why. The building was once a 15th century palace which has now been declared a National Monument. This palace was originally built by the Morosini family and transferred to the prestigious Sagredo family in the 17th century. It has undergone many changes over the centuries but still maintains the beauty of an ancient noble residence. I was excited to stay in this unique palace, now a 5 star hotel.

With a train from Trieste, the hotel was a short walk from the Venice train station. Though we had arrived quite late, the receptionist was readily available to check us in and show us the room. He was very friendly and welcoming.

The Ca’Sagredo is made up of 42 magnificent rooms and suites overlooking the Grand Canal, Ca’ D’Oro, Campo Santa Sophia or the Rialto Market. Inside the rooms masterpieces line the walls from artists like Nicolò Bambini, Giambattista Tiepolo, Sebastiano Ricci, and Pietro Longhi. The furnishings and décor is opulent yet elegant which make guests feel like they have stepped into the shoes of an 18th century noble.

Our room had a seating area and a bedroom with a walk-in closet. A work desk was available in the room. The majestic bathroom is clad in marble and fitted with a shower, bath, bidet, toilet and a large sink counter. Though the room retain their historical roots, modern amenities like air conditioning, internet access, TV, and minibar are present.

My favorite aspect of Ca’Sagredo are the public spaces and salons like the Lo Scalone Dei Giganti and La Sala Della Musica. The entrance of the grand staircase Lo Scalone Dei Giganti is decorated by two marble cherubs and surrounded by 18th century frescoes painted by Pietro Longhi. The floor is composed of elegant mosaic volutes which add to the lavish space which has become one of the favorite spaces for wedding photos. In the La Sala Della Musica, or music ballroom, more frescoes adorn the walls and ceiling. The room has great acoustics for musical events. Concealed within the frescoes on the walls hides a secret door that once led to the Casino Sagredo. In past centuries it was used by mistresses on their way to secret trysts.

The elegant atmosphere extends to Ca’Sagredo’s L’Alcova Restaurant and Bar L’Incontro. The restaurant is the perfect place to spend an evening and take in the sights. The panoramic view of the Grand Canal compliments the traditional Venetian cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients from the Rialto Market.

The hotel is also centrally located a short walk to Piazza San Marco as well as other important sights in Venice. The helpful staff can provide any information you may need of the area. They researched and planned our departure for us. Service is very attentive and classy to match the palace atmosphere. There is a convenient direct ferry pick up to the airport from the pier of the hotel.

The Ca’Sagredo is an impressive and distinctive stay in Venice. As a 5 star hotel set in a historic palace with excellent service and beautiful interiors, I highly recommend The Ca’Sagredo to visitors, especially those in search of a romantic stay.

Ca’ Sagredo Hotel
Address: Campo Santa Sofia 4198/99, Ca’ D’Oro, 30121 Venezia, Italia
Telephone: +39 041 2413111


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