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I stayed for 9 days when I had only planned for 7 nights. The room was simply furnished but super clean. It was very central and although they did not serve breakfast there were many cafes and bakeries close by. There was kitchen facilities that...More
The guest room was predictably austere. Two twin beds with a larger bathroom than other convents we stayed in, yet still a small shower. The radiator for heat was centrally controlled and ran for set times during the day. This made for a chilly room...More
A simple but perfect location for any trip to Venice. The staff were very helpful. Location was perfect. I spent two nights and would go again. It is not a luxury hotel, but good, clean, simple accomodation for time in Venice. If you want pampered...More
My wife and two children stayed at the Instituto San Giuseppe in Venice, Italy in late summer of 2014. It is challenging to find affordable, comfortable lodging for a family, so when I noticed the working monastery's availability and price, I booked it. It was...More
This was our second visit to Venice this summer and we wanted to experience what it might be like to stay with a religious order in Venice. We resided here on the nights of 26th and 27th August 2015.
We were not disappointed as Instituto...More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.