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Palazzo Alvera

Italy, Venice

A sumptuous private home on the Grand Canal with spectacular 360-degree views from the Altana

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San Marco, Venice

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Venice Marco Polo

Palazzo Alvera

Both sanctury and a inspiration, historic and contemporary, this private home is enjoyed by the owners for getaways they fill with the best of life in a great city.

Grand Canal Main Level

  • Elevator from Palazzo Lobby into reception area of apartment. Double doors separate Grand Canal from Cityside rooms. Reception area with stairs to loft level.
  • Expansive living room with seating for 10 - 14. Doors open to Grand Canal balcony (standing room only) and views of Frari, Rialto Bridge, San Toma. Wet bar for drinks.
  • Charming den for entertainment (Plasma TV, Sky TV) seats 5-6 with tall west-facing window.
  • Formal dining room seats fourteen. Gas fireplace, Windows overlooking Venice and the Grand Canal. Two stairs up to Breakfast terrace for four with charming Grand Canal view.
  • Large professional kitchen accommodates 2-3 cooks (Wolf gas range and large double ovens, double door fridge/freezer, dishwasher). West-facing window. Also adjacent to breakfast terrace for ease of use.
  • Guest bath. Staff and Laundry room(s).
  • Rialto Bedroom (queen) with three narrow windows framing view of Rialto and Grand Canal. Ensuite bath (large shower stall) with marble finishes.
  • Padronale Bedroom (king/twins) with three windows overlooking adjacent buildings. Desk with chair. Ensuite bath (open shower stall and tub with hand-held shower) with marble finishes.
  • Frari Bedroom (twins cannot combine) under the eaves with a small window towards the south. Small ensuite bath (tub with wall-mounted and hand-held shower, partition) and marble finishes.

Grand Canal Loft

  • Stairs from Reception to open loft-style living room with velour covered couches. Painted wood floor makes this an ideal yoga/meditation space. Stairs to Altana.
  • Romantica Bedroom (king/twins) with high-placed windows giving view of the sky. (Under the eaves - low clearance of just over 5 feet in places). Ensuite bath (large shower stall including steam and chromatherapy) with marble finishes and skylight).

Grand Canal Altana

  • Staircase leads to Altana sitting/dining area with spectacular 360 degree views of Venice. Moroccan style furnishings with rugs and pillows and curtains for shade from the sun. Seats 14 comfortably for lounging.

Cityside Main Level

  • Common entrance area with Grand Canal rooms. Open to Living room with panoramic windows framing north-facing view of Venice across rooftops to the Dolomites. Door opens to terrace. Comfortable seating for seven on two couches and arm chairs. Decorative marble fireplace.
  • Adjacent dining room seats 10.
  • Modern kitchen (gas stove, sink, double ovens, dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso) with window to the south overlooking rooftops.
  • San Marco Bedroom (king/twins) with views to the west over the city. TV. Ensuite bath (large shower stall with steam) and marble finishes. Skylights.
  • Mansarda Bedroom (full) with loft-style sleeping area (reached up flight of 10 stairs with railing but not balustrade, not safe for children under 10). Ensuite bath on lower level (tub with wall-mounted and hand-held shower, partition) and marble finishes.
  • Topkapi Bedroom (triple; two beds can combine to form king) with two skylights. Ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower) with skylight.

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