Locanda de la Spada

The Salmaso Family is proud to introduce the fourteenth-century structure with which he joined a small group of exclusive Venetian residences overlooking the Grand Canal. The “Locanda” is the result of a long restoration of conservative
recovery performed with love and in co-operation with the Superintendency for Architectural Heritage of Venice.

Getting into our Manor House will allow you to live a unique and unforgettable experience. From the main hall, where the frescoed ceilings have been fully recovered, you can let yourself be captivated by one of the most beautiful
panorama in the world, the same that has fascinated writers and famous artists who were able to admire Venice in its moments of greatest splendor, when ships loaded with every kind luxury passing in front of this stretch of the Grand

The top floor of the Palazzo Contarini-Marin host this new charming small Luxury Hotel that combines modern comforts to the flavor of the past centuries. The sweet melody of the gondolas running continuously this stretch of the Grand Canal, will transport you into a dreamlike dimension.

It will be unique and unforgettable experience that you will live with us, enjoying the breathtaking view from the top of our TOWER SIGHTING; on clear days your horizon will range from the island of Chioggia to the mountains, through
the Venice Lido.


Pensione Accademia

The Pensione Accademia is in the Dorsoduro district, one of the most peaceful areas of Venice and renowned for its location next to the Grand Canal and for its two large gardens where relax. The generous buffet breakfast with fresh fruit, pastry and plenty of choice, in summer is served in our garden overlooking the Grand Canal.

This charming Hotel is located a few steps from the Gallerie dell'Accademia, in a '600 villa with rooms that let you relive the splendor of the Serenissima. In wintertime, when the city enjoyes the atmosphere of the oldest traditions, special offers at our hotel become more attractive.

For music and theater lovers, in winter season, Lirica satisfy even the most pretentious.
November 21, the Madonna della Salute, is one of the most Venetian beloved popular holiday.
January 6, along the Grand Canal, the Regata delle Befane heralding Carnival.

May, thousands of athletes participating in "La Vogalonga" rather than the "Up and down bridges".

At only 15 minutes by boat from Piazza San Marco you will find the famous beach of the Lido where, in September, the Venice International Film Festival is held.

Also from mid-July to mid-August our hotel offer great deals. In summer you should not miss the festival of "Redentore" (third weekend July) when fireworks will end a magical night.

First Sunday of September the "Historical Regatta", and last weekend in October is reserved for the "Venice Marathon".


Ristorante da Raffaele

Raffaele and Giuseppe Salmaso comes to Venice in 1954 from Saonara, a small village province of Padua, their hometown.
They manage a small "bacaro" named "Antiche Cantine Veronesi" lovely setting on Fondamenta delle Ostreghe. Once their wives, Tosca and Savina, joined the Family, they rename the premise to "Ristorante da Raffaele" that since then
remains the reference point for the city and customers overseas. Over the years many have been guests of the restaurant including artists, writers, actors and singers of international renown.
The family tradition is today composed by the mothers Tosca and Savina and their sons, Renato, Giovanna, Stefania and Andrea.

The Ristorante da Raffaele serves typical Venetian and Italian.

The two dining rooms and a beautiful terrace along the Fondamenta de le Ostreghe seat up to 230 people. You can dine on the terrace along the typical narrow canal bank, listening to the singers on the gondola riding at all time.
Unique is the internal "Gun Room",  exposure of an incredible collection of rare and antique weapons and tools.
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American Bar Tarnowska’s

This is your perfect place to relax, with a pleasant background music.

In our Tarnowska’s American Bar you can enjoy relaxing with a selection of best International products, spirits and AIBES cocktails and best wines.

The Russian countess Maria Tarnowska was instigator of the gloomy crime that in the early 900 was consumed just inside the ancient Maurogonato Palace, today Hotel Ala, to the detriment of one of his many. The trial that followed had resonance throughout Europe and we are proud that the story of Maria Tarnowska has made us members of the "Historical Places of Italy", Cultural Association under the patronage of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

Residenza Ae Ostreghe

Our tourist apartments are on the first and second floor of a small and charming Venetian building.
The structure is independent and is located in a picturesque small square where peace and quiet reign despite being in the city center, a short walk from Piazza San Marco.
The building is adjacent Via XXII Marzo, home to the most exclusive and well-known brands in the world (Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Gucci, Ferragamo, Moncler, Pomellato and Mont-Blanc to name a few). All at just 200 meters from the historic and charming Piazza San Marco.
The complete restoration of the property was recently completed, respectfully with the ancient original building. The furniture has been carefully chosen in order to make your  stay pleasant and comfortable.
Following services available for our Guests: WI-FI free of charge, bed and bath linen, fully equipped kitchen, iron, mobile phone with a prepaid card and cleaning service in the apartment.
Heating and air conditioning independent.
It comes a small booklet on the requirements and guidance to be followed and a small guide for the city. We also guarantee - thanks to the qualified staff of the hotels in the same Salmaso Family – full assistance during your stay.
Accommodation "Ae Ostreghe" is housed in a large and bright Venetian apartment on the second floor of a small building beside "Ristorante da Raffaele".

Recently restored, it has only 5 rooms decorated in Venetian style, with special care and attention to detail.

Contact: apartments@salmasohotel.com

Historical Places of Italy

Historical Places of Italy

Hotel Ala - Palazzo Maurogonato - is member of Historical Places of Italy.