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Our Family

Rafaele and Giuseppe Salmaso came to Venice together in 1951. Separated from their families those were hard years of sacrifice for them that would become the foundation of a tradition preserved even today
A few years later they were joined by their wives, Tosca and Savina. Together they transformed the small "locale" of "ombra and cicchetti" (wine bar with traditional Venetian snacks) into the renowned "Ristorante da Raffaele" known by Venetians and tourists alike. Thus Venice became their adopted city.
The passion they shared for welcoming guests into a place that had high quality in their personnel as well as in the food and drink they served was passed on to their children: Renato, Giovanna, Stefania and Andrea.Today all of them run their own hotels.
The "Hotel Ala" is centrally located , the "Pensione Accademia" has fascinating and suggestive surroundings and the wellknow "Restaurant da Raffaele" with its romantic terrace overlooking a tipical canal.

Why SALMASO Group for your Venice Holiday?

We give you the opportunity to choose your vacation satisfying every request and desire. You can choose the comfort in one of our hotels, benefiting the decades of Salmaso family experience which follows strictly all the activities in order to be always available to the client and be ready to satisfy his necessities at any given time. Or you can live your vacation in full freedom always benefiting of the staff assistance. The right choice is our apartments or the room totally independent.

And what is better if not to be able to taste the typical Venetian kitchen in a warm and rich atmosphere of local plates with a wine variety suggested to you?
And last but not least, the evening can be revived from optimal drink at the American Bar “Tarnowska”, a fascinating premises, born from the fusion of wrapped history and mystery in the name itself.