Italy - Venice Ca' di Dio - Venice


Venice welcomes a new hotel among its intimate alleys, in the sestiere Castello along
Riva degli Schiavoni, a stylish and elegant address with a long tradition of hospitality dating back to the 1200s, Ca’ di Dio was an ancient shelter for pilgrims and women in difficulty. Now five hundred years from the work of Jacopo Sansovino, it has experienced a renaissance signed by Patricia Urquiola, the internationally renowned architect and interior designer.
The hotel is part of the VRetreats collection, exclusive houses with a strong personality and a strong link to the territory, structures encompassing art and culture, in keeping with the surrounding areas thanks to terraces, cloisters and gardens. The building came under the management of Alpitour World in 2019 and new life and light was poured into it with an investment of 25 million euro.

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The project is a homage to Venice and its past. The environment and the detail celebrate the materials, colours and ambiance of the city that lives on the water: its palette is soft and subtle, with light, transparent hues that echo the reflections of the lagoon. Discreet environments where each design element reflects a pre-existing line, enhancing it without overturning it. A harmonious merger between the severity of the existing structure and refinedness of an aristocratic building.
These are the two souls of Ca’ di Dio, the same ones that run throughout Venice.
Each space displays careful research into materials, characterised by fabrics, glass,
stone and marble, all worked respecting the traditions of local craftsmanship. This
narrative of a “Venetian house” continues in its offering of exquisite hospitality, two rooftop loggias from where to gaze out onto the whole of Venice, and the three gardens created in the courtyards, peaceful oases in which to find oneself and connect to the external environment.

Ca’ di Dio has 66 rooms, 57 are Suites and 9 are Deluxe rooms.
Most face the lagoon, looking out onto the isle of San Giorgio and Rio Ca’ di Dio.
The rooms have fabric panelling and wood frames surrounding the windows, emphasising the relationship between the internal and external space. Light fittings have been made to measure, hand-blown by master glassblowers. In the rooms, each detail delicately fits into its surroundings and is interpreted in a contemporary reading.
Hospitality is intimate, innovative and impeccable; each space is a discovery of
sounds, smells and tastes. The two restaurants offer gourmet dishes, made using local ingredients and products from the internal vegetable garden, as well as carefully
selected wines and alcoholic beverages skilfully balanced to satisfy any palate.

The restoration project also focused on sustainability, with investments that would
guarantee systems and infrastructures able to limit any impact on the environment. Also thanks to the use of water from the lagoon in the air conditioning system, it will be possible to reduce energy costs by 20%, as well as reduce CO2 emissions by about 110t every year. This is just one of the many details that make Ca’ di Dio a unique hotel in Venice.
Molteni&C takes part in this great project furnishing the interiors of the 66 bedrooms
with custom-made pieces designed by Patricia Urquiola. The brand also enriches the hallways with wood ceilings, fabric upholstery and
benches. The setting is completed by iconic pieces of the Molteni&C collections, such as the Filigree tables designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, and the Woody chairs designed by
Francesco Meda.