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Ca'di Dio

Venice, Italy

An elegant Venetian retreat that captures the spirit of the city. Ca’di Dio is found in a privileged location at the heart of the floating city, right at the Arsenale “Contemporary Art District”, where you’ll enjoy the cultural and artistic soul of Venice.
A place to live the Venetian charm with an exclusive look into the secrets of the aquatic city. Ca’ di Dio blends history with luxurious modernity. Every detail in the hotel showcases Italian design, with beautiful views over the lagoon and its fleets of passing gondolas.

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Classic Venetian design. Contemporary finishes, refined textile paneling, wooden frames, windows and terraces that look out onto the spectacle of Venice. Some rooms overlook mimosa and magnolia trees in the hotel’s two peaceful courtyards – others, the lagoon and its fleets of passing gondolas. Splash out on an Altana Suite and enjoy a 360-degree iconic view of San Giorgio and the lagoon from your private terrace.
At Ca’ di Dio simply decide your mood and there’ll be a dining option to suit. Take in views as mouthwatering as the food at VERO Restaurant, a supremely elegant space overlooking the laguna. Enjoy a quick bite in the peaceful courtyard of Essentia Restauranr. Or sit back and sip a classic cocktail in Alchemia Bar or the luxuriously furnished Reading Room. The hotel’s own kitchen garden provides fresh ingredients for its dishes, which are modern interpretations of traditional Venetian cuisine.

Step (or gondola glide) out of Ca’ di Dio and into the Castello of Venice, one of its most atmospheric districts. Lovers of art, history, architecture, or simply lovers will find plenty here to enjoy. 

Don’t miss the famous archways of Piazza San Marco, pop into the Chiesa di San Zaccaria,  and visit the Basilica of San Pietro di Castello

Riva Ca’ di Dio, 2183, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

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During the meticulous restoration of the historic Venetian palace, with some parts of the building dating back to the 13th century, many of the original features were maintained including the door frames, flooring, statues, and ground floor ceiling in addition to the ancient trees in the garden. Guests are encouraged to explore the lagoon by rowing boat or on board hybrid electrical water taxis. In Ca’ di Dio the staff wears WAO NYLONG shoes by Dress to Live company of Riviera del Brenta. The chosen shoe is made of econyl, nylon regenerated from waste such as fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic. It has the exact same characteristics as virgin nylon, but reduces its impact on global warming by 80%. The desire to support local and sustainable realities is also present in the choice of bio-eco-sustainable sneakers for the staff of Vero. Puraai represents the new culture of sustainable sneakers. Ecological shoes made with recycled materials, ecological processes and expert Italian craftsmen. Puraai combines young design, artisan knowledge and social responsibility, reflecting some of the founding values of the Ca’ di Dio project.
In collaboration with the Rio Terà Social Cooperative of Venice, which invests in work reintegration paths and supports the inclusion of inmates from the Venice prison in a series of social impact projects, Ca’ di Dio sells Malefatte bags and accessories in its boutique which have been made by female inmates using recycled PVC. The hotel purchases local wherever possible, including wine from Tri-Veneto, meat from Montello, and vegetables from St. Erasmo, while guests are invited to visit local Murano glass makers and Dalla Lidia, a historic Burano lace maker, to support the colourful artisan community.
The restaurant is supplied with herbs from the vegetable garden. During the restoration, materials were sourced exclusively from Italy, such as the handcrafted Murano glass lamps, while local craftsmen and artisans specialising in Venetian fine arts followed traditional building methods in the renovation which have been passed down the generations.
Drawing water directly from the lagoon to power its heat exchanger and cooling system, Ca’ di Dio is as innovative it is efficient. These measures are estimated to save 20% of energy (compared to traditional systems), and eliminate roughly 110 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Tap water is carefully filtered, refreshed, and served in elegant glass bottles
Bespoke bags and stationery stocked in the Ca’ di Dio boutique are made using reclaimed materials from the hotel’s construction – including recycled wallpaper as notebook covers