- The Location: Sant'Elena
Sant'Elena: a totally different and unique place of Venice
you’re considering a B&B in Venice, whether for a long or short
vacation, with or without your family and kids, or for a
business meeting, the BBvenezia | Bed and Breakfast Venezia | in
Sant'Elena is the ideal location for an unforgettable stay in
the heart of the lagoon city.
with the image of Venice with which most people are familiar,
the Sant'Elena district is a totally different and unique place.
Here, the bustle of the busy downtown streets are replaced by
painters with easels under their arms, local children playing in
the street, and a truly authentic, peaceful part of Venice.
Sant'Elena is a secluded and peaceful corner of Venice that very
few people know about, far from the madding crowd, yet just “a
few waves” from Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace.
is where the buzz of the "calli" dissolves seamlessly into the
murmur of the lagoon and time is marked by gentle strolls among
the trees of the Parco delle Rimembranze; here the BBvenezia |
Bed and Breakfast Venezia | offers a haven of peace just a short
walk from the Biennale Gardens.
the greenest part of the historic section of Venice, next to the
gardens of the Biennale, the Bed and Breakfast is conveniently
located at a pleasant 20 minutes walk from San Marco square
(approximately 1,5 km), alternatively, the vaporetto (water bus
- Venice public transportation) dock is 100 meters from the B&B.
From here, St. Mark’s square is a short 5 minutes journey (San
Zaccaria water-bus stop).
Should you choose
to walk to your destination, the stroll along Riva degli
Schiavoni is possibly one of the most scenic routes in Venice:
it owes its name to the merchants from Dalmatia (Schiavonia)
who, back in the days, upon docking on the south bank of
Castello (a Venetian sestiere or quarter) would remain
transfixed by the amazing views that to this day can still be
enjoyed on this side of the island.
distinctive feature of the B&B location must however be the
incredibly green area that surrounds the Bed & Breakfast Venezia
in Sant’Elena, the largest one in Venice: it’s called Parco
delle Rimembranze, and its majestic trees transform the island
into a peaceful oasis and perfect playground for children. The
whole little island of Sant’Elena is infused with peace and
quiet, making it the perfect retreat after a day in the crowded
city center. Across the bridge beyond the park, a short 5
minutes’ walk from the B&B, the Gardens of the Biennale are
within easy reach.
aren’t many bridges in Sant’Elena, the island is safely and
easily accessible by guests. Its position at a higher level in
the lagoon keeps it sheltered from the exceptional peaks of
“acqua alta” (or high tide) which occur periodically in Venice.
With its strategic location in the center of Venice, the Bed and
Breakfast Venezia, is also a great starting point to visit the
A small stretch
of lagoon separates Sant’Elena from Venice Lido; 10 minutes ride
on the waterbus will transport you to the glamorous land of the
Film Festival, the Art Nouveau and the long walks on the golden