Feel Venetian for a few days at Casa Flora, a large and very stylish boutique holiday apartment rental in the heart of Venice.
How would you describe Palazzo Morosini in a nutshell?
Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri is the ideal home away from home. It’s a beautiful 15th-century palazzo in the very heart of Venice’s San Polo sestiere and boasts magnificent views of the city. It was completely restored over a 5 1/2 year period with an up-and-coming Venetian designer to create interiors that are sleek and decorated with locally-produced textiles and top furnishings. We opened in April 2017 so everything is extremely new and there are very few apartments in Venice with this level of comfort and sophistication.
How would you describe the atmosphere of Palazzo Morosini?
The atmosphere is very serene and peaceful. Although we are in the centre of Venice, San Polo is an area that’s not so touristy. The apartments are designed to remind us of our own home, even though we have a lot of elements and furnishings that bring you back to Venice, like the Murano chandeliers and the Rubelli fabrics.
The level of comfort in the apartments is very contemporary. In addition, being surrounded by the water and gardens is also very soothing and relaxing. After a day of sightseeing, it is wonderful to come back to a beautiful apartment with these stunning views… you don’t really want to leave.
What is your policy on family/children or is it best for couples?
We do accept children. We’re very happy to have different types of guests from all over the world.
Venice generally tends to be a couple’s destination. This is why we have so many one-bedroom apartments. But a lot of our guests are traveling with their families or with friends, so they can either take two apartments on the same floor, or a two-bedroom apartment, or several apartments.
And what about the views?
Because of the location, many of the apartments have very open views, which is rare in Venice as most waterfront properties look onto buildings directly across the canal. So to have this perspective on the city is quite unusual. But not all of the apartments have views. The Aneto apartment overlooks the garden on one side and the cloister on the other, which features a lounge area where guests can relax, while the other ground-floor apartment, Mirto, is set in a detached building across two floors and overlooks the garden and canal.