Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to spend the summer in a beautiful water front Venetian palazzo restored to the very highest of standards.
As depicted by Canaletto and Guardi Casa Codussi stands beside a 16th century church designed by Palladio and a 15th century bell tower by Codussi. With stunning views in every direction and private waterfront and deck, Casa Codussi is a very special discovery we found last summer on an Italian adventure. The church of San Pietro in Castello was, for more than 500 years up until 1807, the patriarchal church of Venice and seat of the religious authority in the adjacent Palazzo del Patriarca. It is located between the two major exhibition centers in Venice, Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale.
At San Pietro you can dine or have drinks in the campo in front of the church, on the private deck over the water, on the first foor terrace, in the atmospheric loft or on the altana (wooden terrace above the roof) overlooking Venice.
`Inside, Casa Codussi can only be described as ‘amazing’! Successful
and well known interior designer, Ilaria Miani, has created another
gem. Not only has San Pietro been cleverly and thoughtfully restored in keeping with its tradition but it has also been furnished and decorated with absolutely exquisite style. Nothing has been left wanting. Spacious bedrooms with fabulous modern en suite bathrooms, kitchens on each level with the principal one on the ground foor equipped for catering for anything from cookery classes to large events and to die for ‘altanas’ where one can relax with a chilled prosecco and watch the movement of boats on the canals. There is even a gym and a hot tub as well as every available service one could desire. With their fabulous connections, the owners of San Pietro can give guests the opportunity to visit the most exclusive and private palazzi, dine in the very best hidden away restaurants and meet all manner of interesting artists and writers.
Once you have been to Casa Codussi it is guaranteed you will not want to leave! The luxurious yet homey and warm surroundings, the views from the decks, the delicious meals and the magic of staying in a Venetian Palazzo are indeed hard to beat anywhere in the world.
Thank you Merrion Charles for yet another life enhancing experience. You can contact Merrion at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.merrioncharles.com to plan your 2018 Italian adventures.