The house on the Riva Ca’ di Dio canal has hosted many cruise guests and pilgrims in its 800-year-old history. Since July 2021, the historic building now also attracts design fans from all over the world as no other than Spanish star designer Patricia Urquiola turned the villa built in 1272 into a noble luxury refuge.
With a demanding mix of contemporary design, historic flair and Venetian craftsmanship, the boutique hotel located directly at the entry of the art quarter is a homage to the fascinating art and cultural history of the lagoon city. Building materials typical for Venice such as glass, wood, iron and marble meet special design objects from small regional manufactures such as hand-blown chandeliers, vases and lamps from Murano. All this is completed with unique pieces from the Studio Urquiola to make the 57 suites and deluxe rooms special.
“My objectives was to create an original and unique concepts, ” says Patricia Urquiola: ” Venetian villa that is deeply rooted in the city’s history with noble woods, rich textiles, colors, surfaces and Murano glass. Each decorative, architectural and lighting element is the result of the skilled hands of craftsmen who are passionate about their work with all the secrets and techniques of Venetian tradition.”
A design oasis in the heart of the lagoon city
Architecture & Interior Design
Selected pieces from Studio Urquiola, Murano glass objects