Ca ‘Sagredo is the only Hotel in Italy to be located inside a heritage museum of fine arts. A fourteenth-century residence full of frescoes and art works.
Being immersed in the history of Venice: this is the feeling you have when walking through the rooms of this historic Venetian palace that opens its doors to the Venetians and dialogues with international contemporary art.
Built by the Morosini family in the thirteenth century, the palace is owned by the Sagredo family since around 1600. According to the history the surname Sagredo derives from the word ‘secretum’ (secret) because it was said that the family, of Roman origins, were secret advisors to the emperor.
The Sagredos were collectors of art and embellished the rooms with paintings, frescoes and stuccos made by artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries such as Niccolò Bambini, Giambattista Tiepolo, Sebastiano Ricci and Pietro Longhi.
Ca ‘Sagredo is now a hotel and a cultural centre and offers a wide range of cultural events, fashion shows, conventions, concerts, film and book presentations dedicated to Venetian citizens and tourists. For the event ‘Venice Fashion Night’ the hotel hosted the fashion shows of the two stylists Davide Zocca and Eleonora Lastrucci.
Always photographed, Lorenzo Quinn’s hands supporting the façade of the hotel, suggest a reflection on environmental issues and climatic variations. The work Support is part of the artistic installations that can now be seen in Venice at the 2017 Biennale d’Arte
The director of Ca ‘Sagredo is Lorenza Lain, 2017 Personality for Tourism and winner of the Award ‘Excellent’. This award-winning Hotel is also the winner of Best Wedding Hotel 2017 and Condè Nast Johansen Award Winner in 2017.
Overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge, in a strategic position for shopping, Ca’ Sagredo is located just five minutes away from San Marco. Beyond the Grand Canal there is the Campo dell’Erbaria, the perfect place for happy hours and one of the most evocative areas where the Venetians go, surrounded by places where you can enjoy the sunset in a unique setting.
The furnishing of the rooms has been designed under the supervision of the Superintendence of the Fine Arts of Venice and it blends perfectly with the most modern comfort. One of the peculiarities of the hotel is that you can also sleep in the suite called ‘The Library’ where Galileo Galilei stayed: a friend of the Sagredo family set in this palace his essay: ‘Dialogue above the highest systems’.
Among the furnishings / works of Ca ‘Sagredo the ancient Alcova, which is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum in NewYork, gives the name to the L’Alcova restaurant on the top floor of this patrician residence, a temple of Venetian cuisine directed by Chef Damiano Bassano. Both in the inner hall and on the terrace you can eat with an extraordinary panoramic view of the whole city.
The menu is inspired by the genuine spirit of the place with unique dishes full of fresh land and sea ingredients bought daily at the Rialto Market and personally chosen by the chef, who loves creating innovative mixes of classic flavours with a refined contemporary research for new tastes.
The experiences offered by the hotel are very interesting: you can go to the Rialto Market with the Chef, choose the ingredients and participate in a cooking class under the direction of the Chef, or keep fit with a private lesson of jogging or fitness on the terrace or in the streets of Venice.
Photos are by Riccardo Rizzetto, @riccardorizz, for Venezia da Vivere.