Once home to the Venetian painter Giacomo Favretto, the most representative of
the city's "realista" school during the second half of the nineteenth century,
Cà Favretto opens up from silent, shaded side streets onto a stunning view of
the Grand Canal.
Originally built in the fourteenth-century, the home served throughout the years
as residence to some of the more important Venetian noble families until 1951
when it was transformed into a "pensione".
San Cassiano now offers discriminating guests the timeless ambiance of a historical
Venetian home with elegantly furnished rooms and the tranquil charm of one of
the city's older neighborhoods. The rooms all have a private bathroom with hair
dryer and towel warmer, direct-dial telephone, satellite television, minibar,
radio, and air conditioning.
Based on individual needs, hotel guests can chose from various types of rooms.
The hotel boasts several rooms directly along the Grand Canal and the famed Ca'
d'Oro. Spacious and luxurious, these rooms are not just ideal for newlyweds or
romantics, but for all those enamored with the magic of Venice - the washing water,
the boats gliding past, and the serenades from the gondolas that slip down the
Furnished in eighteenth- century Venetian style with precious fabrics, "marmorino"
walls, mosaic floors, gold-leafed sconces and headboards, the superior rooms offer
guests the possibility to sojourn in a relaxing, spacious, and bright environment
overlooking the courtyard or the side canal.
For those travelers interested in economy without sacrificing style and comfort,
the standard rooms are the right solution while for friends and families, the
hotel offers triple and quadruple rooms with complimentary cribs for children
A buffet breakfast is included in the price of the room and is served in a sunny
salon overlooking the Grand Canal. Here, guests can also enjoy a classic continental
breakfast with bread and croissants, yogurt, cereal, fruit cocktail, sliced meats
and cheeses, eggs, bacon, and sausage.