Located in the heart of Venice, just 20 meters from the famous Teatro La Fenice, the hotel is just 200 meters from Piazza San Marco in Venice, the stunning living room surrounded by elegant arcades of the ancient “procuratie” with coffee and their orchestras.
The favourable location of the Hotel Ateneo allows you to quickly reach the main attractions of the city, the beautiful Rialto Bridge, the Church of Salute and the Church of the Frari, the Ducal Palace, the splendid Basilica of San Marco and the very high bell tower that dominates the city that give you the opportunity to get in touch with the history of the Venetian Republic, discovering the treasures and landmarks, such as the Hall of the Council or the “Ponte dei sospiri”
With a short walk along the nearby the “mercerie”, the main shopping street full of shops and boutiques, you get to Rialto, where your will be surprised by the original architecture of its famous bridge and the lively atmosphere of the city market.
Going instead to the street “XXII marzo”, after you get the Galleries dell’Accademia, you will reach the Church of Salute that overlooks the Grand Canal. It is the masterpiece of Longhena that celebrates the vote of Venice to the end of the plague that afflicted the city in the 1630.
Adorned with beautiful statues outside the church, with its original octagonal shape, it houses several important paintings including beautiful paintings of Titian.
Staying at the Hotel Ateneo is to be the centre of Venice and also to have easy access to the docking for motorboat in the direction of the Lido of Venice – home of the prestigious Venice Film Festival – and the islands of the lagoon, Murano, Burano and Torcello.