Palazzo La Scala
AddressSan Marco 4737 (Check-in at San Marco 4701/11, Calle Dei Fabbri) VeniceSee nearby area
Lonely Planet review
The small reception area is spare and modern, but upstairs the guestrooms swing from stark to effortless elegance - and you can't argue with the central location, on the pedestrian route that joins Rialto and Piazza San Marco.
Rebelling against the de riguer damasks and deep-red colour schemes Venetian dogi (dukes) and hotels have in common, La Scala opts for an uncluttered look in tranquil tones of pale green and cream. Guestrooms span four floors and feature en suite bathrooms that gleam with mosaic tiles. Rooms overlooking the busy Calle dei Fabbri can be noisy, but you do get to inhale the homey smell of freshly baked bread from the bakery downstairs. The two suites (double room plus sitting room with sofa bed) have the same easy elegance, though are more a practical family option than a pampering treat.
Our independent authors have visited Palazzo La Scala and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Sestiere di San Marco.
Description provided by property
Venices' Palazzo La Scala is less than 5 minutes' walk from St. Mark's Square, and 300 metres from the Rialto water-bus stop. It offers elegant rooms, each with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and an LCD TV.
La Scala is set in a historic building that has retained many of its original features. Rooms also include modern amenities such as a minibar and safe. Each room has a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries.
An American breakfast of sweet and savoury items is served buffet style each morning at a nearby sister hotel, where check-in also takes place. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Please note that breakfast and check-in take place at Hotel Bella Venezia 50 metres away at San Marco 4701/11, Calle Dei Fabbri.