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Bed and Breakfast Corte Campana
Ranked #50 of 476 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2012

My group of 7 Girl Guides stayed in 2 rooms for 2 nights in July 2012. We found this hotel through the Rick Steves guidebook.
Of all the places we stayed, this was everyone's favourite. Mostly because of Ricardo himself. Ric made us all feel so welcome, that in 2 short nights it felt like our home.
Our rooms were huge and beautifully decorated with family furniture. This house has been in his family for generations and we loved hearing Ric's stories about living there as a boy. Each of our rooms included our own fully appointed bathrooms. Everything was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was fresh pastries, jam, cheese, juice and coffee and tasted great.
Corte Campana is only a 5 min walk from St Mark's Square and is close to tons of restaurants and shops.
Ricardo went out of his way to pass on tips and recommendations for things to see or do or watch out for. We left feeling like Ric was a new member of our family and recommend his B & B highly to others, until we can return!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Last year, we traveled by train (2nd class) from Florence to Venice (two hour trip), costing 42 euros per person. The trip took us through miles of tunnels in the Appenines mountains, with short stops at Bologna, Ferrora and Padua before arriving in Venice. We then took the valporetto #2 up the Grand Canal to San Marco and then walked 15 minutes to our hotel, B&B Corte Campana. We stayed four nights at this B&B which is located very close to St. Mark's Square. Our room was #1 and cost 120 euros per night. It was a good size room, very clean and comfortable, with a private bath and shower (in the room). There are only two other rooms at this B&B (so book early), one with a private bath/shower in the room and one with a private bath/shower down the hallway. The cost of the room includes a delicious breakfast. Riccardo, the host, was very pleasant and helpful during our stay. Note: you need to walk up two flights of stairs to get to the rooms (no elevator).
The Basillica at St. Mark's Square is beautiful. Doge's Palace, next to the basillica, is another must see. The palace is massive and ornate and full of art treasures. The square can get flooded at high tide.
Venice is expensive. Dine a few blocks off the square where there are plenty of really nice restaurants with good food at reasonable prices.
Regarding the valporetto, we used it as our taxi up and down the Grand Canal. We bought a 72 hour pass which entitled us to use it as often as we liked and we were able to get on/off at our chosing at various locations. It is much cheaper than a gondola or water taxi. We took the valporetto from the square to the Rialto Bridge and strolled through the seafood, vegeatable and flower markets. It was an enjoyable and memorable experience.
We also took the valporetto around the island of Venice to Murano (45 minute ride) and visited two glass factories. Murano is quieter and less populated than Venice; there are no gondolas, only small motor boats in the canals. From Murano, we got back on the valporetto and went to Burano (45 minute ride). Burano is a charming clean fishing village noted for lace making. Each house is painted differently in bright colors and is quite impressive.
The next day, we took the valporetto to the island of San Giorgio (across the Grand Canal) about one mile from Venice. We went up the tower and had a magnificent view of Venice. Then onto the island of Guidecca which is very close by. We walked along the coastal promenade to the Molino Stucky Hilton where we had cocktails and a snack on the rooftop patio. The hotel is massive and beautiful.
If you get the opportunity, I advise you to walk the narrow back streets of Venice along the narrow side canals and eat at one of the small cafes.
Venice is unique. Don't miss it.

Room Tip: I suggest you request Room #1 which includes private bath/shower. Otherwise, pick Room #3. The lar...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

This B&B is in the perfect location so everything is within walking distance. There are only 3 rooms and Ricardo, the host, was raised there. He keeps everything in perfect order and went out of his way to accommodate any wish we had. We enjoyed especially a boat ride through Venice in Ricardo's own boat - what a treat that was! The rooms were clean and adequate and they all face a quiet side at night. Breakfast was great and had us all going way past lunch time.
Ask Ricardo about a ride in his boat.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Riccardo is your host and he's very hospitable. You are within walking distance of most of the main sites. There are only three rooms in the place and each have their own bathroom. Our room was not connected to our bathroom so we had to walk down the hall, but the shower was great and everything was very clean. There are a good number of stairs you'll need to walk up to get to the apartment. Also, it's very hard to find, so make sure you have exact directions and keep an eye out for a very small sign.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

This was our second time staying at Corte Campana, and it will be forever our go-to when we are in Venice. The location is ideal, very close to St. Mark's Square, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast is adequate. But the reason we love staying here is because of our host, Riccardo. Always enthusiastic, Riccardo was so helpful in helping make dinner reservations, giving directions, and being kind to our 20 month old, even though he slammed the antique doors a lot. Also, on our last full day in Venice, he took us out on his speed boat and gave us a personal tour of the lagoon, and if we had had more time, we could have gone as far as Burano if we wanted. I would very much recommend going with Riccardo on his boat - you get to be a local Venetian for a few hours rather than just another tourist. We left Corte Campana feeling not that we had simply stayed at a hotel, but in the home of a friend. Thanks, Riccardo, for your great hospitality!

Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We spent 4 nights with Ricardo at his B&B in Venice. Coret Campana is just a couple of minutes from San Marco Square where there are many restaurants, shops and easy access to the Vaporetis and water taxis. We had the largest room with an great ensuite bathroom. Two mirrors on opposite side of the bathroom one for him and one for her!! Our room was great, very big. Lovely to sleep with the window wide open. You are up on the 4th floor so very safe to sleep with it open. Ricardo was there for breakfast each morning giving us tips for things to do, history on Venice and good recommendations for dinner. While we were there from May 11th to May 15th, Rick Steves dropped in looking for a room. Unfortunately Riccardo was fully booked, but he showed Rick our room and since our Rick Steve's book was sitting on the dresser, Rick signed it and wished us a good holiday. We were sorry to personally miss Rick as it would have been nice to tell him his books are great. Ricardo is a very friendly and great host. Would definitely stay again if we go back to Venice. The Dubroys, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Room Tip: All rooms face a courtyard, so it is very quite for sleeping.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

We found this B&B in one of Rick Steves' books and contacted Ricardo directly to make a reservation. He was very quick to respond. It turned out to be an excellent place for a family of four. There were plenty of options to stay in Venice for one or two persons, but when you need a place for 4, it's another story. The price was reasonable, the location can't be beat (4 minutes from San Marco),and Ricardo is a super friendly and enthusiastic host. If you take a vaporetto from the train station to San Marco (San Zaccaria), make sure to take a left and go through San Marco Piazza. Google Maps gives pretty good directions from San Marco. We went straight and got lost for a while. Corte Compana is located on the 4th floor of an old Venetian building and in the same courtyard there is another hotel. We had our own bathroom which was very clean. Nice antique furnishings, a beautiful Murano chandelier and super comfortable mattresses which are essential after a whole day of walking! Two separate twin beds and two roll-outs. The breakfast was good, plenty of coffee. A small refrigerator is available if you want to buy your own food. Thumbs up all the way. Bravo, Riccardo!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Calle del Remedio, 4410 Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 476 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range: £62 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our friendly and charming home, Bed & Breakfast Corte Campana is located within a 480 year old Venetian palazzo and has been in the family since 1872. Just a 2 minute walk from San Marco Square in Venice, Italy. Within walking distance of Basilica San Marco, Doge's Palace, and main vaporetto stops. Our three pleasant rooms are large and can be configured for 2 - 5 guests for stays of 2 nights or more. Each room has its own non-shared Private Bathroom. The rooms are in 1700's antique style, quiet away from the noise of the street and have a nice view of a private venetian ‘corte’. We invite you to stay in our Venetian home, wake up to a Venetian Continental Breakfast, and easily explore the main sites a short distance away. For more information and booking requests visit out website. ... more   less 
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