Ca’ Maria Adele
Time Out says
This couples-only boutique hotel in the shadow of La Salute features dizzyingly romantic rooms in a former palace.
There’s more velvet, gilt and mood lighting in the 12 rooms of Ca Maria Adele than in most of the rest of Venice, as this boutique property makes no secret of the fact that it’s made for romance. Each room and suite has a playful title, like “dirty weekend” and a (unenforced) dress code—as in the “sumptuously naked” Doge’s Suite, with its wall-to-wall, blood-red décor. It’s clear this is not the place to bring the kids, but rather for a crazily romantic retreat in the heart of Italy’s most romantic city, where you don’t worry about the price tag.
Time Out tip: The hotel’s minipalace is a deluxe apartment on three floors, with a private terrace overlooking La Salute and Giudecca island. Book it.
Santa Maria della Salute: For a look inside one of the most recognized churches on the Venice skyline
Punta della Dogana: For a celebrated modern art collection in the former customs house
Ristorante Riviera: For fine dining, heart-soaring views and attitude to spare