The Hotel Marconi has a view of the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice. Because of its location offers to his guests an easy access to the major historical and artistic sites of the city.
St. Mark’s Square, the Church of the Frari and the “Ponte dei Sospiri” are within a 5 minute walk
It was in the 30’s one of the few and most prestigious hotels in Venice. The Marconi Hotel has 26 rooms with heating and air conditioned, private bathroom and modern facilities.
Check-in: 02:00 P.M.; Check-out: 11:00 A.M.
Free Speed Wi-Fi Internet in Every Room
In an inviting atmosphere of the Ancient World, relaxing and enjoyable , guests can enjoy a hot buffet in the breakfast room. In the hotel we have no restaurant. We offer only accomodation and breakfast in the morning.
At any time, a friendly staff is available to provide all information and advices to help the guests to have a nice stay in Venice.
Free WiFi available in the hotel.
The furniture is in a classic Venetian style with an eye to modern comfort. It has been also e film set for several movies including “Venezia la Luna e Tu” with Alberto Sordi..
AT 50 METERS FROM THE RIALTO BRIDGE IN THE SAN POLO DISCRICT
The San Polo district takes its name from the church dedicated to St. Paul the Apostle erected on the field of the same name. The church is very ancient and probably dates back to the ninth century and has undergone several renovations over the centuries.
The present appearance does not have a uniform morphology or style attributable to a particular era. The church tower was built in 1362 on a stone base,
it is covered with terra-cotta bricks, ending with a conical spire “pine cone” resting on a high octagonal drum and is a typical example of a fourteenth-century Venetian bell tower.
Inside the church, the Oratory of the Crucifix, were placed the twelve stations of the Via Crucis painted by Giandomenico Tiepolo between 1747 and 1749. The father Giambattista is instead attributed the altarpiece The Virgin appears to Saint John the second Nepomucfeno altar while the Last Supper, on the back wall, is to be attributed to the workshop of Tintoretto.
In the left apse chapel you can admire the Marriage of the Virgin by Paolo Veronese while the presbytery there are many works by Jacopo Palma the Younger.
Continuing along the Salizada San Polo and penetrating into streets you reach the Church of San Toma. The church is dedicated to St. Thomas the Apostle, overlooking the field of the same name in the area between the Canal Grande and Frari Square.
Despite being a very old church foundation his appearance was completely changed by numerous transformations and reconstructions. The interior has a single nave with a vaulted ceiling with frescoes. Opposite the church, on the opposite side of the field, it is the headquarters of the School of Calegheri (shoemakers), a very rich and powerful corporation that, in its most flourishing periods, there were also fifteen hundred members. The school many years ago was the subject of an interesting architectural restoration and is now home to an active multipurpose center.
Just behind the church of the Friars, on the road which leads from San Polo to Piazzale Roma, a small field is framed by three majestic buildings: the right apse of the Church of the Frari, left the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and facing the church dedicated to the saint. The church of San Rocco was built in the late fifteenth century when the school officially assumed the title of Great School (1489) and was so determined than next to a church. In charge of the design was still young architect Bartolomeo Bon realized that the factory following the teachings of Codussi.
The result was a single-nave church with bi-apsidal chancel and two side chapels built in Corinthian style. In the first half of the eighteenth century the church underwent radical restoration work. Today the church has a nave with a flat ceiling, four altars to the walls and apse chapels. The interior decoration is of great importance. You can see eight paintings by Jacopo Tintoretto, paintings by Sebastiano Ricci and Francesco Solimena. From the great plague of 1576 the Venetian Government decided that the day of San Rocco, the patron of plague victims, was a feast. So every August 16th, the birthday of the saint, the Doge went in procession to the church to attend mass.
Hotel Marconi is located at the feet of the Rialto Bridge and closed by the public transportation overlooking the “Canal Grande”.
The Rialto Bridge was built around 1181 by the work of Nicolò Barattieri. It seems it was just a simple bridge of boats named “the Quartarolo bridge”, or the “Bridge of the coin”, in memory of the toll that people had to pay crossing with the preexisting ferry.
During the year 1255, under the doge Ranieri Zen, It got rebuilt on wood up on stilts. It got rebuilt several times over the centuries and during the 500 it was rebuild wider with sides for shops and the central part mobile to let the masts of boats passing thought. It was then that the bridge got called “Rialto”, as we know it today. You can ‘ see how it was at the Galleries of the academy.
About 200 meters away there is the famous “Rialto Fish Market” and near the “Church of the Frari” and crossed the Rialto Bridge the famous street called “mercerie”. In 5 minutes you will arrive to Piazza San Marco, where you can admire the famous Basilica and the “Ponte dei Sospiri”.
Not far away are also the Accademia Gallery and the Church of the Frari, the work of 300 built for the end of a plague. Not far away you will also find the “Peggy Cugenheim Collection” immediately after the “Accademia Bridge”.
To visit the Biennale of Art and of Architecture, with a scenic walk of half an hour, you arrive to the Giardini, the historic seat of exhibitions. For lovers of contemporary art, we note you the “Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ca ‘ Pesaro” which is reachable by vaporetto stops departing from Rialto with the collections of masterpieces by Klimt , Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee and Matisse.
Those who prefer the Venetian painting from ‘300 to ‘700 , a must is a visit to the Accademia Gallery, a 15- minute walk away with masterpieces by Bellini, Carpaccio , Giorgione to Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.
You can do the most sophisticated shopping between boutiques of glass, gold and lace in Piazza San Marco and between the clothing and accessories of international designers on Via XXII Marzo and Tailors
Marconi Savoldi s.r.l.
Riva del Vin, San Polo, 729 30125 Venezia
Phone: +39 041 5222 068