"... The villa the canal the garden... today the venice’s dream of a time..."
The Salmaso family is glad to welcome you to the charming Pensione Accademia, the perfect location for your pleasant stay in Venice. This 17th century villa, former Russian embassy between the first and second world war and converted to a 27 rooms hotel since the fifties, is well-known for its wide and unexpected gardens and for its location, right next to the Grand Canal and few steps from the Accademia Galleries.
The hotel is located in the heart of the historical centre and precisely in the Dorsoduro district, area cherished by art lovers for its proximity with museums and its peace and tranquillity; Pensione Accademia is the perfect setting to relive the atmosphere of Serenissima's ancient splendours. Pensione Accademia is the favourite place not only of Italian Guests but also of an attached foreign clientele; the hotel offers rooms decorated in Venetian style, everyone different from the other; the view couldn't be more pleasant, facing the Canal of San Trovaso or the internal gardens, where it's possible to relax in tranquillity and peace enjoying a drink.
Completely refurbished over the years, the hotel combines the atmosphere of the Venetian decorations with the modern comforts and technology. The interior decoration is elegant and tasteful, yet enriched by pieces of high artistic value such as the two columns of the breakfast hall, once upon a time part of the Loggia of St.Mark's bell-tower and put up for auction at the beginning of the 20th century, shortly after the collapse; a private collection of Russian icons from the 17th century; an original ancient armour and paintings by famous artists.