One of many picture-perfect views of the Grand Canal from Ca Sagredo
The elegant and thoroughly Venetian Sala Amigoni
Interplay of light and shadows through the Murano glass windows of Il Portego salon
The extraordinary art of celebration in the Sale del Musica at Ca Sagredo
The lovely lacy appearance of the historic plaster ceilings in the Stuccoes Suite
The exquisite detailing of decorative plaster at Ca Sagredo
Style: Boutique, Honeymoons
This 15th century palazzo overflows with history and artistic detail, to the credit of the families who lived there and the artisans they retained to decorate it.
Ca Sagredo is a precious gem if there was ever was one. It dates to the 15th century and was the home of the Morosini family for over 100 years. The Morosinis were dedicated patrons of the arts, and their palace fully reflected their tastes and their wealth. In 1661 the palace was acquired by the noble Venetian Sagredo family, whose ancestry is documented back to the 11th century. Nicolo Sagredo is credited as the first family member to bring art to the palace. Modifications were made to convert the palace into the family’s private art gallery. Zaccaria Sagredo acquired over 800 paintings. The collection was considered one of the greatest in Europe. Gerardo Sagredo continued the family’s passion for art and transformed the mezzanine into exhibition space.
In the 18th century, the Sagredos continued to make artistic improvements to the palace. Once you step inside, you know you are somewhere special. The grand marble staircase, commissioned by Nicola Sagredo, was designed by Venetian architect Andrea Tirali in the 1730s. The prominent marble cherubs at the base of the stair were created by sculptor Francesco Bertos, and the painted ceiling is by Pietro Longhi.
This Venice “museum” is now the exclusive luxury boutique hotel Ca Sagredo. There are 42 rooms and suites, truly steeped in history while taking Venetian luxury to a new level. The rooms feature original historic details and the works of celebrated 17th and 18th century artists, period-appropriate furnishings, and bathrooms drenched in Italian marble. Many rooms offer long views to the Grand Canal. The “Suites Collection” are the most heavily decorated and most romantic of the guest rooms. These room featuring painted, gilded, or ornately plastered ceilings, paneled walls, and tall Venetian windows. The historic “Library Suite” overlooks Zaccaria Sagredo’s original library that once contained 10,000 books. The Library Suite has been designated a national monument.
The L’Acova Restaurant offers regional Venetian cuisine from a terrace with views to the Grand Canal. Bar L’icontro is an upscale, comfortable lounge for cocktails, light meals and afternoon tea.
The historic salons of Ca Sagredo offer some of the finest settings in Venice for wedding receptions and other celebrations. The featured spaces include Il Portego and Sala Della Musica. The Il Portego salon features windows of Murano glass and overlooks the Grand Canal. The large wall canvases were painted by Andrea Urbani in the late 18th century. The Sala della Musica is a richly-decorated salon that will dramatize any special event. The walls and ceilings are painted by artist Gaspare Dizani. The family coat of arms is exhibited on the floor. There is a secret mistress passage to the former Casino Sagredo.
Image source: Ca Sagredo
Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by Ca Sagredo
Campo Santa Sofia 4198/99
30121 Venice, Italy