Located in the heart of a little-known Venice, away from the usual tourist bustle that makes it even more attractive, hotel Locanda Gaffaro can be found in the wonderful Corte del Gallo, in the Dorsoduro district. The surroundings of the rooms for rent Locanda Gaffaro are truly Venetian: the tranquility of the narrow streets and small squares frequented by the native Venetians, a few artistic and historic masterpieces located very near the hotel, the convenience of being only a few minutes away from the vaporettos that travel around all of Venice and to beautiful and renowned places such as Saint Mark’s and the Rialto, as well as artisan shops, stores and markets, bacari (the traditional inns) and the typical restaurants.
Guests have the great advantage of being just a few meters from some of the most picturesque and lively areas such as Campo Santa Margherita, at 300 meters from Locanda al Gaffaro, surrounded by housing and palazzos from the 14th century. In the morning revel in the typical Venetian life with the small fish, fruit and vegetable market, bakeries and small shops. A very lively place especially at dusk when young people and university students come down here as the bacari, small restaurants and pizzerias and ice cream parlors light up; the Zattereare a quarter of an hour away. This was the area where the zattere (rafts) would unload the wood for the construction of the Serenissima’s ships, and that nowadays is a long panoramic promenade where the Venetians love to spend a summer day strolling about or just sitting at a bar or at an ice cream shop to sip a spritz (Venetian aperitif) or to taste a Gianduiotto, the traditional ice cream slice with hazelnut praline dipped in whipped cream (must try it!). Squero di San Trovaso, a shipyard from the 17th century where still to these days the artisans and the master builders build the famous gondolas, is very close by.
Authentic treasures of famous works are: the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, at 500 meters from the rooms for rent Locanda al Gaffaro, one of the most important ones in Venice for the splendid paintings by Titian and Bellini and other masterworks; the Church of San Sebastiano, at 10 minutes on foot from the hotel, houses the most important painting cycle of the Veronese; Ca’ Rezzonico, at 600 meters, the fantastic museum of 18th-century Venetian art, furniture, original decor, and works by Longhi and Tiepolo. Saint Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge can be reached by a 20-minute walk or conveniently with the vaporettos that go through the Grand Canal from the San Tomà stop (at 10 minutes from Locanda Gaffaro), or from Piazzale Roma.