The hotel Saturnia is housed in a palace built in the 14th century (one of the oldest in Venice), it has been managed by the same family for four generations, welcoming guests from all over the world, creating a solid tradition of hospitality. In the summertime, clients can enjoy the hotel's terrace/solarium and its splendid view across the rooftops of Venice, and the cupola of the Church of the Madonna della Salute. ## Location Brilliant location, only 250 metres walk to San Mark's Square and San Moise' church. Few more metres and you are in front of the stunning San Mark's Basilica and the Dogi Palace with the Bridge of Sighs. The hotel faces Calle XXII Marzo, the poshest street in Venice for shopping lovers, with its many big labels. Not far is also the famous 18th century theatre La Fenice. The closest boat stop is Vallaresso, otherwise the hotel has got its own private pier in the hotel, for watertaxis. ## Distance 12 kms to the nearest airport (treviso airport) 3 minute walk to the nearest metro station (san maria del giglio) 2 km to the nearest station (santa lucia) 3 minute walk to the nearest bus stop ## Rooms The rooms are all different in size and some can be very spacious. Some rooms have exposed beams or lacunar ceilings, others feature a calce rasata finish (traditional Venetian method of finishing walls). All rooms are furnished in different style, they are equipped with mini bar, telephone, Internet connection, satellite television, radio, digital combination safe, sprinkler and individually-controlled air conditioning. ## Restaurant An intimate, richly decorated room, with lead lined windows and exposed dark wood beams and pillars. The furnishings are traditional and the walls are wood paneled. The Caravella restaurant is one of Venice's historic venues. Its elegant ambience, recreating the interior of an ancient sailing ship, has welcomed guests from all over the world for forty years. It offers traditional Venetian and international cuisine accompanied by good wines and excellent service. During the summer La Caravella serves its guests in the open air, in a typically Venetian plant-filled courtyard adjacent to its winter premises. In the restaurant bar service is also available. The guests can enjoy a rich buffet-style breakfast in the Cortile room. In the summer season, it is served instead in a typical Venetian courtyard. ## Exterior It is an ancient palace, built in the 14th century and residence of a patrician family. The hotel is a traditional Venetian building in its architecture, with a stone clad base and purple plastered upper floors. ## Lobby The large salon on the ground floor, characteristic of Venetian patrician palaces, captures the ambience of ancient Venice. The hotel's interior boasts elegant furnishings, in keeping with early 20th-century style, which is evident in the marble bas-reliefs, in the hammered metal lamps, tinted glass and lacunar ceiling.