Empress Theodora Apartments

It is a tribute to 4 female figures of the past – symbols of liberation, wisdom and courage – the new prestigious residential complex EMPRESS THEODORA APARTMENTS, located next to the entrance of Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, an iconic 5-star boutique hotel and member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ that offers an upscale selection of 17 luxury rooms and suites in the heart of Sestiere Santa Croce. The 4 new exclusive apartments are an ideal solution for short stays, medium to long periods and family or small-group vacations among the calli of an authentic Venice, off the classic tourist routes.

The elegant, finely restored rooms pay homage to Marietta Barovier, a pioneer of glass art, the sophisticated literary icon Giustina Renier Michiel, William Shakespeare’s famous character Portia, and the empress Theodora, wife and witty advisor to Justinian – all charismatic and extremely intelligent personalities who revolutionized the role of women in the societies of their time.

Furnishings and decorative style are exquisite and rich, loosely inspired by Byzantine art and the refined elements of Moorish architecture: a triumph of gold, glass mosaic work, rare marble, exquisite silk threads, and exotic ogival windows adorned with mashrabiyas featuring carved wood latticework.

These one or two level apartments all overlook the pleasant stillness of the inner courtyard and are comfortable and functional, with innovative home automation systems.

Luxury apartments

Giustina Apartment

Giustina Apartment

Size: 40 sqm

Occupancy: 3 adults / 2 adults + 2 children

View: Inner courtyard

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Soft, delicate shades of color illuminate this apartment in tones ranging from cream to beige and gold, a reminder of the elegance and grace of Giustina Renier Michiel, the “dogaressa” of Venice who inspired the entire design scheme.

In the early 1800s, this extremely cultured, intelligent, noble-spirited woman became a determined, courageous champion of Venetian life and the guiding force of a celebrated literary salon frequented by illustrious figures of the caliber of Ugo Foscolo, Antonio Canova, and Lord Byron.
Luxury accessories, arabesque silk wallpaper, onyx marble and fine, dark oak floors embellish the refined, functional rooms, creating an ideal point of departure to explore the unknown corners of Venice.
Located on one level on the first floor, the apartment consists of a living room with fully equipped kitchenette and sofa bed, a bedroom with double bed, and an Oriental-style bathroom in gold onyx, with double sink and roomy shower tiled in an exquisite mosaic pattern of Emperador marble.

Facilities

Self-controlled heating/cooling system
Nespresso coffee/tea machine
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Living room with sofa bed
Dining table and chairs
Kitchenette
Smart TV
Socket with USB port
Luxury bed linen
Safety deposit box
Marble bathroom with double sinks and wide shower
Bathrobe
Etro courtesy line
Dyson hairdryer
Backlit make-up mirror
Daily cleaning

Z06950 / 027042-LOC-13646

Portia Apartment

Porzia Apartment

Size: 40 sqm

Occupancy: 3 adults / 2 adults + 2 children

View: Calle Tron

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Portia is the protagonist of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” and the muse that inspired this marvelous apartment.
Beautiful, cultured, and extremely intelligent, she was a woman who defied conventions and manipulated – with wit and good intentions – the events and characters of the comedy.

She is portrayed with a flame-red dress that reflects her passionate temperament, and the same shades of red are used to decorate the rooms that pay homage to her: Red Levanto marble and Venetian red silk damask wallpaper which, combined with gold glass mosaic work and fine oak parquet floors, make the style even more elegant and refined.
Located on the first floor, the Portia apartment consists of a living room with fully equipped kitchenette and sofa bed, one bedroom with double bed, and one Italian marble bathroom with a roomy shower and double sink.

Facilities

Self-controlled heating/cooling system
Nespresso coffee/tea machine
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Living room with sofa bed
Dining table and chairs
Kitchenette
Smart TV
Socket with USB port
Luxury bed linen
Safety deposit box
Marble bathroom with double sinks and wide shower
Bathrobe
Etro courtesy line
Dyson hairdryer
Backlit make-up mirror
Daily cleaning

Z06953 / 027042-LOC-13649

Barovier Apartment

Barovier Apartment

Size: 72 sqm

Occupancy: 4 adults / 4 adults + 2 children

View: Calle Tron

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The palette of this sophisticated apartment recalls the color combination of the iconic rosetta pearls created by Marietta Barovier, the glassmaking pioneer and passionate artist known to history as “the woman who loved fire.”

Created in the late 1400s in the ancient furnaces of Murano, these magical glass pearls, said to have supernatural powers, were imbued with spiritual significance and had enormous commercial value among the colonies of Africa, America, and India.
Layers of blue, white and red glass merge to create the famous Barovier pearl, and the design scheme borrows its iconic colors, evoking them in every finishing touch: sodalite blue marble and red jasper for the bathrooms, while the fine arabesque damask wallpaper alternates neutral shades of creamy white with decorative touches of bright blue and vermilion.
The two-level apartment consists of a living room with a sofa bed and fully equipped kitchenette, two bedrooms with a double bed, walk-in closet, and two fine marble bathrooms equipped with double sink and roomy shower.

Facilities

Self-controlled heating/cooling system
Nespresso coffee/tea machine
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Living room with sofa bed
Dining table and chairs
Kitchenette
Smart TV
Socket with USB port
Luxury bed linen
Safety deposit box
Marble bathroom with double sinks and wide shower
Bathrobe
Etro courtesy line
Dyson hairdryer
Backlit make-up mirror
Walk-in wardrobe
Daily cleaning

Z06951 / 027042-LOC-13647

Theodora Apartment

Theodora Apartment

Size: 60 sqm

Occupancy: 4 adults / 4 adults + 2 children

View: Inner courtyard

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Theodora, wife of the emperor Justinian, was a controversial figure – a highly intelligent and able sovereign who courageously championed the dignity and rights of women, using her wisdom to influence the politics of the time to improve conditions for women.

This very beautiful and emancipated woman was a complex, fascinating personality, as multifaceted as the sparkling reflections of the tiles of the famous mosaic that portrays her.
The apartment dedicated to Theodora is exquisite and refined, decorated with luxury details that pair gold with brilliant colors, creating a lively palette of blue, green, beige and brown.
Located on the second and top floor, its spaces are functional and well-distributed: a living room with a sofa bed and fully equipped kitchenette, two bedrooms with double beds and en suite bathrooms tiled with gold onyx marble and green granite, walk-in closet, and a well-lighted office corner.

Facilities

Self-controlled heating/cooling system
Nespresso coffee/tea machine
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Living room with sofa bed
Dining table and chairs
Kitchenette
Smart TV
Socket with USB port
Luxury bed linen
Safety deposit box
Marble bathroom with double sinks and wide shower
Bathrobe
Etro courtesy line
Dyson hairdryer
Backlit make-up mirror
Daily cleaning

Z06952 / 027042-LOC-13648

Check in available from 3:00 p.m.

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Contacts

Calle Tron 1960/1962 – Santa Croce
30135 – Venice

Tel. from Italy 800 893502
Tel. +39 06 8781 2893
Email: info.theodora@ldchotels.com
For bookings: booking.theodora@ldchotels.com

Calle Tron 1960/1962 – Santa Croce
30135 – Venice

Ph. from Italy 800 893502
Ph. +39 06 8781 2893
Email: info.theodora@ldchotels.com
For bookings: booking.theodora@ldchotels.com

Codes GDS IDs:
Apollo/Galileo: H8970
Sabre: 604202
Worldspan: VCE10
Amadeus: VCE910
DHISCO (formerly known as Pegasus ODD): 115910

How to reach us

BY TRAIN

From the quayside in front of the Santa Lucia railway station take the Line 1 waterbus in the direction of Rialto / San Marco / Lido and get off at San Stae (third stop).

BY CAR

The apartments cannot be reached directly by car but parking spaces and garages (to be reserved in advance) are available in the Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto areas.
From the Piazzale Roma pier take the waters Line 1 waterbus towards Rialto / San Marco / Lido and get off at San Stae (fourth stop).
From the Tronchetto pier take the Line 2 waterbus towards Piazzale Roma / Ferrovia, get off at the Piazzale Roma stop and from here take the Line 1 waterbus towards Rialto / San Marco / Lido to the San Stae stop (fourth stop).

BY PLANE

Take the Orange Line of the ALILAGUNA service and get off at the San Stae stop, just a 2-minute walk from the apartments.

FROM THE PORT

From the pier of the San Basilio Cruise Terminal take the Line 2 waterbus in the direction of Piazzale Roma/Ferrovia, get off at the Piazzale Roma stop and from here take the Line 1 waterbus in the direction of Rialto / San Marco / Lido to the San Stae stop (fourth stop).