Recently renovated hotel offers ideal base near cozy small Riva channel just 50 meters away from iconic Grand Channel in Venice.

Guests can walk from the Hotel Gardena to the Rialto bridge in just a quarter of an hour. A classic walking route takes you through Frari and San Rocco (only 5 minutes from the hotel) where you can admire the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. This church is second only to the basilica of San Marco in terms of historical importance and artistic content. It is home to some of Venice's most important paintings and sculptures, including the Assumption of the Virgin by Titian and the Madonna and Child with Saints triptych by Giovanni Bellini. You can also visit the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in the same area. The halls of the Scuola are home to the most important cycle of paintings by the great Venetian artist Tintoretto (1564 - 67). From here you can walk on to San Tomà, passing in front of the home of Goldoni, the brilliant playwright and librettist. The building now houses a museum and library. You can then stroll through some of Venice's most picturesque walkways and alleys, past artisan workshops and boutiques that are sure to delight and entice.