Your private retreat in the heart of Venice
A unique apartment located on the noble floor of the Palazzo Soranzo dell’Angelo, a historical building dating from the thirteenth century a few steps away from Piazza San Marco and the Ponte dei Sospiri. A refined residence, luxuriously furnished, rich in history and charm.
«Close your eyes and express a wish, before entering you need to be ready to dream. Let yourself be lulled along the canals until your gaze meets the Ponte dei Sospiri, open your eyes and before you there is an angel: you are admiring the Ca’ Soranzo dell’Angelo. Now go inside and breathe that inebriating lightness of flying effortlesly in the air, between the fantastic and the possible. Magic and priviledge whispers everywhere. It’s impossible not to fall in love» (C.M.)
An exclusive location inside the historic Palazzo Soranzo Dell’Angelo
This exclusive residence, just two minutes walk away from Piazza San Marco is part of Venice’s cultural patrimony.
The Palazzo’s main characteristic, from which derives the addition to the name of the owners is the three hundred year old high relief of an angel, positioned on the facade overlooking the canal. A curious legend is linked to this.
According to Father Boverio’s the Annuali dei Cappuccini in 1552 there lived in fact a lawyer from the Ducal Court who was very able at cheating honest people despite a fervid devotion to the Virgin Mary. One day a certain Father Matteo, the head Friar went to eat at his home. Astonished by the presence of a monkey, which helped the lawyer with household tasks, the good friar became suspicious, finally recognising the hardworking little beast as nothing less as the Devil. The monkey, in response, hid under the bed and to Father Matteo’s cry: “Come out and show who you are!” replied: “Yes, I am the Devil, and I’ve come to this house to take the lawyer’s soul. He has to give me a lot of his titles”. The friar: “Why haven’t you taken him to hell yet?”. The monkey: “Because every evening he prayed to God and the Virgin Mary. If only he had once forgotten, he would already be burning in the flames”. Upon hearing this, Father Matteo ordered the Devil to get out, but he imposed one condition: “I won’t do it without causing any damage”. The clergyman agreed: “So you’ll go through the wall.” The devil went out and the two went on dining. All of a sudden, Father Matteo urged the lawyer to confess his misdeeds and taking one of the table cloth hems he began to twist it until blood began to gush out: “It’s the poor’s blood”, he said, “which you sucked with your extortions”. And him: “I confess and I’ll give back my ill-gotten gains, but how can I mend the hole in the wall?”. Father Matteo reassured him: “In its place you’ll place the image of an angel, so that the demons will flee as soon as they see it”. Whether you believe it or not, if you raise your gaze you will still be able to note the hole, right above the head of the winged seraphic figure.
Apart from the legend, history tells us that in the seventeenth century it was Tintoretto no less who painted Palazzo Soranzo dell’Angelo’s facade. Unfortunately no trace today remains of these precious paintings.