Casa per Ferie Patronato Pio IX is a well presented guest house with warm, welcoming hospitality in a great location. The sights and unique charm of Venice at your doorstep. For bookings in October, the Fathers require a minimum 3 night Stay.
Well located to all sites on the island.
Rated 4.5 out of 5
We felt very good in your house and were warmly welcomed.
This monastery is operated by the Padri Giuseppini del Murialdo.
Adjoining the church of Madonna dell'Orto. Described as the finest Gothic church in Venice, this guest house has a mix of historic guest areas with high timber ceilings and orignal features with comfortable, well presented rooms and facilities.
Mass is held every day at 9:00am & 11:00am on Sunday.
Breakfast is not included in the price. There are many dining options within walking distance of the venue.
Dining Room N/A
Tea and Coffee facilities
Local Services within 500m
Views of the canal, the location to Madonna dell'Orto and the blend of original architecture with more modern guest facilites make for a true Venice flavour.
Wheelchair Access N/A
Chair and Desk
No Disabled Rooms
On main island of Venice, Cannaregio. A canal side 'Fondamenta' with easy access. Vaporetto stops for local and surrounding locations.
Built in the 1500's and annexed to the church of Madonna dell'Orto, the guest houses opened it's doors to travellers relatively recently in the 1990's with building restoration works completed in 2000.
We felt very good in your house and were warmly welcomed.
Christiane - , Germany (November 2017)
Had a lovely stay here. It is about 20 minutes walk from the railway station and away from the 'main road'. This means it is quiet but still within easy walking distance of all the main sights and restaurants. The room and bathroom were quite large and the beds and pillows were comfortable.
Fiona - QLD, Australia (October 2017)
A wonderful place to stay, we were shown great hospitality. I would recommend highly.
Cosima - London, United Kingdom (October 2017)
Nice quiet location close to vaporetto and 15 minute walk from the train station. Father Peter was a gracious host.
Rhonda - Alberta, Canada (October 2017)
We had been robbed in Rome and had no credit cards, only cash. The Priest arranged with monastery stay.com so that our family in Australia could pay the balance for us, he was amazingly helpful and understanding
Greg - Victoria, Australia (October 2017)
We had a great stay here. Fr Peter was very welcoming and we loved staying in residential part of Venice. It was well located for the vaporetto and there were plenty of lovely places for dinner that were an easy stroll. I would definitely choose to stay here again, if I'm in Venice again.
Catherine - VIC, Australia (October 2017)
We had a great stay. Our room was large and very comfortable. The location was quiet, a nice change from busy San Marco square. We went to a nearby restaurant recommended by the Father. The food was great and they knocked off $5 euros from the bill when we showed them a card the father gave us.
Randy - TX, United States (September 2017)
I am very satisfied with cleaness of the room and friendliness of the father. Neigbourhood is quiet but interesting and underrated. The church of Madonna del orto is beautiful.
David - , Slovenia (September 2017)
This was a great location - away from all of the bustle so it was quiet but with lots of restaurant choices nearby. Within easy walking distance of everything. We were treated like family, very personal service. The kitchen was a real benefit for breakfast and to meet other guests.
Brenda - Saskatchewan, Canada (September 2017)
It was the perfect place to explore Venice. The neighbourhood is just that-a working, thriving neighbourhood that has embraced a bit of tourism. Everyone was so friendly and it was a beautiful, easy walk from the accomodation to grab dinner, a coffee or a drink.
Fr. Peter was lovely, friendly and helpful and really interested in our trip and plans! The accommodation was beautiful and impeccably clean.
Marisa - Ontario, Canada (September 2017)
The welcome was great and we feel very well at this accomodation.
Adeline - , France (September 2017)
This is a wonderful location in a quiet part of Venice. A lovely welcome by Father Pier Georgio who gave us a kettle for our room as we were staying for 5 nights. A beautiful big room, simply furnished with views from two big windows. We had exclusive use of an excellent bathroom. We were on the 4th floor and there is limited lift, so plenty of exercise to offset too many delicious Italian meals in the local cafes.
[There is a new lift to all floors, 2018]
Margaret - , United Kingdom (September 2017)
Fr. Peter was a warm and friendly host. He helped us check in quickly and referred us to a great restaurant nearby for dinner. We could not have had a nicer stay. It was a great location to see Venice, Murano and Burano because of its proximity to the vaporetto station. We got a pass for unlimited rides and made a lot of use of it!
Ruth - MD, United States (September 2017)
This is wonderful guest house. Cannaregio is a quiet section of Venice, a nice break after a day of walking and sightseeing. There is a vaporetto stop ( Orto ) right around the corner, many restaurants and a grocery store nearby. Father Peter makes you feel so welcome, I didn't want to leave. Our room was a triple, clean, with A/C and large private bath. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Father Peter and staff
Patricia - PA, United States (July 2017)
We ended a two-week multi-city visit to Italy by spending our last three nights in Venice. This was a great place to stay--less than a block from the "bus" stop (boat), and only a couple of blocks from restaurants and access to gondolas, water taxis, and more. The church connected to this monastery happened to be hosting a organ/violin concert the night we arrived, which our host invited us to attend. It was wonderful! Our host, Peter, went over and above the call of duty to help us figure out how to get around, how to get to the airport for an early flight, and suggestions for places to eat and sites to see. We feel like we made a new friend. We highly recommend this monastery for all travellers.
David - OH, United States (June 2017)
We had a really experience staying at the monastery, Padre Peter was very welcoming and helpful. Two pillows would have been nice though!
Penelope - London, United Kingdom (May 2017)
Fantastic place to stay. In a beautiful quiet part of Venice out of the craziness of the main boys. Wonderful restaurants nearby and right next to a water bus stop taking you into main Venice or over to the beautiful islands or Lido.
Christine - SouthYorkshire, United Kingdom (May 2017)
My five year old daughter and I had such a wonderful stay. Father Peter was was so welcoming and kind to us, especially to my daughter. Our room was huge, very clean and very peaceful. The monastery is located in a peaceful and beautiful part of Venice, we greatly enjoyed coming back there and it was a peaceful haven after some of the more touristy areas of Venice. Having access to a kitchen was a bonus as some evenings we were too tired to go out and also eating out all the time with kids can be challenging. The madonna dell'Orto church is very beautiful and we would love to stay here again, especially as a family although I would also stay here without my kids too. Highly recommend
Phillipa - London, United Kingdom (April 2017)
I loved my stay here. Father Peter was so welcoming and friendly. I say I took a taxi but this is Venice and so my taxi here was a private boat from the airport. Delivered me to within 50 feet of the door.
The venue is in the quieter part of Venice, which I loved, and the room was as expected. Clean and simple but that was all I wanted and expected. I had access to a kitchen and dining room on the floor above so was able to prepare and eat what I wanted and when I wanted. A fridge was available to store food etc.
Nothing wrong with the bed, just me being used to a slightly softer one and my older bones do like to complain. Private bathroom was "en-suite" and clean and efficient.
I have no reservations about returning here on my future stays in Venice. Amongst the locals and away from the crowds of the centre of Venice.
I have already recommended to friends.
John - Essex, United Kingdom (April 2017)
Great place in many ways. Excellent location and priest on duty was lovely and very friendly. Only drawback was no air conditioning (which we knew in advance), but this in combination with having to keep windows shut at night to stop mosquitoes and being at the top of the building, made it very hot and uncomfortable. Would recommend more for cooler months.
[Monastery Stays note: Fans & Air Conditioning, can be requested on booking or once at the guest house. Limited availability]
Sheila - Surrey, United Kingdom (July 2016)
Thank you for your welcoming, and most of all for your adaptability to our train time schedule. Wishing you best wishes.
Myriam - , Switzerland (June 2016)
We would love to visit again. The welcome from Father Peter was exceptional and we were made to feel at home in this peaceful place. For us it was perfectly located, out of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas.
Douglas - Devon, United Kingdom (May 2016)
Very pleasant and quiet location on the north side of Venice. The priest who greeted us and escorted us to the room made sure we had everything we needed. We found several nearby restaurants that catered to the locals and had outstanding food. The refrigerator in the common room just outside our door was handy for keeping some small food items we used for snacks and refreshments.
A Eugene - WI, United States (May 2016)
The only thing I felt did not fit my standards, was the jet of the showerwater, that should be stronger.
As for our host, he was very friendly and helpful. All in all, definitely worth it!
Belle-Rosa - , Belgium (May 2016)
Perfection! Large apartment right on the canal in charming off the beaten path neighborhood. Monastery was beautiful, spacious and clean! Father Peter was an excellent host! Close walk to all of Venice and nice to return to this peaceful side of the island. I would stay there again in a heart beat!!
Rebecca - FL, United States (June 2015)
Fr Peter welcomed us and during our stay certainly made us feel at home. The location suited us as we explored Venice. Cooking arrangements fine and close to supermarkets etc. Beds were basic. Thanks for a great stay
Richard - South Australia, Australia (May 2015)
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful
Phillip - Victoria, Australia (October 2014)
We had a wonderful 3 day stay with our toddler son. Amazing hospitality, great facilities, and the best location we could ask for. We will stay again in future and will recommend to friends.
Mr. Steve W - Ontario, Canada (October 2014)
What a lovely place to stay, away from the bustle of the tourist strip, yet within easy walking distance. Has a communal kitchen so you can prepare your own food if you would like. A Biro within walking distance and lots of eating places nearby. Very easy to access from the airport. The Alilaguna Water Bus, Orange line,has its first stop at Madonna dell'Orto and then it is a 100 metre flat walk. Would definitely stay there again.
Glen - Queensland, Australia (September 2014)
My wife and I have nothing but praise for our hosts and the staff. If we were to visit Venice again, this would be the place we would choose first if it were available. The neighborhood is also a plus and proximity to several ferry lines.
Jim - , Netherlands (September 2014)
We really enjoyed our stay here(3 x bedroom).
Loved that it is away from the main tourist area.(San Marco Square) Walking distance to Monastery from the train termini. So close to ferry to Isle of Murano.Pubs, eating place every where here. Great find. Yes, would stay here again in a heart beat!
Maree - Victoria, Australia (September 2014)
This is a wonderful place to stay if you like complete silence and rest. It's a complete other 'world' than the crowded environment of San Marco and surroundings. Of course the place is rather far from the tourist center; but in my opinion that was great. It takes you some effort to walk extra but it's worth it. We will absolutely go back there when we visit Venice again.
You have to keep in mind that this is not a hotel; so don't expect the usual hotel services.
Ria - , Belgium (August 2014)
This was a great location, kind of out of the way in a quiet part of town. Staff were helpful.
Marylee - OR, United States (July 2014)
Excellent value for Venice. Very large room with kitchenette. Nice to have a canal front room.
Lance - Western Australia, Australia (June 2014)
The location is ideal: the Alilaguna boat from the airport drops you at the Madonna del'Orta jetty and then you have just a couple of minutes' walk to get to the guest house. The guest house itself is on a beautiful canal in what must surely be one of the quietist parts of Venice. This really is where the Venetians live - loads of character.
At such a reasonable price (for Venice) we didn't expect luxury, but our room was exceptionally spacious, clean, quiet, and the beds were comfortable. The fact that there was no breakfast provided was an advantage, as it made us sortie out and eat with the locals in a pasticceria - much better.
There are excellent (& very reasonable) restaurants nearby - try Tintoretto for example (we went there twice). It's only 6 or 7 minutes walk from the San Marcuolo vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal, so you're not out of the way.
Staff were very friendly (& spoke enough English to be able to help us!). This is a friendly place, basic but comfortable - don't choose it if you want luxury, but staying here certainly added to our holiday.
Richard - , United Kingdom (June 2014)
The people were very nice and helpful!! We had a pleasant stay!!
Bonnie - Saskatchewan, Canada (May 2014)
We had a wonderful stay here. The monastery was very clean, interesting to explore, and a good value. It was a bit of a long commute to St. Mark's square, however. We also had trouble finding someone to ask when we ran out of toilet paper and our trash can was overflowing, but these were very minor issues. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place to others.
Rebecca - NJ, United States (May 2014)
Excellent accommodation in the beautiful, peaceful Cannaregio district of Venice, a place to rest and explore the amazing historical region. We loved our apartment situated next to the Monastery with our own entrance right on the canal, the beds were comfortable and the accommodation was spacious and clean. It is an excellent position being in the area where the locals live allowing you a glimpse of true Venetian life, everything is within walking distance or a slow leisurely vaporetto ride away. Francesca assisted us throughout our stay and was charming, booking and payment was smooth and simple. There is so much to see in this incredible city it is worth staying at least 5 full days, every bridge and every canal is a pleasure to explore and the art, architecture and history is truly wonderful.
Robert - New South Wales, Australia (May 2014)
There was no breakfast but had a kitchen which was useful.
Freddy - Kerala, India (April 2014)
Our room was spacious but the bathroom and shower were tiny. We loved that the monastery was far away from the busy main tourist area but still in a lovely location. The Madonna dell' Orto church next door is well worth a visit. So peaceful at night that we slept very well.
Margaret J - Manitoba, Canada (September 2013)
We were very happy with our large well furnished room, even had a sea view. It was cleaned every day and sheets and towels changed every two days. Office staff were very helpful. I was able to borrow a hairdryer. There was a fridge in the common room, and a kitchen upstairs. The location of the property was lovely - a quiet interesting area with a small supermarket, bakery, other shops, and bars/restaurants nearby. Great for access to the airport on the Alilaguna boat. Would wholeheartedly recommend.
Helen - London, United Kingdom (May 2013)
Only one small glitch and that was the wifi was so spotty. Otherwise we enjoyed the facilities very much. It was convenient but off the beaten tourist path, which was perfect!
Victoira - CO, United States (October 2012)
We had some initial concerns about how noisy our room might be as it fronted the street and was next to an entrance door. As it turned out this is a residential neighbourhood which settles down at night and is then relatively quiet until morning.
Graeme - Queensland, Australia (October 2012)
It was our second stay there, and we enjoyed it very much. Everyone was helpful and kind.
Lillian - CA, United States (September 2012)
A great quiet location in Venice, but not far from access to main attractions. Easy access to vaporetta stop. Common room and use of a fridge. No imposition on guest other than requirement for respectful behaviour. Next door to the fabulous Madonna dell'Orta church.
Margaret - Northern Territory, Australia (August 2012)
Wonderful experience, staff very helpful and welcoming. Again Monastery Stays did a wonderful job in organising the accommodation at short notice.
Sandra - New South Wales, Australia (October 2011)
Fantastic self catered accommodation close to everything, have told friends already what a great time we had there.
Peter - Victoria, Australia (September 2011)
In a quiet part of Venice, that was a plus. It was large with a little kitchen and dining area as well as four beds - another plus.
Stephen - FL, United States (June 2011)
A lovely stay. The priest who greeted us was delightful and very friendly, despite not speaking English and we speaking poor Italian. It was great that we had our own key, allowing us to come and go as we pleased. The church bell ringing (loudly) at 7am each day meant an early rise, but it was all part of the Venician experience.
Mark - New South Wales, Australia (June 2011)
The stay was amazing and Enzo was really helpful. We really liked the neighbourhood because it was out of the major tourist area.
gabriel - British Columbia, Canada (April 2011)
Great location, close to transport, quiet area away from the main tourist hub but within easy access.
Frances - Victoria, Australia (September 2010)
We were very pleased with the cleanliness and spaciousness of our room, and also with the location in a wonderful, quiet part of town. The convent was newly renovated and very clean and neat. Our room had very high ceilings and was spacious. The check-out was smooth and we were able to leave our luggage behind to be picked up at the end of the day. A fridge in the room may have been nice, but we also appreciated the simplicity of it all. Altogether, staying at this convent was a thouroughly pleasant experience and we would stay here again, without question, on our next visit to Venice.
Michel - Ontario, Canada (August 2010)
The room was spacious and clean, beds were comfortable. Great location. The room was great, but had had smokers there before us obviously. Unfortunately the kitchen was not really user friendly - no microwave or electric jug, and the fridge was full of old food from other people.
Elise - New South Wales, Australia (September 2009)
Excellent location in Venice. Room very large and extremely comfortable. Staff all very helpful. Hot water pressure in shower not good.
SHARON - Western Australia, Australia (June 2009)
It felt safe and it was clean. The staff, while friendly, spoke little english and there were some difficulties with communication.
Alice - CA, United States (May 2009)
The location, room, and our time in the monastery was fabulous. The room was huge! It was very nice and comfortable. The staff was very kind. It was a quiet respite after a terrific day of strolling around Venice.
The gentleman who greeted us did not speak any English. Luckily I can speak French!
Kelly - CO, United States (September 2008)
The room, the people there, the peace.
Ann-Kristin - Nordland, Norway (July 2008)
We were not expecting a kitchen and laundry and were very pleased it was included as we were able to cook our own meals and do our laundry.