With its quiet location in a typical Venetian square- this historic hotel enjoys close proximity to the 16th-century Giovanni Crisostomo Theatre- today the Malibran Theatre- home to an important season of chamber music. The centre of Venice is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel- which occupies the spot where Marco Polo's house was once located. It is just a 5-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge with its quaint fish market- and the Church of Saints John and Paul- where the Doges were crowned and buried- and which ranks among the finest examples of Venetian Gothic architecture. In the immediate vicinity- guests can also admire the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli- a veritable jewel of the renaissance- lined throughout with polychromatic marble. Visitors are advised to allow themselves the time to immerse themselves fully in the monumental splendour of Saint Mark's Square.Formerly an ancient convent- the hotel was originally built in 1500 and was renovated in 2005. It occupies 2 buildings and comprises a total of 53 guest rooms. Its interior is the epitome of elegance- and dark wood-panelled walls- the work of skilled craftsmen- provide a classical backdrop for the hotel's warm and intimate atmosphere. Facilities and amenities on offer include air conditioning- a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service- the ideal place to read and relax- a hotel safe and convenient lift access. Guests can additionally make use of the on-site café- bar- casino and restaurant. Internet access and a laundry service also feature (both subject to fees).