Residence Ca' San Girolamo is located in the picturesque setting of the Cannaregio district, on the foundations of the Ancient Chiovere of St. Jerome, a place rich in history and tradition, where, at the time of the Doges fabrics for the noble families of the Serenissima Republic of Venice were dyed .
Just five minutes from the vaporetto stop, 700 meters from the Grand Canal and railway station, the Residence is ideally situated for visiting the artistic masterpieces of Venice, walking on the bridges characteristic of the lagoon.
The residence is convenient to all services, restaurants, supermarkets and shops of all kinds. From here you can easily reach the beach of the Lido of Venice, famous for the Venice Film Festival which takes place every year in September.
Recommended solution to anyone wishing to immerse themselves in the real Venetian life, where the sounds of traffic are not those of a populated city, but the boats that allow you to quickly move from one street to another.
The name Venezia is derived from the ancient tribe of 'Veneti' that inhabited the region in Roman times. The city historically was the capital of an independent city-state. Venice has been known as the 'La Dominante', 'Serenissima', 'Queen of the Adriatic', 'City of Water', 'City of Masks', 'City of Bridges', 'The Floating City', and 'City of Canals'. Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as 'undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man'. Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities.
The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers. Venice is world-famous for its canals. It is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by 409 bridges. In the old centre, the canals serve the function of roads, and almost every form of transport is on water or on foot. In the 19th century a causeway to the mainland brought a railway station to Venice, and an automobile causeway and parking lot was added in the 20th century. Beyond these land entrances at the northern edge of the city, transportation within the city remains, as it was in centuries past, entirely on water or on foot. Venice is Europe's largest urban car free area, unique in Europe in remaining a sizable functioning city in the 21st century entirely without motorcars or trucks. The classical Venetian boat is the Gondola, although it is now mostly used for tourists, or for weddings, funerals, or other ceremonies. Many gondolas are lushly appointed with crushed velvet seats and Persian rugs. Gondoliers typically charge between 80 and 100 euros for a 35 minute 'giro' or excursion around some canals. To be a Gondolier you must be an Italian or E.U. Citizen. Most Venetians now travel by motorised waterbuses (vaporetti) which play regular routes along the major canals and between the city's islands. The city also has many private boats. The only gondolas still in common use by Venetians are the traghetti, foot passenger ferries crossing the Grand Canal at certain points without bridges. Visitors can also take the water taxis between areas of the city.
Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, due to the city being one of the world's greatest and most beautiful cities of art. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day. In 2006, it was the world's 28th most internationally visited city, with 2.927 million international arrivals that year.
Venetian cuisine is obviously characterized by seafood, but also includes garden products from the islands of the lagoon, rice from the mainland, game, and polenta. Venice combines local traditions with influences that are distant from millennial business contacts. These include 'sarde in saor', sardines marinated in order to preserve them for long voyages; 'risi e bisi', rice and peas; 'fegato alla veneziana', Venetian-style liver; risotto with cuttlefish, blackened from the ink; 'cicchetti', refined and delicious tidbits (akin to tapas); antipasti, appetizers; and prosecco, an effervescent, mildly sweet wine. In addition, Venice is famous for 'bisàto' (marinated eel), for the golden, oval-shaped cookies called baicoli, and for different types of sweets such as: 'pan del pescatore' (bread of the fisherman); cookies with almonds and pistachio nuts; cookies with fried Venetian cream or the 'bussolai' (butter biscuits and shortbread made in the shape of an 'S' or ring) from the island of Burano; the 'crostoli' also known as the chatter, lies, or 'galani'; the 'fregolotta' (a crumbly cake with almonds); milk pudding called rosada; and cookies of yellow semolina called 'zaléti'.
Tourism has been a major sector of Venetian industry since the 18th century, when it was a major centre for the grand tour, due to its beautiful cityscape, uniqueness and rich musical and artistic cultural heritage. In the 19th century, it became a fashionable centre for the rich and famous, often staying or dining at luxury establishments such as the Danieli Hotel and the Caffè Florian. It continued being a fashionable city in vogue right into the early 20th century. In the 1980s, the Carnival of Venice was revived and the city has become a major centre of international conferences and festivals, such as the prestigious Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival, which attract visitors from all over the world for their theatrical, cultural, cinematic, artistic and musical productions.
Venice is famous for its ornate glass-work of Murano island, known as Venetian glass. It is world-renowned for being colourful, elaborate, and skilfully made.
Today there are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco, to name a few. The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination, attracting thousands of actors, critics, celebrities and mainly people in the cinematic industry.