Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:
Alle Guglie B&B is a charming Venetian bed and breakfast located in the Cannaregio district, convenient from the train station (just a five minute walk) or Piazzale Roma. Cannaregio is one of the few districts where you can still feel the “real Venice”, away from the tourist mass areas; you’ll find wide roads and canals, great Italian bars and cafes, and a taste of Venetian day-to-day life.
Alle Guglie is also a great place to use as a base to explore all that Venice offers – in about fifteen minutes on foot you’ll be at Rialto bridge and few more at St. Mark’s Square.
We’re also just a short walk from the ancient Jewish Ghetto, and literally steps from the Cannaregio boat stop on the canal where you can catch a direct boat to the island of Murano (known for the world-famous glass makers), or Burano (famous for the lace production and the different colors houses), and Torcello with its magnificent cathedral.
Alle Guglie is an apartment on the top floor of a sixteenth-century building, off a private courtyard away from the main street. We only offer one guest room, so you’ll have a lot of privacy and the total attention of your host, Antonio.
The very quiet guestroom is large and sunny, has its own private furnished balcony, A/C, radio, collection of books and guides about the city and dedicated bathroom.
Antonio provides full breakfast with fresh bread and croissants, marmalade, orange juice, yogurt, brioches, cereal, and everything else you might need for a great start of the day.
During the good season, you can enjoy breakfast on common the balcony overlooking an ancient courtyard; in the winter, he serves breakfast in the kitchen where you always find a coffee and tea available.
Your stay includes continental breakfast each morning, bedding and towels, and anything else you may need to make your visit perfect and confortable.
Antonio, who has been running the bed and breakfast for about ten years, knows the city inside and out has a degree in Art history and can direct you to great museums, churches, restaurants, activities around the city. He can also point you to the best gay cafes and bars.
Come stay with Antonio at Alle Guglie by yourself or with your partner, and enjoy the real gay Venice.