Venetian Inn (Hemingway’s choice)

Venue in Venice

In 1934 this modest wine and oil shop was transformed into an Inn (locanda) featuring just a few, beautifully appointed guestrooms and a pleasant restaurant surrounded by a garden of flowers and vegetables and boasting an unparalleled view of the churches of Torcello.

Venetian Inn (Hemingway's choice)

The venue became a literary legend after Ernest Hemingway wrote ‘Across the River and Through the Trees’ during his stay there. He devoted whole pages of his novel to Torcello and kept a special place in his heart for the island. As a result, the structure became a destination of choice for the exclusive world of stars and celebrities who often visited Venice in the post-War era.

Inside the atmosphere is simple, with wooden ceilings, terracotta bricks covering the walls decorated in Venetian bas-reliefs, and old copper pots and pitchers hanging here and there. The structure has 5 rooms – 3 single rooms and 2 junior suites, which maintain the classical Venetian style: high, vaulted ceilings, simple, light period furniture, large beds (twin beds), comfortable armchairs and bathrooms decorated with mosaics.

The pleasant areas of the rose-garden of the Locanda offer a setting of incomparable charm for the wedding party and represent the perfect scenery for an unforgettable event. The Restaurant has simple, elegant furnishings combined with polite, attentive service and culinary delights based on reinterpretations of typical Venetian dishes thanks also to the range of Italian wines – with an emphasis on those from Friuli and Veneto regions – to provide the perfect accompaniment to the food.