The B&B is set in a Venetian palace dated before the nineteenth-century and it takes up the entire first floor, traditionally the main floor, which is recognizable from the outside by the large arched windows. To the left of the main facade there is a portal in Istria stone bearing the prints of two family emblems and it leads to the Old Court which the B&B is named from.
Within a walking distance of less than ten minutes there are some of the major sites of historical and artistic interest of the city.
If you love modern art do not miss the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the most important collection of Italy.
It is dedicated to the first half of the 20th century American and European art. The exhibition is hosted in the only unfinished building in Venice, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, which was purchased by Peggy in order to achieve the largest museum of modern art of the 50s.
Hence, with a few minutes’ walk, you will reach the Salute Church, one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Venice.
It is built (as a votive offering to the Virgin Mary by the end of the plague in 1630) on the Punta della Dogana from where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the San Marco Basin and the Grand Canal.
The Punta della Dogana, a thin triangular strip of land that divides the Canal Grande from the Giudecca Canal, also hosts the seventeenth-century complex of the Dogana da Mar, now the Museum of Contemporary Art Francois Pinault, after the refurbishment completed in 2009 by architect Tadao Ando.