Services and history
Since 1969, the Busetti family’s dedicated management of the 4-star Hotel Bisanzio has allowed it to offer attentive service combined with a warm, family atmosphere where every guest feels at home.
The two reading rooms and the bar are always available for an aperitif or liqueur, perhaps after dinner, where you can relax in company after a day spent visiting Venice.
The hotel provides all those little things that you might need during stay at no charge, such as, for example, an iron and ironing board, a kettle for tea or coffee and much more…
The front desk is manned 24 hours a day and always available to help arriving and departing guests. There is also convenient luggage storage.
An Internet Point and Wi-Fi are always available for our guests.
At the Hotel Bisanzio, your day in Venice begins with an elegant hot buffet breakfast with eggs, sausage, cheese, ham, yogurt, fresh fruit and many other genuine products in the light and airy dining room, on the terrace of your room overlooking the rooftops of the city or in the privacy of your elegant rooms. Breakfast is always included when you book directly with the hotel.
Information and more
The hotel’s attentive and professional staff will be happy to provide advice and suggestions to make sure that you enjoy the Bisanzio’s hospitality, the architectural beauty and the magical events that Venice has to offer.
In 1569, the sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, a student of the great Jacopo Sansovino, purchased several spaces in Calle della Pietà in Venice for his workshop, or “bottega”. Exactly four hundred years later, in 1969, the Busetti family started its own business in the same place, by opening the Hotel Bisanzio, a small hotel (40 rooms), which it has managed ever since.
Alessandro Vittoria, with an artist’s eye seeking a better place to express his talents, chose these spaces because they have very unique qualities, the same that a visitor to the city can still appreciate: the Hotel Bisanzio is located on the Riva degli Schiavoni and overlooks Saint Mark’s Basin, just a stone’s throw from the city’s economic and cultural heart.
Vittoria‘s work can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. During your visit to Venice, you can see also see them in the Churches of San Zaccaria, Santa Maria dei Frari and Santi Giovanni e Paolo or experience their fascination in the Doges Palace, the Libreria Marciana or our historic gallery.
Thanks to the valuable historical research of Dr. Victoria Avery of the University of Warwick, today we can still recognize the rooms where the sculptor created his masterpieces. Among his other work in Venice, Alessandro Vittoria is responsible for the decorations of the Libreria Marciana, the Golden Staircase in the Doges Palace and the Grimani Chapel in San Sebastiano.