Scala Mata is located in Venice, just 1.3 miles from Teatro La Fenice and 1.4 miles from Rialto Bridge. The property is close to several well-known attractions, a 3-minute walk from Giardini della Biennale, 0.9 miles from The Bridge of Sighs, and 1.1 miles from Procuratie Vecchie. This pet-friendly apartment also has free Wifi. The air-conditioned apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment. For added privacy, the accommodation features a private entrance. Popular points of interest near the apartment include Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, and Piazza San Marco. The nearest airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport, 12 miles from Scala Mata.

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Venice, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!


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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Venice
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  • Magdalena
    Poland Poland
    We had a wonderful stay. The apartment is beautiful and tastefully decorated with art. It's in a more quiet part of Venice, but it has bars, restaurants and cafes nearby. Marika was very helpful and gave us great tips
  • David
    France France
    Very calm, as well as only 15 min away from the craze of St Marco’s square. A living neighborhood with bakery, grocery and trattoria’s within less than 5 min walk.
  • Diana
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Thank you Marika for meeting us at the door and letting us come in early to let us know everything we needed to know. It was very much appreciated. Your place was wonderful and made everyone thoroughly excited to be in Venice.

Hosted by MARIKA

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Cozy, bright, quirky and unique 17th Century Biennale apartment with independent entrance in Castello, a residential district of Venice historic centre. Close to the Venice Biennale of Arts, Architecture and Film, to the Giardini, a short walk to the Arsenale and Saint Mark's, it is the ideal place for long-stay or short stay families, visitors, researchers, and remote workers. Scala Mata it has very 'homely' feel. There are some limitations: anybody that faces real difficulty with stairs or has other mobility issues would be better looking at our other property Casa Alma, which has better access and all the facilities on the ground floor. Please be aware that the top bedroom has LOW ceiling. Scala Mata has no outside terrace, but with the green area of the Giardini ( and the playground!) so close, there are lots of beautiful places to sit and while away a couple of hours nearby.
We wish you a happy and relaxed stay at Casa Alma and Scala Mata. I teach Italian, Spanish and English and I'm a translator. My husband Alan is a visual artist, arts manager and a Brit! We met in Kerala, India and we've travelled a lot for work; living in Amsterdam, Cairo, Cardiff and a heap of other places. Now we live and work in Venice, the city we love. We have two kids, Alvise and Molly and a sprawling, multi-lingual, extended family living near Venice, so if we can't meet you personally, we'll try to make sure one of the tribe will! Our motto? Seize the day.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,Italian

Area info

Amenities of Scala Mata
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Baggage storage
No parking available.
Wifi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Fold-up bed
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Outdoor & View
  • Landmark view
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

House rules

Scala Mata takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


From 2:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Scala Mata of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 08:00:00.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

License number: 027042LOC03879

FAQs about Scala Mata

  • Check-in at Scala Mata is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Scala Mata can accommodate this group size:

    • 5 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Scala Mata has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

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  • Scala Mata is 0.9 miles from the center of Venice. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Scala Mata may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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