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THECHARMING HOUSE: LIVE LIKE A LOCAL Writer Madeline Rosene @madelinerosene Photos Courtesy of The Charming House

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ei è un appassionato d’arte? Do you love art? The traveling artist or fine art enthusiast would do well to stay at The Charming House in Venice, Italy. The word “charming” connotes quaint and maybe even old-fashioned, but don’t be fooled by the name. This apartment-style hotel offers the chance to live like a local but luxuriously in very modern updated rooms. The Charming House is for the traveler who wants to feel like a resident and truly immerse themselves in a neighborhood. There are actually three divisions of The Charming House: DD724, faces the picturesque Venice canal, Rio Torreselle, and is next to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Punta della Dogana, the pre-19th century art Gallerie dell’Accademia, and the most important museum area in all of Venice, DD694, a short walk from Charming House DD724 also faces onto Rio Torreselle and the romantic Campiello Barbaro, in the tranquil district of Dorsoduro, a stone’s throw from the Guggenheim Collection and François Pinault Collection at Punta della Dogana, and iQs, design suite apartments in the very heart of Venice, between the Rialto and St. Mark’s Square, just a short distance from the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Apartments at the IQS location are equipped with kitchenettes and cooking supplies so you can cook your own Italian dinners after visiting the market. With shag carpets, lime green geometrically shaped chairs, minimalistic art, and Kenzo accents, the vibe of the hotel, while quiet and non-pretentious, is a little fun and funky.

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