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Casa del Carro Venice Design Apartments are a marriage of Venetian Architecture and sophisticated design created by Leslie Ann Genninger and Michele Benzoni.  Leslie is an American designer who has been living in Venice and working with the great Murano Glass Masters for over 35 years and her gallery Genninger Studio is located just around the corner from the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in the Dorsoduro district. Her husband Michele is a 5th-generation Venetian Architect who specializes in residential and hotel reconstruction, design, and restoration. 

Throughout the apartments, you will find Leslie's one-of-a-kind creations of vintage Murano Glass  lighting,  mirrors and her colorful artwork panels created with vintage luxury Rubelli fabrics. Michele's love for minimalistic and contemporary Venetian Architecture can be seen in all the fine details of this total restoration, which was completed in May of 2022, and provides the utmost in luxurious comfort, functionality, and clean design. 

Their love for Venice, architecture, art, Murano Glass, Mid-century design, vintage Italian fabrics, and luxury travel merge into one harmonious and unique Venetian  living experience. 


Casa del Carro townhouse has an amazing location, just around the corner from Piazza San Marco, which provides an unforgettable experience for the adventurous traveler who is willing to explore the splendor of the Serenissima especially in the early morning hours...1600 years of history right before your eyes!

These 2 luxury apartments can be rented together or separately for a private and spacious vacation with your family, friends, or business associates.  Rent Grand Master Apartment 1, Grand Terrace Apartment 2, or Grand Townhouse Apartment 1+2, where you can share the yoga studio and the fireplace room, as well as the large terrace with open space dining and lounge area.  A Modern interpretation of classic Venice at its best. 

Our suggestions

Genninger Studio, Dorsoduro 

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Dorsoduro

Fondazione Cini Exhibitions, Island of S. Giorgio

Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Frari

Fondaco dei Tedeschi & Terrace, Rialto

​Biennale of Art or Architecture, Giardini & Arsenale

Biennale Collateral Events​, all over the town

Venice Music Project Baroque concert, Scuole dei Carmini

Glass Experience with Leslie, Island of Murano ​​ 


Treat, drinks & cicchetti


Osteria San Marco, our contacts are Fabio & Luca, 1 min walk

Al Milion, Rialto. Our contacts are Roberto & Cilla, 15 mins walk

Beccafico Guna, Campo S. Stefano. Our contact is Dali, 10 mins walk

Alla Madonna, Rialto. Our contact is Lucio, 15 mins walk

Acqua Pazza, Campo S. Angelo. Our contact is Rocco, 8 mins walk

Al Colombo, Rialto. Our contact is Domenico​, 6 mins walk

Busa alla Torre da Lele, Murano. Our contact is Lele, 30 mins


Groceries & Take Out

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