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Casa Bianca al Mare (VE)

by Clara Galanti
Casa Bianca al Mare (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Casa Bianca al Mare, the most ancient boutique hotel in Jesolo, boasts a 100-year-old story full of wonderful memories of movie shootings, international celebrities' stays and magical sunsets spent at its gourmet restaurant overlooking the sea.

With its authentic style reminiscent of the Belle Époque and sober elegance, all played on shades of white and blue, Casa Bianca al Mare is a real jewel set between the sea and the centuries-old trees that surround it. With only 37 rooms, including 30 suites and junior suites, the boutique hotel is an authentic oasis of peace in the center of Lido di Jesolo.

Chosen as a film set by the greatest Italian directors such as Pietro Germi, for his famous Signore e Signori, and by Massimo D’Alatri, for his delightful comedy Americano Rosso, many artists and personalities from the international jet set stayed at Casa Bianca including Mina, Domenico Modugno and the Rolling Stones who have even recorded some songs right here. However, the presence that most attracted fame and the elites to the boutique hotel was Gabriele D’Annunzio who loved to stay here, surrounded by the most illustrious personalities of those years.

Casa Bianca al Mare (VE) — Veneto Secrets
Casa Bianca al Mare (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Casa Bianca has always been every hotel owner’s dream, the Roll’s Royce of hotels. Dad would be proud to know that now it is part of our group.

(Daniel Menazza, owner)

Built in 1923, Casa Bianca has recently been restored, thanks to a partnership between the entrepreneur Mario Moretti Polegato and the historic family of local hoteliers Menazza, with the aim of soon joining the exclusive Relais & Chateaux association. The renovations and restyling of the interiors, together with the design of the gourmet restaurant Amarmio, have been entrusted to the architect Rosario Picciotto of the RPC8 studio in Rome.

Its uniqueness is already noticeable upon entering the splendid Liberty-style hall with its stunning twin arched exits, one looking towards the park and the other toward the beach. The precious sofa at the center of the room was created by the fashion designer Kenzo, a dear friend of the Polegato family, together with various design objects that belonged to his private home. On the walls, you can admire the sketches of some clothes also designed by the Japanese designer.

The panoramic déhor, where the private swimming pool is located, houses a statue of the famous artist Igor Mitoraj that gazes placidly towards the sea. The restyling of the rooms reinterprets the romantic atmospheres of the original interiors with lampshades that embellish the bedside tables, precious natural fabrics for the upholstery and a color palette inspired by marine atmospheres.

Casa Bianca al Mare (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Amarmio, the gourmet restaurant of Casa Bianca, located in the beautiful terrace overlooking the beach, today is considered one of the most beautiful (and good) seaside restaurants in Jesolo. Designed by creating a sophisticated bioclimatic pergola with retractable windows, it offers an environment full of natural light and suggestions which make it very romantic at dinner time. Led by chef Alessio Rigon, it follows a philosophy based on local excellences, such as Adriatic fish, and the absolute freshness of the products.

Traditional recipes, such as fried sardines breaded with corn pan, fried fish or the famous risotto Amarmio are flanked by contemporary dishes with impeccable cooking where the flavor of the seasonal products remains the protagonist.

Always on the menu, you can also find the fabulous raw fish selections, including fresh oysters like the French classics Gillardeau and Royale, the Irish Gran Cru Regal Oro and the Italian Gran Cru Perla del Delta.

The wine list, curated with passion by the sommelier Gaetano Cataldo, is original and refined, preferring small producers as well as top international wineries. The delightful blue wooden boxes that contain the cutlery, which have already become a sought-after collectible for customers, are handcrafted and personalized with verses of poems and songs that tell us the soul of this very special place.

Casa Bianca al Mare (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Today Casa Bianca al Mare is the only example of historic architecture that survived the urbanization of Jesolo that has recently developed following a more modernist and metropolitan trend with the aim of becoming the “city of the future”. Thus, among skyscrapers and contemporary design projects, Casa Bianca al Mare stands out with its timeless charm like a fairytale castle on the sea.

The Secret

The history of the Menazza family has always been linked to Casa Bianca; in fact, in the 1940s, Daniel’s grandmother was working there. When the family bought the Colombo Hotel, located just behind it, his father used to show his family this beautiful building, dreaming one day of being able to manage it.

Useful Info

Casa Bianca al Mare
Piazzetta Casa Bianca 1
30016 Jesolo, Venezia
Tel. +39 0421 1890759

Rooms: from 340 euro, breakfast included
Suites: from 460 euro, breakfast included

Restaurant Amarmio

Tasting menus: from 80 euro excluding wines
Appetizers and first courses: from 18 euro
Main courses: from 25 euro
A light lunch menu is also available

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