Ref. 5571 - Our property is a lovely new restored flat composed of a small hall, a well equipped kitchen, a double bedroom, a single room with a convertible bed-settee and a luminous bathroom with shower. Everything is ready for You: the bedroom linen, the towels and the blankets. The guests will find a food-welcome on their arrival for a better spending of the first hours in the apartment. The apartment is on the first floor of a traditional old building overlooking the large Calle Ca' Foscari. It's surrounded by beatiful Venetian landmarks such as the Academy Galleries, the Church of Frari, the old School of S. Rocco in a very quiet but lively area provided with restaurants, really inviting cake shops and smart original little shops. Everything will make you feel physilcally relaxed, offering a good standard of confort and service. AREA: It's easy to reach it from the railway station and the car parking ( Piazzale Roma) on foot or by Vaporetto ( Venetian means of transport along the town main channel) as well as from the airport.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marco Polo Airport 7.98 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
In Short: old, historical, elegant, busy.
Highlights: Rialto Bridge, Campo San Polo, Museum of Modern and Oriental Art.
Getting around: bus line 5 from Piazzale Rome to the Marco Polo Airport, ferry line 1 and 82 along the Grand Canal.
Why stay: great variety of restaurants and bars, prestigous and elegant area of Santa Cruz, fabulous connection with airports and the centre.
Description: San Polo is the smallest district in Venice and yet it is one of the oldest and most historically important. It includes the area of the Rialto which is bordered by the Grand Canal. In the IX century the very first venetians settled in the small islands known as the Rivus Altos or the Rialto that in just a few years became its centre, and the commercial and cultural hub of the whole city. In the following centuries wholesale and retail markets flourished, as did the shops selling luxury items and the banks, both public and private. Maritime insurance companies and specialist commercial and industrial tribunals also established their headquarters in the area. San Polo is still one of the liveliest districts in the city with its narrow little streets and numerous shops, bars and typical restaurants. The area is home to the famous and oldest bridge in Venice, the Ponte de Rialto. When the market in the Rialto grew in popularity a bridge was necessary to connect the two sides of the city and provide access to its tradesman. In 1181 a bridge was constructed out of boats, was later replaced by a wooden version around 1250, and in 1524 became the construction that is still standing today. A visit to the Campo San Polo is essential; one of the most famous squares in Venice. Formerly it was the site of different ceremonies and dog and bull fighting contests. It also marks the place Lorenzo de Medici was assassinated in 1548. Since 1979 the square is one of the central points of the famous Venetian carnival.