Ref. 16141 - With an excellent location in the Sestiere de Castello district, one of Venice's most beautiful historic areas, this apartment is the ideal choice for a couple looking for a special stay on the island.
The 36m2 property is situated on the ground floor of a building (without a lift) that is characteristic of the district, located in an area with lots of supermarkets, fruit shops, and fish markets. The apartment is also found close to the Biennale, between the beautiful Riva dei Sette Martiri and San Pietro di Castello, and not far from the Arsenale and the Giardini. Furnished in an original and cheerful style, the apartment consists of a main room where you will find a double bed, a comfortable sofa and a functional kitchenette with electric hobs and everything you might need for making a lunch with friends or a romantic dinner with your partner. The bathroom, previously a refrigerated store room, comes complete with a glass box shower that is ideal for relaxing before or after a long day of wandering the laberynth of Venice. The apartment has a Wi-Fi internet connection.
The nearest vaporetto ferry stop to the apartment is Giardini. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or simply a weekend on the island close to Venice's most beautiful monuments, this property is the perfect choice.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|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 8.14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning|
|Standard||Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in between 14:00 and 20:00.
Late check-in may be available on request between 20:00 and 00:00.
Check-out by 11:00.
In Short: small neighbourhood, narrow side streets, picturesque.
Highlights: San Zaccaria church, Venice Public Gardens, Garibaldi Street.
Getting around: Ferry line 1 - tourist destination along the Canal Grande, line 41 to Murano.
Why stay: authentic local atmosphere, commercial area with bars, shops and restaurants.
Description: Castello is the largest district in Venice and is located in the east of the city. It is the only neighborhood that does not overlook the Grand Canal. It is named after from the castle that was formerly located on the island of San Pietro di Castello dating back to the first part of the Middle Ages.
The San Zaccaria church, of important historical relevance, can be traced back to the IX century. A Benedictine Convent was later added to the original building, and accommodated the daughters of some of the best families in Venice. There are a multitude of stories about the particularly uncommon life led by the nuns in the convent with parties and entertainment that also attracted young masked gentlemen. The church is the burial site of many Dogi (the chief magistrate and leader of the Ancient Republic of Venice).
The city arsenal was of great strategic importance for the city: it was a great complex that housed the ship building yards. One of the most important buildings in the city is the Basilica de San Pietro e Paolo, one of Venices largest Basilicas, of Italian gothic style, that is home to various monuments and paintings well worth visiting.
A pleasant stroll around the Venice Public Gardens is also well recommended; built by Napoleon I, they offer beautiful tree-lined avenues and various XIX rococo statues, as well as a play area including swings and slides. Every other year the parks host a large, impressive modern art festival the Biennale that is held during the summer months.