Ref. 17084 - This elegant apartment is located in one of Venice's most peaceful and quiet areas, next to the Giardini della Biennale in the heart of the Sestiere Castello district, and provides the perfect base from which to begin exploring the city. Saint Mark's Square is located just over 10 minutes away, reachable by taking a stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, one of the most atmospheric walks that border the Lagoon.
The 68m2 two bedroom apartment is situated on the first floor (without a lift) and is ideal for three people. The apartment features a spacious double bedroom and a small bedroom with a single bed for the third guest, both tastefully and elegantly decorated. The living room contains a dining table, a sofa and a modern, fully-equipped kitchenette. The bathroom features a washing machine and a box shower that is perfect for freshening up at the start of the day. The highlight of this charming apartment is the wonderful garden that provides the ideal place to relax and enjoy the fresh air on a sunny day. The apartment is equipped with independent central heating, air conditioning and a Wi-Fi internet connection to allow you to keep up to date with your emails.
The property is located less than one minute from the Giardini stop. From here you will have connections to the Lido and the Giudecca, Murano and Burano Islands, as well as Saint Mark's, the Rialto Bridge, the Santa Lucia Station and Piazzale Roma.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 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 8.45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in from 14:30 - 20:00.
For arrivals after 20:00 there is an additional charge of 10€ for each hour waiting.
Check-out until 10:30.
A tourism tax of 0.5 - 1.5€ per person, per night is applicable for the first 5 nights of the reservation. The amount varies depending on the season. Children under the age of 10 are exempt from this payment. Children between 10-16 years pay just 50%. The property owner will take responsibility for both the collection and payment of this tax.
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.