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living area with couch bed

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 4km

This very comfortable and roomy flat is situated on the ground floor very near the Fondmenta de l'Arzere in Dorsoduro. The building dates from the end of the 19th century originally an olive oil warehouse, ( hence the name of the calle : de l'ogio, meaning "of the oil" in Venetian)and subsequently a boatbuider's workshop. The area, on the eastern edge of the city, is one of the oldest islands in Venice and one of the most ancient parishes, that of San Nicolo' dei Mendicoli, believed to date back to the VIIth century. Today the neighbourhood has a new focus, that of Venice's University of Architecture,( IUAV) housed in the ex-cotton mill of Santa Marta, and there is a lively flow of students during term time.

It is situated about five minutes away from the sunny Zattere embankment, where all Venetians love to walk and bask in the sun, especially in the colder winter months. Here is the famous ice cream bar, Nico's, and a good pizzeria .From the Zattere you can easily take a boat to the beaches of the Lido, the dunes of Alberoni, or the fishing port of Chioggia, or to the basilca of San Marco and its piazza, campanile, the clock tower and of course the Doges Palace Of course it is even better to walk there via the Accademia bridge . During the summer you could take a vaporetto to the Giardini of the Biennale. If you are feeling very energetic, you might even take a day trip in a fast boat leaving from the Stazione Marittima to one of the lovely towns of Croatia.

In five minutes by foot you can get from the flat to Campo Santa Margherita, where by day there are several market stalls selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, and which is very lively in the evenings with many "cicchetterie" (venetian style tapas), wine bars and cafes staying open till late. In this area there are also many beautiful churches to visit such as Santa Maria dei Carmini , the baroque Gesuati, and the gothic monastery church and cloisters of the Frari with the nearby scuola di San Rocco with the famous Tintoretto paintings . Nearer at hand there are the churches of San Sebastiano and San Nicolo' dei Mendicoli

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lido di Venezia 4 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marco Polo International Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Santa Lucia 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

The apartment is 65 square metres, was created in 2009 and consists of a double bedroom, a small single bedroom each with a window onto a small courtyard at the back. There is a bathroom with a shower only, wc, bidet and basin, and a washing machine. Then there is the main living/dining space with kitchenette. Here one of the couch becomes a double bed.It has underfloor heating in all the rooms except the single bedroom, which has a conventional radiator.

The North East Italy region

In the Veneto region the winters are cold and often quite dry, but occasionally foggy and humid, whilst the summers at low altitudes tend to be hot and humid. Fortunately, if you are not here in the ideal periods of spring and autumn, it is easy to get to the mountains by car or by train and bus where temperatures are usually around ten degrees cooler than at sea level, or, alternatively, you can go to the sea. From Venice the highly organised beaches are just a boat ride away. You can hire umbrellas and deck chairs or even a small capanna on a daily basis, and enjoy a hot shower and sundowners at the end of the day. On the lido there are many oppurtunities for sport - equitation, tennis, golf,sailing, archery.

From Venice you can make many day trip visits to all the other Veneto towns and cities, to enjoy the beauty of their historical centres, piazzas, architecture and art in churches and museums. You can get to these centres easily by bus, train or car. The most obvious towns to visit are Padova, Vicenza and Verona, but well worth the trouble and perhaps less publicised are the towns of Treviso, Castelfranco, Este, Montagnana, Marostica, Bassano del Grappa and further afield, Rovigo, Ferrara, and Mantova. Another tour worth taking is that of the venetian country villas along the Brenta River. The Lago del Garda,two hours from Venice, provides a great getaway both in terms of escaping the summer heat and for its delightful palette of greens, blues and greys that are so kind on eyes fatigued by the sun's glare .

Venice, Veneto

Dorsoduro is the area in which you will find the Galleria dell'Accademia - containing some of the most important medieval and renaissance art in Venice, the Peggy Guggenheim gallery with its twentieth century art collection and now the new contemporary collection housed at the Punta della Dogana, in a new museum . Of course the area has numerous churches and Scuole of great architectural beauty which contain superlative art and sculpture.,(to name a few - Carmini, San Sebastiano, Frari, San Rocco, Gesuati, San Trovaso, Santa Maria della Salute.)

Once you have exhausted all these treasures, just across the accademia bridge you are into the next area of important museums and galleries, (Palazzo Grassi, Museo Correr, Palazzo Fortuny) which also includes the three main theatres of Venice, to be explored and visited before getting to the area that contains the Basilca of San Marco, the Doges Palace, the Piazza and the Campanile. Then, just across the water are the two lovely churches designed by Andrea Palladio - San Giorgio (go up the campanile: this gives you the best view of Venice) and the church of the Redentore (around which is celebrated the feast day best loved by Venetians every July)- If you are not wanting too much art and culture (perhaps best left to winter and autumn visits?) simply strolling around Venice's campi and calli , using the local gondola penny ferries crossing the Grand Canal, and cooling down with the occasional ice cream or glass of chilled prosecco is a really unforgettable and relaxing experience - for me, the campi not to miss are Santa Margherita, San Polo, Santo Stefano, Sant'Angelo, Santa Maria Formosa, Santa Maria dei Miracoli ,San Giacomo dell'Orio, and Ghetto; but there are plenty of others that are delightful!

Visits to the other islands of the lagoon are easy to achieve, and make interesting outings - besides Murano (for its glassblowing industry) and Burano, ( for its colourful fishing village and lacemaking tradition) visit Torcello, which was the original settlement in the lagoon, Sant'Erasmo ,with its pleasant circuit walk among vegetable growers' smallholdings, San Lazzaro degli Armeni, the monastery island of the Armenian comunity, or even the Alberoni, with its tall poplars, pine groves , natural beach and dunes to take a brisk walk out to the lighthouse in the evening light.

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