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Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 42 reviews

lounge room

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Located in the heart of Venice, in Castello near historical San Pietro island, the artistic area of Arsenale and the Venice Biennale 2011, the comfortable CASA DEA MIRA is relaxing and gives you the chance to breathe the spirit of this ancient town.

From this quiet and relaxing place, where usually it is difficult to meet lots of tourists, you can reach St. Mark's Square in 15 minutes and as you walk there you will see some of the best views of Venice!!

Nearby, in the lively Via Garibaldi, with its restaurants shops and bars, you will become part of the real Venetian life.

Our cozy and welcoming apartment is recently renovated and offers accommodation for a maximum of six people with the following facilities:

- two bedrooms one with double-bed and the other two single-beds (cot and chair for baby available)

- clean comfortable bathroom with hydro-massage shower included

- well equipped kitchen with oven and fridge

- air conditioning

- bed linen and towels provided free of charge

- washing machine, iron and board

- lounge area with double sofa-bed, television and music-player.

Internet with a Wi-fi service is available in the apartment and also in Via Garibaldi.

For children, in 5 minutes you can walk to the local park (Giardini) and in 10 minutes to Sant'Elena, where children can play and you can have a wonderful view of the lagoon.

CASA DEA MIRA was built in the 1820s in old Venetian architecture. The house was meant for Venetian sailors. The location was perfect for them to reach the ships and travel away from the family and when back, to go out in the lagoon to fish. The women and the elders lived quietly in this area, sitting outside their own houses, mending nets and creating nice necklaces with the glass pearls coming from Murano. The children were all together playing out in the "campo", with their very few toys. This was the real heart of Venice, in contrast with the last reach show of power of the Serenissima.

If you need a relaxing and unique holiday in Venice you shouldn't miss a stay here!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lido of Venice 1 km
Will consider House swap
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marco Polo Venice airport 1.5 km, Nearest railway: Santa Lucia Venice station 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

The shower is hydro-massage.

Further details outdoors

The house is provided of four "deck-chairs" to sit outside, in the campiello, and enjoy the view of San Pietro church on the other side of the canal. Just in front of the church there is a nice garden where you can also seat on benches under the shade of the trees.

We also have bought an umbrella to use at the free beach in Lido of Venice, just 20 minutes away.

Further details

At the end of your stay we ask a contribution for the cleaning of € 25,00 for periods less than one month.

The North East Italy region

This region is well known for the opportunity to enjoy nature from the mountains to the sea and is as interesting in the Winter as the Summer. Surely the best time to visit Venice and North East of Italy is from march to mid-october.

There is a wide range of things to do in this area: beautiful towns such as Verona, Treviso, Vicenza, Padova, Asolo, Soave, the Riviera del Brenta's villas, and many many little towns well known for their Roman and Medieval remains.

From a culinary point of view the region is appreciated throughout Italy for great food and is offered with our best wines!


Venice, Veneto




In Venice, in the ancient Tintoretto's workshop, a laboratory conventional etching, lithography, watercolor, sculpture, artists' books…

The printing of Tintoretto has always been a meeting place

and a place of ideas: anime-artists of the printing, during

the years, have sponsored exhibitions and cultural initiatives, have

initiated additional courses and have established relationships with

schools and foreign artists.

We cite as examples of our fervor "les Editions du

Dromadaire "and shows" Notebook for Travel ":

-In 2000 nate sono "Editions of Dromedary", publishing house

for children created by Florence and Pierre Faval Hornain.

The public Dromadaire small accordion books from

original designs with the intent to reveal the poetic world that

its root word in the language of colors and sizes

craft of the book and publishes books and images

limited editions made with the techniques of printing


-"Notebook on a trip" is an initiative now in its fifth

edition: Each year ten artists, different training, technique

and backgrounds are invited to complete a diary of sketches,

thoughts and materials that may be a witness of their reflection

creative from the time when the notebook is entrusted to them until

appointment with the exhibition, it becomes an occasion for

understanding and comparison between the artists and their retinues.


Traditionally held between July and September and include courses in printmaking, drawing and watercolor;

in addition to these arts are sometimes included sculpture, other forms of painting, bookbinding.

Courses are 5 days for a total of thirty hours of class, are held from Monday to Friday,

pm 10.00 at 17.00, hour break around 13.00:

lunches in the studio, teachers, students of varying ages and backgrounds and the artist-chef.

The cost includes materials available for lessons and lunch.


Veiling, shades, stains.

Study of color. Outdoors



There are in Venice also a huge range of cultural visits to museums, churches and archaeological sites and many events organized by artists and the local Council including the renowned Venice Film Festival and summer-long Biennale arts festival.

With the Lido beach nearby and remarkable cultural opportunities, Venice offers great diversity you can even learn the secrets of the Serenissima Republic or how to row in a gondola!

JANUARY: Venice is misterious, romantic and empty... for couples who don't want to be in the crowd.

FEBRUARY: As January but with at least 10 days dedicated to the famous Venice Carnival

MARCH: The right time to visit permanent galleries and museums, out of the usual crowd and a warmer climate.

APRIL: The city is enlivened by Easter and the spring

MAY: Good time for one-day excursions and to follow or participate to a boat race called Vogalonga.

JUNE: The beach season opens and in this period there are many feasts sprung around the town.

JULY: Two very popular festival are taking place, the Redentore Feast and the Heineken music Jammin' Festival

AUGUST: Usually families with children decide to come and live for a while the venetian life.

SEPTEMBER: Historical Regatta, Cinema Festival ant Venice Biennale are the attraction for all kind of people.

OCTOBER: A more livable town and possibility to follow or to take part to the Venice Marathon.

NOVEMBER: Venice becomes an attraction for those who prefer peace and quiet.

DECEMBER: Christmas time is giving to Venice a particular party atmosphere.




- San Pietro Cattedrale

- Giardini Pubblici, the great Napoleonic park, now housing the various pavillions of the Biennale d'Arte

- Arsenale, the 12th century boatyards where the fleets of Venice were built.

- Riva Degli Schiavoni

- Scuola Dalmata dei San Giorgio e Grifone, renowned for the paintings by Vittore Carpaccio

- San Zaccaria Gothic church



Venice sprung from a myriad of isles lying in the centre of the Venetian Lagoon. It was an inhospitable environment made up of low seabeds, land just above the surface and narrow sandy islands buffering the lagoon from the Adriatic sea.

From the very start, Venetians have had to cope with a series of problems inextricably linked to Venice's particular environmental situation: namely, the scarcity of fresh water, the absence of arable land and the difficulty of obtaining raw materials. Surrounded by water and with the neraby mainland often under the control of powers that were hostile, Venetians were compelled to exploit to the utmost their one and only resource: the sea.

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25 Jul 2014


"Quiet and out-of-the way gem"

My partner and I along with our 15 year old nephew spent seven nights in the apartment during the height of tourist season. The apartment is located on the far eastern side of the city in an area inh… More

17 Jul 2014



Great apartment 20 mins from Piazza St Marco. Lovely neighbourhood close to via garibaldi with local restaurants offering better value than the city centre. Well appointed for two or three people, clo… More

28 Jun 2014


"The perfect location!"

Casa dea Mira is the perfect location for a wonderful holiday. Just outside is a beautiful canal and the church of San Pietro. The area is quiet and peaceful but close to Via Garibaldi with its colour… More

28 May 2014



Just returned from a fabulous holiday in Venice, Casa Dea Mira is the perfect base to stay, quiet and comfortable with a lovely view of the canal , went with my daughter Beverley and we enjoyed sittin… More

11 May 2014


"Appartement dans quartier calme et authentique"

Bon rapport qualité / prix pour cet appartement situé près de la rue garibaldi. Proche des commerces et à 15 mn de la place San Marco. L'endroit est reposant car à l'écart de la foule … More

28 Apr 2014


"Appartamento spazioso e confortevole"

L'appartamento è confortevole, spazioso, situato in una zona tranquilla, curato nel mobilio. Massima disponibilità dei proprietari nell'acconsentire di utilizzare la casa anche oltre l… More

23 Feb 2014


"Clean and comfortable, in a quiet but interesting location"

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3-day escape to Venice partly because at the end of a busy day we could wander back to the laid back Via Garbibaldi where Venetians go about their shopping, dogw… More

25 Jan 2014


"Fuyez !!! Très mauvaise expérience"

Nous avons séjourné 4 nuits dans cet appartement et nous avons été très déçus et étonnés des précédents bons commentaires tripadvisor, qui nous avaient convaincus de choisir ce logement. L&… More

20 Sep 2013


"Great apartment, good location"

Stayed in Casa dea Mira sharing with a friend. The apartment was clean, and had everything as described on website. It is a 5/10min walk from Via Garibaldi and located in a quiet residential area. The owner Paola met us at the vaporetti stop and accompanied us to the apartment which was very helpful. When visiting Venice would definitely consider staying here again.

19 Aug 2013


"Very enjoyable +"

We four Aussies loved Venice and this apartment. It is located in a quaint area in Castella away from the madding crowd. There is a local bar/café and supermarket and you are only five minutes walk from Via Garibaldi, a local pedestrian street full of shops and restaurants.
We arrived by train and the main vaporetto (waterbus) stop is right outside. We bought our vaporetto tickets to cover our four days and thirty minutes later we were met at Giardini by our host Paola and escorted to the apt. which is clean and comfortable and had all the amenities that we required.
Although you were away from the crowd, you were only a few minutes away from two vaporetto stops which gave you easy access to not only the centre of Venice but also the local islands of Murano, Burano and Lido. We left Venice via Marco Polo airport and this was made easy by catching a special vaporetto from Garibaldi which is about 15 minutes walk from the apt. (note - separate ticket required - E15 pp.)

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