Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
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 3, 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
|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.
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!
WHAT YOU CAN DO IN VENICE
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.
SUMMER IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR INTENSIVE COURSES.
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
PLEASE CONTACT US TO FOLLOW THESE COURSES, THANK YOU!
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.
WHAT YOU CAN'T MISS IN THIS AREA
- 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.