Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ref. 10966 - This apartment is in Venice, right in the centre of the city, very near the famous Rialto bridge. You can reach the city's main monuments on foot very easily from the apartment. In the surrounding area there are lots of shops of every kind; restaurants, pizza places (trattorie), Internet cafés etc. in the mornings there are also fish and fruit markets. The apartment's maximum capacity is four people. The apartment itself is on the first floor of quite a big building; it has a separate hallway into it, as the other apartment has, which can be accessed through a small inner courtyard area. The apartment, as well as the entire building, has been completely and radically revamped. The apartment has wooden beams on show and doors with old stone door frames. The main door is reinforced. The windows are double-glazed and look out over a small, sunny square. A bit out of the way, you can see the Grand Canal, with the passing of the boats. Also near the apartment is the water boat stop “Rialto-mercato”, which goes along the entire Grand Cana: this is the city's most important water boat line. The apartment has a surface area of approximately 75 m2. Inside, as this is an old building (but, as has already been said, it has been completely revamped) there are two uneven floor parts, which overlap each other with two steps in between the two. The apartment also includes a small hallway, a spacious living room with a cooking area with an electric oven, a gas fire, a fridge with a freezer etc. a double bed, a second bedroom and the option to add another one if required, a bathroom with a toilet, a bidet and a huge shower and a utility room where you can find the boiler for the apartment's heating, as well as a washing machine. There is a small colour TV. The furniture is simple but is of good quality (all the furniture is purely wooden). Bed linen is also provided, as well as towels for the bathroom and a table mat for the table.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 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 7.45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
In Short: old, historical, elegant, busy.
Highlights: Rialto Bridge, Campo San Polo, Museum of Modern and Oriental Art.
Getting around: bus line 5 from Piazzale Rome to the Marco Polo Airport, ferry line 1 and 82 along the Grand Canal.
Why stay: great variety of restaurants and bars, prestigous and elegant area of Santa Cruz, fabulous connection with airports and the centre.
Description: San Polo is the smallest district in Venice and yet it is one of the oldest and most historically important. It includes the area of the Rialto which is bordered by the Grand Canal. In the IX century the very first venetians settled in the small islands known as the Rivus Altos or the Rialto that in just a few years became its centre, and the commercial and cultural hub of the whole city. In the following centuries wholesale and retail markets flourished, as did the shops selling luxury items and the banks, both public and private. Maritime insurance companies and specialist commercial and industrial tribunals also established their headquarters in the area. San Polo is still one of the liveliest districts in the city with its narrow little streets and numerous shops, bars and typical restaurants. The area is home to the famous and oldest bridge in Venice, the Ponte de Rialto. When the market in the Rialto grew in popularity a bridge was necessary to connect the two sides of the city and provide access to its tradesman. In 1181 a bridge was constructed out of boats, was later replaced by a wooden version around 1250, and in 1524 became the construction that is still standing today. A visit to the Campo San Polo is essential; one of the most famous squares in Venice. Formerly it was the site of different ceremonies and dog and bull fighting contests. It also marks the place Lorenzo de Medici was assassinated in 1548. Since 1979 the square is one of the central points of the famous Venetian carnival.