Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Ref. 16639 - Located in the Sestiere Castello, which according to many is one of the most beautiful and characteristic areas on the island of Venice, this pleasant apartment is perfectly located alongside some of the most important attractions in Venice such as the Arsenale or the Biennale.
The well-decorated and furnished 50m2 apartment offers visitors a dream-like stay, and is located on the first floor (without a lift) of a beautiful old Venetian building. Perfectly fitted to accommodate up to six people it has a living room with double sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen and two comfortable double bedrooms with double beds. The bathroom has a shower with rainfall effect and is the perfect spot for guests to unwind after a long day of walking around the streets of Venice. This carefully decorated home will welcome all visitors and offers a true peace haven to relax, whilst also boasting the latest technology such as a flat-screen television with DVD player and WIFI connection to be up to date with email whilst away from home.
For those arriving from the airport the nearest stop to the apartment is Arsenale, whilst Celestia is the most comfortable for those coming from the train station or from the car park. This is the ideal accommodation choice for families, friends or couples wanting to explore the Island of Venice, offering a fabulous base in one of the most strategic parts of the city and surrounded by a setting that seems to have been unchanged in centuries.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 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 7.55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in from 15:00h - 20:00h.
Arrivals between 20:00h - 23:00h will incur a supplement of 20€ whilst from 23:00h onwards the supplement is 40€.
Check-out until 11:00h.
A baby's cot is available on request for a charge of 10€ for the stay.
A free baby's high chair is available.
The availability of the aforementioned equipment should be confirmed with the owner on making the reservation.
A tourism tax of 0.5 - 3 € 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 ten 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: busy, tourist spot, a lot of shops and restaurants, on the banks of Canal Grande.
Highlights: Plaza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, Palacio Grassi, Doge's Palace.
Getting around: Ferry Line 1 to Venezia Lido, Ferry Line 41-42 to Murano, Ferry lines 1 and 2 run around the whole centre.
Why stay: the heart of the city, fabulous setting both by day and by night, well-connected and popular with tourists.
Description: This is quite simply one of the most famous districts in Venice. Its unique main square, the Piazza San Marco, is one of the most photographed areas in the city and the sheer scale is a reminder of the grand era of the Venetian Republic, particularly in the Mediterranean; where it boasted a strategic position and very busy trade.
It is also home to numerous luxury hotels, restaurants and shops, and is the site of both the Palazzo Ducale and the famous bridge the Ponte dei Sospiri. This particular area of Venice has great historical significance and has been an important centre of politics and justice for many years.
Numerous palaces, the properties of the Patrician families of Ancient Rome, decorate the banks of the Grand Canal, and a host of important churches can also be found in this district.
The construction of the square began in the XI century. It was flooded on several occasions and its shape subsequently modified. The current square dates back to the last reform that was made in the year 1177. The cobblestones have been changed several times; the last being in 1890.
The gothic style Palazzo Ducale was the residence of the Dux during the Republic. It was built between the X and XI centuries but their various successors have made reforms and extensions to eventually create the building that stands today. It is currently used as a museum.
The Ponti dei Sospiri (the Bridge of Sighs) connects the Palazzo Ducale to the ancient prison that was used by the inquisition, I Piombi. The baroque style prison dates back to the XVII century and was named in reference to the prisoners who were brought here, and the site where they were to appreciate the sea and sky for the very last time.
Further places of interest in the area include: La Fenice theatre, the San Moisè church and the Palazzo Grassi that has recently been converted into an exhibition palace.