Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Ref. 17191 - In the heart of Venice, next to Saint Mark's Square and close to the Rialto Bridge, you will find this elegant apartment that has been decorated in a traditional Venetian style and which is equipped with all the home comforts. The apartment can accommodate up to 6 people and is located in one of Venice's most exclusive areas, between Bacino Orseolo and Frezzeria and next to stores belonging to some of the leading international fashion labels.
The parquet flooring, the wooden roof beams and the elegant details all combine to give the property a unique feel and ensure you have a special stay in Venice.
The 70m2 apartment is situated on the second floor and features a bright and spacious living room with a fabulous decorative chimney and a double sofa-bed. The kitchen comes well-equipped with gas hobs and an oven for preparing your favourite dishes. The sleeping area consists of a double bedroom with a Venetian style bed and a second bedroom with two single beds. For greater comfort the apartment possesses two bathrooms, both equipped with showers. One is found on the lower floor whilst the other is found on the upper floor, along with a laundry room and a drying rack. The apartment also features a free Wi-Fi internet connection.
To reach the apartment from the mainland you need only take the vaporetto and get off at the San Marco Vallaresso. Here you will find yourself in the heart of the Sestiere di San Marco district, in the midst of one of the world's most beautiful squares.
|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 7.97 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in between 14:00 and 20:00.
Late check-in between 20:00 and 23:30 available for a supplement of €20, whilst after 23:30 the charge increases to €40.
Check-out by 11:00.
Cot available on request for a supplement of €10 per day.
The availability of the above mentioned equipment must be confirmed directly with the owner prior to the arrival date, otherwise it cannot be guaranteed.
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.