Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A lovely self-catering apartment situated on the second floor (fifteen steps up) in a characteristic building of Venice, near by the Biennale International Art Exhibition: it is brand new and well-lit with completely new furnishings. This flat is made up of an ample living room with wood beams, a fully accessorised angle for cooking and one double bedroom; it has a newer bathroom with shower and there is a double sleeper sofa in the living room. There are large, bright windows throughout the entire apartment.
The position is enchanting, central, near Saint Mark's area and close to the "Giardini" water-bus stop (two stops after "San Zaccaria-Saint Mark's Square"), from where is possible to take both the City-centre routes (1, 2, N -night-), and the City-circular routes (4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6) to the islands. No bridges to cross to get there. Very close the Via Garibaldi where you can find every kind of shops: supermarket, fish and vegetable market, …everything!
This apartment is ideal for people looking for a romantic and cultural holiday in Venice. You can easily walk to Saint Mark's square and interesting places of the city from this location, but far from noisy tourist quarters. The position is enchanting, close to the “Giardini” water bus stop (2 stops after San Marco), and also easy to reach the Lido beach. Very close you will find Via Garibaldi which is full of shops of every kind, bars, restaurants. The Giardini (Gardens of Venice) are known for the Biennale Art Exposition.
This property is a great choice for a family or for 2 couples who like a great location away from crowds, and yet just minutes to the centre of the city.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido Island 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marco Polo Airport 16 km, Nearest railway: Santa Lucia Station 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
It accommodates up to four people. It is furnished with all the necessary equipment and we'll provide for you linens and towels; price includes also final cleanings. There are good cooking facilities, italian coffee maker, cutlery, saucepans, 4 ring stove, freezer, fridge, microwave, electric oven etc, everything you need...
Additional Features: TV with Digital Terrestrial Receiver, radio/cd player, DVD.
|Further details outdoors|
Venice Carnival 2014: 22/02/2014 - 04/03/2014
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Rem Koolhaas, will be held from Saturday 7th June to Sunday 23rd November 2014 at the Giardini and Arsenale venues.
The 71st Venice International Film Festival will run 27th August to 6th September 2014, directed by Alberto Barbera.
-Our prices vary depending on number of guests in party, are all-inclusive and extremely competitive because properties are proposed directly by owners.
-To book you need first to check availability by an online enquiry; if there is availability we will hold an option for you: reservation is made with a deposit of 100 Euro to guarantee the reservation and your payment details confirm definitively your booking; As soon as we receive it we will e-mail you the booking form with additional -information about your arrival.
-At the day of you arrival in Venice, we will escort you to the apartment, showing the facilities, the local amenities and give you the keys.
-Arrivals are expected between 02:00 PM and 10:00 PM.
-Settlement will be paid upon arrival, when you get the keys, in cash.
As you arrive in the apartment we will use your deposit sent as a guarantee against breakages & it will be fully returned to you at the end of your holiday, unless any damages incurred.
The North East Italy region
Other towns to visit in the region: Treviso (30 Km), Padova (40 Km) Vicenza & Verona (more than 50 Km).
Venice has been able to preserve its traditional life; its memories, habits and customs of its past, many of its old festivals do indeed still survive...
CARNIVAL Twelve days leading up to shrove Tuesday.It is the Carnival that epitomises city, with its spirit of transgression, its sense of fun and endless partying. Masked revellers flock the streets, theatres arrange special programmes and masquerades are held in the squares. The authentic Venetian mask is a simple black cape that goes right down to your feet, the "Bauta", and also very famous is the - "Plague Doctor" - based on the medieval doctor's beaked face protector and black gown, worn as precaution against plague. Transgression means also giving ourselves the pleasures of the table: the "fritola" and the thin and golden "galano" are typical specialities, a must during Carnival.
FILM FESTIVAL From late August to early September.Venice International film festival is second only in importance to the Cannes festival. All movies are shown in the original language.
REDENTORE Between the Saturday and the third Sunday of July.The most well-known is the traditional night festival that takes place in the Giudecca Canal on the eve of the Festa del Redentore to commemorate the end of the plague of 1577. On this occasion a pontoon bridges unites the Giudecca island to the island in front across the great canal. All Venice comes out on holiday: boats of every kind covered with lanterns, on which merry parties pass the whole night consuming huge suppers, and those who cannot go out in a boat, crowd the Zattere overlooking it and watching the firework display with which this wonderful festival culminates.
On the Sunday a regatta is held in the Giudecca Canal.
First-time visitors may be surprised that from Piazzale Roma onwards, all journeys are either on foot or by water vehicles: no cars, nor cross-roads or traffic lights!
Venice is a labyrinth of foundations, narrow streets, squares, paved roads, channels, bridges and old channels that are now streets; it is not a large city, and it is quite possible to walk from one end to the other in an hour.
In fact, one of the many joys of visiting Venice is simply walking through its alleyways. Waterways are as important in its life as the network of its streets: the canals filled with shallow water about 2- 4 meters deep, used by water buses, water taxis, gondolas and traghetti (gondolas with 2 oars used to cross the river), are spanned by bridges that connects both banks, often flanked by long narrow streets- the fondamenta- that run close to the foundation of the houses.
Observing a map of Venice, you can easily notice that its shape is a fish crossed by the Grand Canal which divides the city in two parts connected by 3 main Bridges: the Rialto bridge made of stone, the Accademia bridge in wood, and the Railway bridge in stone.
For now just wander through the site and dream about actually being in Venice...
The luxuriant Venice, in days of silk and spices trade with Byzantium, is proudly portrayed by Vittore Carpaccio's paintings, which refined views of the city show the splendour of its architecture and life in the lagoon depicted as if all the tones of the spices (from ginger to cinnamon) coloured the lively alleys intoxicated by the bustle of foreign merchants, the swaying gondolas in the Saint Mark's pool, the myriad of bridges spanned at random between countless islands and even the centre of Venetian trades - Rialto Market.
The power of Venice was not exclusively based on Murano's polychrome blown glasses, on or precious silks, however was based on an innate ability to buy and transport refined goods from far and exotic countryside; also its might of the arms was relevant. European economy was so dependent on Venice's Market that it became into the habit of circulating small coupons with average prices of the spices sold at Venice Rialto Market...
Venice enjoyed a uniquely ordered administration headed by the doge, an elected leader whose powers were minutely defined by the Venetians constitution.
The Grand Canal snakes through the city creating 6 districts (San Marco, S. Polo, Castello, S. Croce, Dorsoduro and Cannaregio), and the splendid facades of the palaces that crown its banks testify to the city's history of immense wealth. Although their external decorations vary, the palaces share the same basic structure: the most decorated floors, the grand floor, housed luxurious salons used to entertain visitors; on the ground floor were stored the goods of the rich merchant families, and the upper floor housed the family during the winter. They were built with impermeable stone supported by timber pile that do not rot in the water lagged subsoil because there is no free oxygen that causes decay.
Covering the Grand Canal by boat you can re-lived the enchanting of the old Lady, observing the lavish façades and their different styles. The influence of the Byzantine world is identifiable by their ground-floor arcades and horseshoe-shaped arched open galleries of the first floor and by their roundels with leaves or palm trees motifs. Gothic palaces are numerous in Venice: this style was characterized by the use of pointed ogee arches and carved window heads, trefoil and quatrefoil patterns (the most famous example is the Doge's Palace). During the Renaissance houses were often built in sandstone rather than traditional brick: lavish stone carving, a rounded central arch flanked by narrower side openings and bold projecting roof cornices are a features of this age. The exuberance show the influence of Baroque style: revelling in bold ornamentation that leaves no surface un-carved, cherubs and grotesque masks animate the main façade of buildings; recessed windows and massive blocks with deep ridges give solidity to the lower walls.
MURANO Famous for its glass factories since 13th century, when Venice's artisans were forced off Venice proper because their kilns kept starting fires. Good restaurants to eat fish.
BURANO Well-known for its artistic handmade lace, in this traditional fishing village, fishermen haul in their catch every morning as their wives, black-clad, sit in the doorways of the fantastically coloured houses, creating unique knots of Venetian lace.
TORCELLO A safe haven for early fishermen fleeing barbarians on the mainland, was the most powerful island of the lagoon, before Venice usurped its inhabitants and its glory. Its cathedral contains 11th and 12th century mosaics of the last judgement and the Virgin Mary.
LIDO is the only island in the lagoon with roads and cars, linked to the mainland by ferry-boat, 9 minutes by waterbus from "Giardini": it is the setting for Thomas Mann's unforgettable Death in Venice, which gives a vivid impression of the sensuality and mystery for which Venice is famous. The Lido is now more of a summer beach town, full of beach bums.
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17 Oct 2012
"Charming, clean and comfortable"
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay in this lovely and charming Venetian apartment which is conveniently located near the Giardini vaporetto stop. It is well positioned in a quiet traditional residential area, and within short walking distance to the Biennale gardens/art exhibition area (2 minute walk) and St Marks square (a 10 minute walk on the beautiful waterfront). Reaching the other locations in Venice and nearby islands was also straightforward as Giardini is on most of the vaporetto lines. The apartments owner, Francesco, kindly met us at the stop and walked with us to the apartment while indicating on our map where to find the best bars and restaurants nearby. There was also a great list of written suggestions on where to eat and what to visit in the apartment. We were pleasantly surprised to discover how well equipped the nearby via Garibaldi street was too. It was lined with great restaurants, cafés and a large supermarket. We mixed with the locals there for the evening aperitif. The apartment is clean and roomy with a fully sized kitchen and dining area (perfect for us as we experimented with the local produce and cooked our own meals!). It also overlooks a lovely little Venetian campiello! It was a comfortable home away from home experience and I would highly recommend staying there. We would definitely stay there again.
31 Dec 2011
"Perfect place to experience the real Venice"
My husband and I spent a wonderful week here and enjoyed every minuite of it. It was so nice to be close to everything, but tucked away in a quiet area away from all the tourist traffic. The local cafes, shops and restaurants were great, but we never felt far away from the everything going on in Venice.
17 Jul 2011
"Just right, away from main attractions but they are quick and easy to get to."
A lovely clean apartment with all the necessary amenities. All necessary equipment for looking after yourself including a washing machine and as we just had hand luggage this was used. We enjoyed ou… More
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