The location was fabulous on the quitter Giudecca island, but only a short walk to the Palanca pier for easy access to San Polo and San Marco. The apartment was in a nice quiet spot with a gated garden communal courtyard. The apartment itself was beautifully furnished with some really interesting art and ornaments which made us feel just at home. It was great to come back to and relax. The property had two bathrooms and two bedrooms, which was perfect. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable. Great wifi access. Had good TV, but we didn't watch it. There was a really good looking sound system - but we couldn't work out how to use it with our ipod (needs some instructions). Some decent restaurants nearby. Overall a great property. …
Sunny Venice apartment 15mins from St Marks Square
Sunny apartment in Giudecca
Great communication during the booking process - apartment is well located away from the busy main island but within easy reach of San Marco, Lido and Murano- our particular favourites. The apartment is well equipped to self cater with a supermarket, fishmonger and several amazing local shops all in easy walking distance. Great value for money - definitely recommended. …
altana 's apartment
Venetian High Life
Incredibly comfortable and with theatrical views from the altana and big lounge windows this flat is truly unbeatable for a stay in Venice. We much preferred living on Giudecca to any of the areas of Venice, including two flats on the Grand Canal, where we have spent many weeks over the past twenty years or so.
The boatyard opposite provides daily entertainment, but when we could tear ourselves away from the lagoon views, the main sights of Venice were no more than six minutes walk and a vaporetto trip away and the no. 8 whisked us to the Lido in about twenty minutes! Giudecca has a village atmosphere and families live and work here so there is plenty going on 24 hours a day. The Stukey has brought a few more tourists than we remembered but this has improved the quantity and quality of the shops, there is a good fish shop, friendly butcher, several delis, bread and cake shops and a cantina - which we unfortunately never managed to visit as the owner's opening hours and our itinerary never meshed! The Co-op is over a couple of bridges and there are several restaurants - seemingly the ones closer to the Stukey being the most expensive.
Daniela must have provided every guide book on Venice ever published and a ceiling-high rack of CD’s plus a TV. But for our week the sounds from the water, the seagulls, passing boats and the laughter from the boatyard were all the music we wanted.
The flat is spotless and fascinating and I’m tempted to say that all a visitor needs to take is a toothbrush - perhaps someone, sometime might find that something is missing, but we wouldn’t bet on it!
One thing, however, is absolutely necessary for a visitor to get on arrival - a water bus ticket - bar swimming there is no way off this amazing little island! …