B&B Michelangelo

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Rio Terrà Ognissanti, Venice, Veneto 30123, Italy

Truly authentic B&B situated in the heart of the historic center of Venice, near Squero San Trovaso and a few steps from Zattere in Dorsoduro district; which is one of the oldest areas of the city and certainly the most important for art lovers.

The Space

A welcoming Venetian family will greet you with warmth in they're home used as a Bed and Breakfast; surrounded by the greenery of a beautiful garden and above all characterized by its peaceful atmosphere. The building is also encompassed by beautiful picturesque landscaping and quaint historic buildings. Thanks to the nearby boats stops, public transportation is easily accessible.

The apartment of Michelangelo and his Grandmother Elena, is located on the second floor of a classic Venetian building owned by the family for over fifty years. The B&B is spacious and very bright. Upon It's entrance, the garden presents an elegance in It's history and charm.

The entire furnishing of the house presents a blend of Venetian antiques, tapestries, rugs and woven vintage originals coming mainly from the East. These furnishings honor the tradition of the old seafaring adventurers, Venetian merchants, and especially Michelangelo's Grandfather Radames Silvestri (famous pioneer and master yogi) who acquired collectables from all around the world. This gives a special atmosphere of the historic mansion overlooking the private garden of the house and the facade of Ognissanti church.

You can book your reservation at B&B Michelangelo for one to four people (families or group of friends). All bedrooms (one or two bedrooms) are equipped with satellite TV with LCD/LED and contract SKY HD full options (Programs and movies are offered in English, as well as foreign channels, sports, news, discovery channel and etc…), Wi-fi internet access included.

The breakfast includes: orange juice, ACE juice, whole milk, tea classic, green tea, instant coffee, decaffeinated instant coffee, instant cappuccino, assortments of jams, butter, chocolate cream, cheese spreads, bread, toast, rusks, biscuits, seasonal fruit, and so on. Please inform us if their are any food allergies or intolerances. Of course we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

The room price includes breakfast, linens, towels, and utilities. Rates may be subject to change based on working days, weekends, holidays, as well as periods of high and low season.

TOURIST TAX NOT INCLUDED:

Tourist taxes are not included in the price, so please bring cash upon your arrival (3 € per person per night). For information on tax you can visit the official city website.

Guest Access

You can book one or two bedrooms, (one double or one with twin beds, and if desired two doubles or one double and one with twin beds). If you book just one bedroom (for single or two people) private bathroom with bathtub, sink, toilet and bidet, is your exclusive use. In case you want to book instead of two bedrooms, the bathroom you will need to share it with the rest of your family or with your friends (in fact this is ideal solution for families or group of friends). There will be not other guests in the B&B, just your family or your group. In this way will be guaranteed quite and privacy. The rest of the apartment is intended for use by Michelangelo and his grandmother Elena. Breakfast will be served in the living room, in the morning between approximately 9:00 am and 10:00 am, or of course if desired you can choose on a different time.

Interaction with Guests

Michelangelo and grandmother Elena, hospitable and welcoming hosts, together living and managing the B&B, will always be at your disposal throughout period of your stay. For you a lot of great tips about the typical location of the town, the most exclusive places, of course right location less touristy and chaotic. B&B Michelangelo is perfect choice for who want to live a long or short holiday in Venice with an authentic Venetian family.

The Neighborhood

The magnificent Dorsoduro district includes one of the areas in absolute oldest and most picturesque of the city, also in this area there are the most important museums: Galleria dell'Accademia, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of modern art and contemporary art, the contemporary art museum Punta della Dogana opened in 2009 by François Pinault Foundation (which also operates the Palazzo Grassi). Here there is also wonderful Cà Rezzonico Museum, the Great scuola grande of the Carmini and Cà Foscari, where there is the famous university of economic. The most important churches are the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Church of Gesuiti and the Church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli (a few steps by the B&B) one of the oldest churches in the city. Location are also very famous Squero of San Trovaso (last existing factory where still today are built gondolas) and Santa Margherita Square, main important place for venetian people and students, also where to find a fish market , fruit and vegetable shops, a supermarket and of course many bars and restaurants.

Getting around

One of the areas most served by ACTV public transport, because the B&B is located just a few steps away from the boat stops Zattere, Accademia, San Basilio and Cà Rezzonico. To reach the house from Piazzale Roma bus station, train station Santa Lucia, or by Tronchetto garage, you can choose one of two different routes, the fastest with line 5 (from Tronchetto garage line 2) to Zattere, or the most picturesque and most scenic route that runs through the tourist Grand Canal is line 1 or line 2 to Accademia. From the airport you can take bus 5 stops to Piazzale Roma bus station, from there you can go to the B&B by foot in 10 minutes if you love to walk, otherwise you can choose one of different vaporetto/boat line. Also convenient is the Alilaguna Blue line (public service from Venice Marco Polo airport), and you will be arrives directly at boat stop Zattere, two minutes walk by the house (suggested solution especially for who have heavy luggage). In all cases if you warned Michelangelo in time, he will be happy to meet you at the boat stops Zattere or Accademia, so he can give you a hand for your bagage, and you will understand easier where is located the B&B.

Other Things to Note

Some tips by Michelangelo for a coffee, lunch or dinner at a fair price just few steps from the B&B.

Coffee shop & bakeries: multiple bars in "San Barnaba Square" and "Santa Margherita Square", Confectionery famous "Nonno Colussi" in "Calle Lunga San Barnaba", Confectionery "Tonnolo" near "San Pantalone" bridge, Chioschetto at the "Zattere", Bar "Gelateria Nico" at the "Zattere".

Lunch & drink: "Cicchetti" characteristic at a cost of 1 euro each to "Bottegon Già Schiavi" in front of the "Squero San Trovaso", "Osteria da Oniga" in "San Barnaba Square", "Enoteca agli Artisti" at the "Toletta", "Pane Vino e San Daniele" in "Calle Lunga San Barnaba".

Dinner: "Antica Locanda Montin" at "Fondamenta Borgo", "Ristorante Riviera" at the "Zattere", Terrace at "Casin dei Nobili" at the "Zattere", "Restaurant L'Incontro" at "Santa Margherita Square", "Restaurant Al Profeta" at "Calle Lunga San Barnaba", pizzeria "Le Oche" at the "Zattere".

Easy dinner & after dinner: "Osteria alla Bifora" at "Santa Margherita Square", "Jazz Club in Venice" near "San Barnaba Square".

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $43 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1138 /week
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Michelangelo suggested local public vaporetto from railway station and meet us at the dock to guide and help with luggage. He continued to be a thoughtful host even catering for gluten and dairy free diets. He proved a really helpful map, suggested some great walks and even places where we could buy gluten free pizzas. Wonderfully interesting home as described and well positioned in very quiet area of Venice. Definitely recommend

    April 2014
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Hi Noela, enjoy the rest of your trip! :)

    April 2014
  • Wonderful place to stay, its a really nice house in a quiet area of Venice, the rooms are quite big and really comfortable. you'll find whatever you need. The hosts - Michelangelo and his grandmother - are very nice people, very helpful with whatever you might need and interesting discussion partners as well. The tipps Michelangelo gave us for sightseeing, eating and drinking all were perfect, so dont hesitate to ask him for advise. all in all a really wonderful stay in Venice, we'll surely be back at the B&B Michelangelo!

    April 2014
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Thank you so much Matthias, it was a pleasure to meet you. See you soon in Venice! :)

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in Venice and particularly in the place of Michelangelo. The house is very well located, in a nice neighborhood, at 15 minutes walk from the place San Marco. The room is spacious and clean, but we didn't succeed to receive internet from the room (but it doesn't matter there is plenty things to do in Venice rather than surfing on the internet). Michelangelo and his grandmother were always very nice and sympathetic, and very compliant. I recommend this place!

    March 2014
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Ciao Chloé, apology for the connection, I just changed the providing internet company, now works fine.

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in de B&B Michelangelo very much. It was very quiet, clean, good beds and a great breakfest. A lovely house in a beautiful city. Three days are to short to,see everything, so,I have to come back.
    Marian

    February 2014
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Thank you Marian, so see you soon! :)

    February 2014
  • Michelangelo B&B, Michelangelo himself, Nonna Elena, and Gatta Taitu' are all extraordinary hosts. Michelangelo went out of his way to very graciously accommodate our last minute change of plans, Nonna made an amazing breakfast and I could have talk to her for another 3 hours while Michelangelo run out for freshly baked brioches, Taitu' said "miao" on our way out.
    The palazzetto is beautiful, quiet and yet close to everything, rooms are spotless and very private, beds are perfect. Michelangelo recommendation for dinner was exactly what we needed... what more I can say? Highly recommended !!

    January 2014
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Thank you so much Silvia, I hope see you soon in Venice!

    January 2014
  • We have been enjoyed our staying at Michelangelo B&B very much. The house and the description of the services truly reflect the reality. We received a warm welcome to Venice from Michelangelo and his wisdom grandmother. They have been helpful with interesting suggestions about where to go to eat, how to move fast around the islands and what really deserve to be seen and visited. They were always flexible and very warm with us. Breakfast was excellent. Our doudle room was large, comfortable bed and linen. They provide also WI-FI, bath robes and towels, bath amenities, hair-dryer, 2 extra pillows, LCD TV screen. Very comfortable. Very advisable if somebody wants to share with a Venetian family its staying. We will come again!! Giovanni and Marta.

    January 2014
  • If you go to Venice, stay at Michelangelo's place! He rents nice furnished bedrooms in a wonderful antique Venetian palazzo and is the perfect host! All places he recommended us (for having lunch, dinner, and some drinks) were really good choices, and his suggestions were truly helpful. Don't miss this opportunity, and thank you again, Michelangelo! Grazie mille!

    December 2013
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Ciao Dörte, you are welcome, I wait you in Venice!

    December 2013
  • There is no reason to stay at a hotel if you can stay at Michelangelo's place and here is why

    1. As clean as 5 stars hotel
    2. The cultural experience you get while staying at Michelangelo's place is a plus because you get to spend time with 2 authentic Italian people which are Michelangelo's and his lovely Grandma.
    3. Amazing breakfast which will can keep you running for days!
    4. Really comfortable beds.
    5. Towels and linens more than you need
    6. Michelangelo came to pick us from the nearest famous square, he gave us a map with the best tour around the city.

    I would give Michelangelo an award for the best host on airbnb.

    December 2013
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Ciao David, thank you very much for the wonderful review, I really hope see you soon in Venice!

    December 2013
  • Michelangelo was very helpful. Because of a delayed flight, we ended up arriving at about 2 AM, and Michelangelo nicely met us at the boat taxi stop and walked us to the place. He couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was prepared every morning and the neighborhood is extremely charming and not all touristy... but close enough to walk to everything.

    The only little downside is that the internet is slow and spotty at times. Other than that, the place is a perfect 10 for the price.

    December 2013
    Michelangelo
    Response from Michelangelo:

    Absolutely, we apologize and will resolve the little downside.

    December 2013
  • Michelangelo and his Grandmother were excellent hosts. I've never felt more catered to. Michelangelo was incredibly informative and and helpful in referring special restaurants and wine bars in the city. His kindness radiates. The B&B is beautiful and much more then I ever expected. It's ideally located in the heart of Venice. Fantastic restaurants, shops, museums, and basilicas all within a short walking distance. Thank you so much! Words cannot describe our incredible experience. Thank you!

    December 2013
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B&B Michelangelo, Apartments Michelangelo, Antlos S.r.l., Dalla Pietà Yachts S.r.l.
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I was born and raised in Venice. Since my childhood I have upheld the philosophies of my family: the love for nature, macrobiotic and vegetarian nutrition, yoga, and meditation. I found my true identity through my experience with the sea, I love sailing and all water sports. After the degree at the Art Institute of Venice, I worked for five years (until the end of 2007) as After Sail Manager - Captain Test Pilot for a shipyard renowned for its production of yachts. After a fantastic experience working for five years around whole of Europe, I decided to change my life, living more in my home town. So, since 2008 I dedicated myself to management the holiday apartments that my family owns. I love to welcome my guests in Venice, and I'm really happy to be able to reveal the secrets of my city. I live with my grandmother on the second and top floors of a classic Venetian building owned by the family for over fifty years, where at the beginning of September 2013 we opened a new truly authentic Bed and Breakfast. I'm sure the sharing of my house will certainly be a wonderful experience to meet new people from all over the world and I hope to help me to improve my English. Recently I co-founded Antlos with my best friend, the international upcoming marketplace for boat and yacht bookings, that will allow anyone to find, compare, rent and share any kind of vessel, anywhere in the world. Now the Antlos team is committed to seeking funding from an angel investor, private equity or venture capital to develop the project. When I can, I love travel around the world to practice my favorite sport: kitesurfing! I really like also windsurfing, surfing, wakeboarding, diving, swimming, running, cycling, skiing, yoga, art, golf, vegetarian food, animals, environment protection, social networking. I know, I have too many hobbies! :)
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