BlueRoom_La Rotonda sul MareVenezia

Apartment - Private room · Via Candia, Venice, Veneto 30126, Italy

The Space

Private Apartment:
The apartment is facing the "Palazzo del Cinema" where the Venice International Film Festival takes place.
It's extremely handy for those who work at the Festival and film lovers alike.
With direct connections to & from the Marco Polo Airport and only 20 minutes to Saint Marks Square from the vaporetto dock at the end of the street, guests can dedicate their stay to visiting Venice and it's timeless beauty.
Art lovers will find the Biennale of Contemporary Art & Architecture easily accessible from Lido (only 2 vaporetto stops to Giardini)
After a busy day sight seeing,guests can relax on the elegant & renowned Excelsior Beach with it's luxurious white beach huts (only 50 m from the apartment)
A short bicycle ride takes you along the "Murazzi", beach & board walk lined with shore breakers made of Istrian stone & Dolomite from the Italian Alps.
Nature lovers can visit Alberoni Beach at the end of Murazzi with it's beautiful dunes backed by a shady pine forest.
For Sports lovers & those who can stay a little longer, Lido offers a variety activities like horse riding, tennis, sailing, rowing, kite surfing & an 18 hole golf course.
The apartment is comfortable, clean, & run with commitment to hospitality, it has 2 rooms available for accommodation: one double & one single. The bathroom has a shower, handbasin & toilet. Breakfast is included in the price.
Come and enjoy your staying


SAVE On Transport!
It's cheaper to buy a pass (Tourist travel card ACTV), so you can travel everywhere by boat and by bus and discover Venice and all the islands. (Lido is the best!). There are 1-Day, 3-days (24h=18€; 36h=23€; 48h=28€) 1 week and 1 month passes. For YOUNG people from 14 to 29 years, a card called Rolling Venice Card is available, which allows you to buy a travel ticket valid 3 Days for only 18 eur! For all information go to (website hidden)

Water Transport and buses go every 10 min. There is all night long vaporetto and bus transport linked very well!

From San Marco square: Vaporetto (waterbus) number 1, 5.1, 14, 2 to Lido (around 10 min).
From the Train Station Venezia S. Lucia: Vaporetto number 1, 2 (along beautiful Grand Canal), 5.1, 5.2, (more direct, 35min trip) to Lido.
In the night Vaporetto number N to Lido. (it goes all night long every 20 min!).
From the International Airport Marco Polo: The fastest way is water transport Alilaguna (Blue or Red line-stop Casino right in front of my place) to Lido.
From International Airport Venezia Treviso, take a bus to Piazzale Roma, then vaporetto line (phone number hidden) Lido.
From Tronchetto, by Car via ferry boat, line 17, when get off in Lido, drive along the lagoon side

on Lido:
three choices: taxi or take the bus (same pass-ticket) line V, A, C, N to Hotel Excelsior stop. It's 5 min trip. Or a short walk (15 min).

Internet Wifi Connection by City Council of Venice:

The best thing to do is get a Venice Connect card online before to come (check the link below). You have to buy this at least 4 days in advance, and it covers the water bus and wi-fi (with discount! and time saved when you hit Venice with ticket in your pocket and a capability to be in touch via internet if need info!). Once you have it you can connect to one of "Venice connect" hotspot near my place and on the main island, almost everywhere!
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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $142
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Nicola made up the Blue Room for the two of us, which was very cosy. There is a little alcove with a lovely balcony feeling to it. Our stay was great, the location was perfect for us: just seconds away from the beach and a vaporetto ride plus a manageable stroll from Venice proper. If you're in Venice for only a couple of days, you might want to look for something more central. But if you want to see something apart from the Canal Grande, Nicola's is the right spot for you.
    Nicola himself is great too, very helpful when needed, trusting and easy-going. Thanks Nicola, we had a great time!

    October 2012
  • I really enjoyed my stay. Nicola is a great host! I didn't confirm my arrival time and got to the place very late. I called Nicola and he met me in 30 min! He gave me some god tips on where to go.
    The apartment is very clean and spacious and is just a block away from the beach. Ts about 15-20 min commute to the center but its easy to get to. I would recommend this place.

    September 2012
  • Have absolutely no hesitation recommending the Blue Room other than I would hate to miss out on a booking next year! Nicola is the consummate host: courteous, informed and obliging in every way. I felt right at home and absolutely secure. Sharing a bathroom with the Red Room was easy to negotiate and waking up to breakfast on a tray (waiting in the small, shared entry hall) each morning a lovely way to start the day. Be mindful that if you're planning a visit during film festival time (in early September) the DJ sets at official parties nearby can go quite late on occasional nights - two out of the seven nights I stayed, for example - but frankly if you can't sleep, you should just get amongst it!

    September 2012
    Response from Nicola:

    Thank you so much, Roberta
    all the best

  • nicola was great, except the directions to get there were a little tricky. i was walking from the busstop a block away, and there was a street mentioned in the directions that had no sign. i passed by it and walked a ways before coming back and figuring out the sign wasn't there, but it must be the right street.

    the breakfast was not so great, but the space was wonderful. it was near the bus, easy to get to the harbor, a bit off the beaten path, and it was clean. the bed was small (even for one) and there is no a/c so if you are planning to be there in the summer, remember to take it careful. heat is dangerous. i stayed in in the daytime and rode the vaporetto at night to see venice. amazing!

    July 2012
  • This was my first Airbnb stay and now I'm a convert! Nicola was such a lovely and considerate host, the room was immaculate and I loved staying on the Lido - getting on a boat late in the evening and going through the waves to a nice, quiet, green town (with a convenient supermarket, etc.) was great. Then I went back in - on Nicola's advice - to Venice in the early morning, to see it without the crowds, which was lovely. The buses on the Lido are easy, come on a frequent schedule or you can walk along the beach to his apartment house. So I loved staying both with Nicola and on the Lido (instead of Venice proper) - where you stay in a quiet town with shops but still have the romance of traveling back and forth on the vaporettos (which come all the time). So - would definitely stay with Nicola on my next trip!

    June 2012
  • After a personally long journey to arrive from our previous destination, it was a very nice space to rest close to the beach. Nicola stuck around although we arrived hours late and was very helpful with information. The security of the location is great, and it was nice to stay away from the crowds of Venice. Also, it was right around the corner on the same block next to a nice (but reasonably priced 8-20 euro) restaurant, which we also recommend. Although small, it was VERY clean and exactly as advertised.
    With no AC, a small fan in the room would have done wonders to enhance our comfort, as it gets extremely humid in the summer both in the day and night. Thats a small/quick fix that can be made if you are staying for a lengthy period, but overall his response, helpfulness and accommodations were great.

    June 2012
  • Lido is a great place by itself: quiet and beautiful -- excellent for running or biking. The location is convenient: airport ferry drop-off near the apartment and easy commute to Venice.

    If you have early flight to catch: NO bus service until after 7:00 a.m. or so. Everyone had assured us that the bus service was every 20 minutes on 24 hours. We waited at the bus stop at 4:30 a.m. for over 45 minutes but no bus showed up. We had to walk about a mile with heavy luggage to catch the ferry at the terminal and nearly missed our flight.

    No Wi-Fi service is also a bit inconvenient.

    June 2012
  • This room was small, but very comfortable. Both the bedroom and the bathroom were very, very clean. The little terrace at the end of the room is pleasant and we thought it was very nice that Nicola put out a little breakfast for us every morning.

    The one thing I wished we had was access to the kitchen.

    Please also keep in mind that Nicola will need your passport to write down your information. This surprised me at first, but he needs it for the sole purpose of legally declaring people are staying with him. He wants everything to be transparent, which is fine.

    Lido is beautiful. We rode bikes around and had a great time scoping out the beach. You can easily walk to Nicola's apartment from the water taxi/bus station; however, with luggage, the bus or a taxi are better.

    Definitely enjoyed our stay in the Blue Room. We recommend it for sure.

    May 2012
  • We loved this place! When we arrived Nicola said "when you leave I think you will want to stay longer"- and he was right! The directions to get to the bnb are very clear. It is a fairly long vaporetto ride from the main train station but travelling between Lido and the main Island is very quick. The home is exactly as the photos describe. Very clean, sunny, lots of food for breakfast including fruit, and it was great to use the washing machine. Lido itself is beautiful and quiet, we wish we had a day to hire a bike and ride around. Nicola is very friendly and we felt at home straight away. Will definitely stay here again, grazie mille Nicola!

    May 2012
  • My girlfriend and I loved the room (simple, clean, basic) and the neighborhood (friendly, quiet, safe). It was very peaceful (shutters can make it super dark!) for sleeping which is what matters most for traveling since you want to be out and about at all other times seeing the sites. Lido is a little bit of a hike from Venice proper, but if you're into the adventure and have time to make the transportation connections (ie ferry to bus) it's worth it. I rather enjoyed the commute between the tourist heavy Venice and the respite of Lido where beaches abound. Bikes are available for rent right off the ferry stop for your convenience or if you prefer, there is always a bus waiting for you!

    Nicola was very accommodating and speaks English very well. He made us feel right at home. A bowl of fruit and pastries awaited us each morning...

    Our only critique is that the weekend we arrived there were some exceptions to the normal operating routes of the ferry service due to America's Cup being hosted in Venice. We had expected to get to Lido to drop off our things and make it back to Venice for an appointment without a hitch. Instead we found ourselves an hour and a half behind schedule. Under normal circumstances, the information provided us by our host would have been sufficient. We were miffed that we weren't made aware of this change. However, it would be unfair to hold our host responsible - even if he knew about the transportation issue, he didn't know we were in a rush to get somewhere! We also had trouble getting on wifi all day - we learned we can't count on technology while traveling. We might have seen some notice online had we had wifi. My advice: be prepared and go with printouts of materials Nicola provides online. Also keep your itinerary loose. Something may come up! Most importantly, no matter what happens, you're in Venice. Soak it in, even if you are waiting. Every moment there is beautiful!

    Thank you Nicola! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

    May 2012
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Liceo Classico Marco Polo, Università IUAV di Venezia
Ciao Sono Nicola, Vivo e lavoro a Venezia come architetto. Sono appassionato di surf e pratico il Taichi da anni. Amo la natura e specialmente il mare, di cui non posso fare a meno!
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