About This Listing
Close to San Marco square, overlooking a canal only for "gondole" with views of the nearby Grand Canal.
Spacious rooms furnished with antiques and modern pieces. A cozy lounge for relaxing and a kitchen equipped for the continental breakfast.
Our b & b is located in the heart of Venice, close to Piazza San Marco and Fenice Theater, in a ancient building on the first floor with private entrance who overlooks on canal de le Ostreghe, nearby of Grand Canal, where it’s possible to see many gondolas and gondoliers singing,
It has three comfortable bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom, tastefully decorated. The Junior suite has the seating area, windows and small balcony who overlooks on the canal De Le Ostreghe.
The guests share a cozy and large lounge where you can spend moments of relaxation and the kitchen for the continental breakfast prepared with croissant, jam, biscuits, cereals, coffee, tea, milk, juice and yogurt, also available to guests throughout the day.
In the Junior Suite that overlooks on the canal, breakfast is prepared on the table inside the room.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and heating, bed linen and towels. In the bathroom the hair dryer is available. Breakfast and daily maid service included.
No smoking b&b
Location: San Marco 2439 (Calle de le Ostreghe)
Waterboat stop: line 1, Santa Maria del Giglio (without bridges)
Important: From August 24, 2011 is obligatory the Tourist Tax of 3 euro per person per night to be paid cash locally.
The area is very beautiful and characteristic, between Campo S. Maria del Giglio and Calle XXII Marzo, where reside the most famous hotels in Venice and the exclusive shops of the city. A few steps to S. Mark Square, Rialto bridge and the Fenice Theatre and the most important churches and museums.
Nearby restaurants, pizzerias, bars or typical "wine bars" as well as craft shops and souvenir shops.
But if you leave the main street and turn into any “calletta” you will be in a succession of streets, bridges, squares and immerse you in a typical Venetian quiet with breathtaking views in an atmosphere where time seems to has stopped.
To go around to Venice or to go to the islands of Murano, Burano or Torcello, there are motorboats, ferries and waterbus which stops a few steps from our b & b. Also useful to reach Lido during the Venice Film Festival, rather than the Biennale at the Arsenale area, the exclusive Lido beaches or for who prefer the Alberoni beach free.
A waterbus stop is just a few steps from our residence (Gilgio stop line 1), and in the canal in front of us taxis and gondolas.
Other Things to Note
San Marco district
The district with the most famous square in the world
The San Marco district is the heart of the entire city of Venice, the political and religious hub of the impressive Maritime Republic of (website hidden). Mark's Square is the only square of the city of Venice that overlooks the basin , from which it derives its name.
Rich in monuments and palaces, is located in the center of Venice island bordered on the north by the district of Cannaregio, bordered by the Grand Canal, on the east by that of the Castle.
The area easily reachable on foot through the Rialto Bridge ( San Polo ) and the Accademia Bridge ( Dorsoduro district ) .
For those coming from the mainland ( Punta Sabbioni or Treporti) , with the aid of the ACTV public transport services , the ideal stop to visit San Marco and the homonymous square is the stop Ponte della Paglia.
The district of San Marco also offers its tourists from every corner of the world, endless trails that will satisfy any curiosity in historical, artistic and socio - cultural .
To reach palaces and museums in the district and the "Procuratie" ( divided into Old and New Procuratie united by the Ala Napoleonica or Ala Nuovissima) of the homonymous Square, does not encounter any trouble because at every corner of the city are indicated by arrows directions to follow.
Among the major buildings there are the Doge's Palace adjacent to the Palace of Prisons , the Patriarchal Palace , Royal Palace ( New Magistrates ), Palazzo della Zecca and Palazzo Manin .
In addition to numerous palaces , the area offers to the lovers of art history and the opportunity to visit numerous museums, among which the most famous are : the Museo Correr, the Archaeological Museum , and Museum of the Fortuny Museum ( housed in the Palazzo Pesaro ) .
Visit the district is synonymous with the discovery of a rich and deep past historical events are unique in the world as only the city of Venice has to offer to its national and international visitors .
The b&b Giò & Giò is first and foremost the family home of Mr. Gianni Piani; we kindly requests that guests (not clients, but guests) treat it with the same respect they would treat their own home or those of friends and relatives. Furthermore, the rules to follow are not only those warranted by law, but quite simply, those dictated by common sense and mutual respect.
Reception is not available at all hours of the day, like in a hotel; when making reservations please let us know your expected arrival time so we can be on hand to greet you. Please let us know if the arrival time changes in route to avoid no one being here to greet you when you arrive.
Rooms are available from 2:00 pm; if the room is ready before the check-in time you will be allowed to enter, if not you are welcome to leave your luggage with us until it is ready.
You are welcome to leave your bags with us on departure day. You must leave your room no later than 11:00 am in order for us to have time to clean thoroughly.
On the day of departure the keys can be left directly on the door of the room, if you have dropped off the luggage you can take the key with you and after you pick up the luggage leave it in the living room.
Rooms and bathroom facilities
All our rooms have a private bathroom and you will find everything you need in the room and bathroom: Blankets, pillows, towels, soap, hair dryer.
Sheets (provided clean at the beginning of your stay) will be changed once a week and towels will be changed 3 times a week.
Bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily during your stay from 11.00 am to 14:00 am. We kindly ask our guests to leave their rooms free during those times; rooms that are occupied during those times will be cleaned the following day. To allow adequate cleaning of the room and the bathroom are asked to maintain order in all environments.
Take care to shut off the lights, air conditioner, and television when you are not in the room/ building.
We loved our location. We ended up with the smaller of the 3 rooms and it was a bit dark and quite small. Only had a quick introduction when we arrived and never saw the host again. Met some nice couples and enjoyed our time in Venice...
Easy to access all the local attractions...San Marcus square was less than a 5 min walk & gondolas were just outside the living room window! Location, location, location! The room was comfortable & nicely decorated. Monica was helpful giving us instructions & directions. The weather was unusually warm for this time of year & either a ceiling fan or A/C would have made our stay a bit more comfortable! Our overall experience was good & if going to Venice this is an extremely affordable!
I booked this room as a wedding present for 2 of my good friends Kathi and Alex and they really enjoyed their stay. Everything worked out fine, the room was clean and they had everything they needed. The location was perfect as it is very central. Highly recommened place!
Thank you a lot :-)
Gio has been extremely great! Responsive, attentive, humorous and share many useful info to enjoy our stay in Venice. Very personal touch. The B&B is amazing; great location, very clean, shared kitchen great!! We totally loved our stay in Gio's B&B!!! Definitely recommended!!
Everything was perfect. Warm welcome, good explaination on the B&B and Venice itself. the apartment location in a GREAT location, just 5mins away from St. Marco, you can even see gondola pass by just under the window!
great cleaniness, breakfast was simple but very organized (even there are 3 rooms in the apartment). All room and common area is nicely decorate.
only thing to feedback would be we found that only line 1 of water bus will stop at giglio. And it operate until 9pm (if i m not wrong). Nevertheless you can always go to St. Marco or Accademic and walk about 5 to 10mins back to the apartment.
will surely choose Gio & Gio again if we get second chance to visit Venice!
Thank you! any positive feedback helps us to give our best every day.
Just for clarify, the line 1 stops at Giglio always but the line works until midnight, after that changes with line "N" that don't stops at Giglio. In this case he have to get off at San Marco (about 5 minutes on foot from the b&b). The line 1 takes over about 5.00am.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guests that with their contributions encourage us to do more to ensure our guests a pleasant stay!
Me and my husband stayed at Monica's wonderful BnB while in Venice on our honeymoon. We felt very welcomed and received a wonderful orientation of the city and how to get around. We immediately felt comfortable and relaxed. Breakfast was great and we had everything we needed for our trip. I would highly recommend staying here. The location is perfect and the room is great!
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