If you want to relive the atmosphere of this most precious Venice apartment is for you.
Located at the foot of the Rialto bridge and faces the famous Rialto Market.
It has a fabulous overlooking the Gran canal of Venice.
Furnished with all the charm that Italian design can give and embellished with Murano chandeliers and lighting design contemporary works of art on the walls.
Newly renovated room has an elegant bed and a studio with bunk bed and a third pull-out bed, a dining room with kitchen and sofa , well equipped which offers a wonderful view of Venice.
Two new designer bathrooms complete this apartment.
Rialto was the first inhabited part of what now is known as the city of Venice. The Government of the "Serenissima" was formerly headquartered in Malamocco but was moved to the Realtine Islands during the age of doge Agnello Partecipazio (810-827). This event occurred as a result of the threat posed by Pepin the Short who tried to invade the lagoon in 810.
Only at the beginning of the 13th century the name of the city changed from Civitas Rivoalti to Civitas venetiarum, similar to the name universally known as Venice. The name Rialto derives from the fact that in that vast area the banks of the canals were higher than the average of other islands, much more prepared to be inhabited. The center of power was then transferred to the Doge's Palace in 814 while the area of Rialto, (Rivoaltum), became the center of commerce in the city.
The first product to be exchanged at Rialto was the salt, as it was produced in the lagoon. For centuries the "Serenissima" had the monopoly exporting salt to the Po Valley. It was then the turn of sugar and pepper, the last one considered the "black gold" of the Middle Ages.
At Rialto then came the spices from the Middle East such as nutmeg, ginger, saffron and many others. In the market it was sold camphor, incense and opium. These businesses made the good fortune of Venetian merchants for centuries, until the Spanish and Portuguese opened the route to the Americas in the 16th century, marking the decadence of the Republic of Venice. Near the Rialto for over 400 years it held the slaves market, abolished in the 16th century, yet.
Osterie Rialto (Taverns) called "Bacari".
The meaning of the word "osteria" has changed recently. Until a few years ago in the osterie you could see the older men play cards and drink a glass of wine. Currently the new osterie are very similar to real restaurants.
Those located in the Rialto area instead offer a truly ancient Venetian atmosphere, providing good wine and "cicchetti" (toothpicks). These properties offer the great opportunity to stand next to the real Venetians while they are taking a break with friends after a walk in the Rialto Market.
In the neighborhood there are restaurants and Bacari. We have produced a guide to Bacari and restaurants that can be found in the flat. Being close to the Rialto Bridge you can visit many shops and stalls.
The apartment is easily reachable by vaporetto, line 1, departing from Piazzale Roma or from the Station S. Lucia, get off at the Rialto Market and doing 300m in the direction of the market you will find in the flat.
Our family of two adults and two boys stayed at Maurizio's apartment for one week ending Feb 22nd. The apartment was exactly as described: clean, fashionably designed, and well supplied. The location was perfect, just above the bustling Rialto Market and within a few blocks of Rialto Bridge. We shopped at the market and cooked some multi-course dinners at home: it worked and was a nice break when out exploring all day.
We had great fun walking the area, exploring coffee shops, riding the Vaporetto, etc. Bonus: the apartment has a pretty nice view of the Grand Canal. We liked the action in the neighborhood, and enjoyed the nightlife. For sensitive folks, the area can be boisterous at times and it is an urban setting so be prepared for some street noise early and late (we loved it).
There were a few issues with the place (heat did not work at first and a troublesome front door) but Federica was close by and assisted when necessary. We strongly recommend Maurizio and his wonderful apartment when staying in Venice. Thanks for making our visit so memorable.
Maurizios apartment is just perfect. The location is just ideal for exploring the heart of the city. Everything in the building is clean, beautiful and in best shape. Federica took great care of us.
We definitively recommend renting this place.
Nice apartment with an excellent location, literally above the market at Rialto,and fast friendly service from the hosts agent. Lots of cool little shops, bars and places in the area. Apartment was newly renovated, well maintained, and clean. A few little things could have made it better- the electrical breaker went off every night and the wi-fi occasionally stopped working for several hours at a time- but this is sort of typical for Venice. Highly recommended all in all. Communication with host was also very good.
A beautifully restored and maintained apartment in the very heart of Venice. We were 5 adults and it was fine but it would be best for 4 or a family of 5.
We enjoyed our stay immensely partly because of the proximity of the colourful and very tasty market. I would not hesitate recommending the Rialto Suites.
My wife Jane & I spent 5 nights in Venice and the position of the apartment could not have been better. We were looking out at the Grand Canal straight over the top of the Rialto markets.
What a way to wake up in the morning.....the sound of Italian marketeers voices and the fresh smells of fruit & vegetables - along with seafood.
The place is very nice & neat, tidy and with almost everything with the exception of a washing machine (washer actually means dishwasher).
The whole process was very easy and Federica, who met us at the Rialto Mercato bus stop was very informative and even gave us some advice on restaurants that 'locals' go to.
All in all a wonderful stay.
Jane & Rohan
Wonderful! Really a must to book in Venice: the apartment is central, clear, welcoming, spacious, just like the pictures if not better. Owner very kind, fast on answering, great welcoming, flexible on the times for arrival and departure. All very good. I would advise you to consider cooking evenings or so, we didn’t do it but it could have been a nice experience as you get all the local ingredients on the market downstairs. The restaurants and bars nearby are quite good so no need to go far in the evenings.
An excellent place in an excellent location. modern, clean and right above a market where you will buy the freshest fruit you will ever taste. Bed was comfortable and big. Kitchen has everything you will need, but with so many osterias close by, why eat at home. it's the home you can have whilst away from home. Great communication with the owner.
If you want to feel like a tourist, stay in a hotel.
If you want to live like a local, and in Modern Style..stay here!
i will definitely be back.
Nice flat, perfect for a family like ours (2 adults + 2 kids);
Great location by the fish market, waterbus stop and the Grand Canale; Lovely!
we came here for the second time and it was perfect like the time in May. You are really central. Weter it´s Fondamente Nove for Murano and Burano, Ferrovia or San Marco. Sara is a fabulous host and very helpful.
We will come again
This was the perfect apartment , super clean and ideally situated. Sara was just superb in her communication leading up to our stay. The handover of the apartment was brilliantly done and to add an extra touch some complimentary foods stuff was left. This was appreciated as we arrived about midnight.
Thanks again Sara to a stay that was top class.