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.
- ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:
Unless otherwise stated in the individual descriptions of the properties, the arrival/departure times are as follows:
Arrival: between 10:30 hrs and 19:00 hrs.
Departure: between 10:30 hrs and 11:30 hrs.
Arrival from 19.00pm to 22.00 pm: 40 euros.
Arrival from Midnight to 10.30am: no check in
Extras that can be ordered upon request and prior to or during arrival (but please give us as much notice as possible):
A baby cot: €10.
Additional cleaning of the apartment during your stay: €50 to €70.
Each request for additional linen will be charged at €10 per person
Our stay in Venice was one of the best I have had. I have been there three times and often find the accommodation expensive if you want to stay somewhere central. This was not the case for this beautiful apartment!
It was everything we dreamed it would be and more!
We were met by Francesca whom was extremely helpful and waited out in the cold for us to arrive! Thanks girl!
The apartment itself was extremely spacious for venice and laid out to give the appearance that it was even bigger. We fitted 5 people comfortably! A beautiful view of the grand canal from the window!
It is also extremely close to the Rialto Bridge and a 10-15 min walk to San Marco square.
And let's not forget the fish market below! Such amazing food! We cooked up a storm!
The heating was great and kept us warm on some freezing days.
We had red reviews of the hot water system but had NO trouble (even after 5 showers in the morning). As for the front door, you have to be pretty silly if you find it hard to open. Just follow instructions!
Thanks again for such an amazing stay and we can't wait to come back!
The Power Family
Awesome apartment in a great location. Very clean and inviting. Two bathrooms was helpful. Make sure you have a cell phone with text capabilities to get into contact with Frederica. WiFi was also excellent. Water heater never needed resetting for us. We will definitely stay there again when back in Venice. Watch out for pickpockets at the Rialto Mercado vaporetto stop. I cannot recommend this apartment more.
This apartment is in a terrific position with views of the Rialto market & the Grand Canal. Everything is easy to get to from here. The apartment itself was clean & comfortable enough. We didn't have issues with the wiring or the hot water, but it's obvious that could happen with some exposed wiring & detailed instructions of what to do if the hot water ran out! WIFI was patchy but of course that is not because of the apartment, just for general information.
Great appartment in Perfect Location with Canale grande view. Very clean. Easy to communicate. We would definitely stay there again.
It was great staying at the place! we had a very good time and it is located very central. Right outside the door is the market with fresh fruit and vegetables and the fishmarket is around the corner. To get the freshest of everything you must not sleep in. We were surprised to have two bathrooms, wich is great if you travel with five people. The view over Canale Grande is definitively a plus.
Although I find the foto of the living room makes it look a little bigger than it actually is. And one other thing is, that the hot water runs out very quickly. But never mind, the appartment suited our needs perfectly.
I can absolutely recomend the apartment.
We are a family with two youngsters. (4 &9).Frederica was waiting at the dock to greet and was most welcoming and friendly.She gave us a tour and full explanation of everything we needed. The description of the apartment is accurate and the location was fantastic.
The apartment is lovely...modern, clean and comfortable. Nice and quiet when you close the windows and if you like to sleep in, the bedrooms can be made quite dark.
We loved being able to pop downstairs to buy fresh food. The kids were a bit put off by the smell from the fish market as you went outside but if I had my time again I'd take them back there.
Water pressure and temp a bit lacking but everything else excellent.
L'appartement est conforme à la description, le quartier du mercato est parfait car on y trouve tout, marché tous les jours, bars ouverts jusqu'à 2h du matin. Etc..
L'appartement possède tout ce qu'il faut, il est bien équipée et moderne, tout ce qu'il faut pour passer un bon séjour.