About this listing
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
Federica was fantastic, meeting us exactly where and when we had arranged. The apartment was a lot bigger and better than we had expected, newly renovated, excellent aircon, sleeps 5 properly on decent beds, very clean. The location is also excellent, just near Rialto bridge and with lots of shops, coffee shops, restaurants etc. close by plus very close to the vaporetto stop for easy arrival/departure with lots of luggage. Wifi was not working when we first arrived, Federica was fantasitc prioritising getting this fixed very quickly and with no trouble to us at all, very much appreciated. We highly recommend this apartment, and definitely intend to stay again if our travels bring us to Venezia sooner rather than later. Thank you very much.
The host was waiting for us at the Rialto Mercato when we arrived. And she made the transition quick and easy. The Apartment it just as it is shown. It really is beautiful. It is so local and central to the markets, Rialto, San Marco etc. Venice is so beautiful. Now you need to know that because the markets are at your door step there is noise and smell, especially fish smell except Sunday and Monday. But seriously, the people of the market, and the opportunity to buy like a local makes the experience. Go to the main square and ask for 'Steve Martin - funny man'. He is amazing and will help you out with what ever you need and he has really good t-shirts. A really well set out unit and everything you need. Thank you so much.
Fredericka was very sweet and met us at our vaparetto exit to walk us to the apt. She showed us where everything was and answered all our "touristy" questions. The apt is in a great location for walking everywhere; very close to the rialto bridge. We had the market at our feet to purchase produce whenever we wanted. Wifi worked great and everything in the apt worked perfectly. Thank you for making our stay in Venice memorable!
This was a great spot for my husband and 2 children (8 & 10) during our recent trip to Venice. The apartment was clean and comfortable, spacious and in a fantastic location. Our children loved the bunk bed and it was nice to have a second bathroom with a shower. Communication with Federica, our host, was excellent. She greeted us at the vaporetto stop and took us to the apartment where she had some fresh fruit waiting for us. Additionally, she gave a us a great overview of not only the apartment, but also some interesting recommendations for Venice. The Rialto Market is right out side the door, as is a the Rialto Market vaporetto stop. We would definitely stay here again next time we are in Venice! Thanks Federica for making our trip so easy.
Wonderful stay- great apartment in great area. Federica (host) was extremely helpful and gracious.
The apartment was beautiful, very spacious and clean! AC in all of the rooms, comfortable beds, right above the Rialto market, excellent location.
The apartment was in a great neighborhood and exactly as described. I traveled with a friend and it was great to have 2 bathrooms and 2 showers,especially after a wonderful day of sightseeing.