About this listing
510 yrs old building topping Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, main square after San Marco. On the noble floor facing canal and monuments, a new modern flat, just renovated by the new young arty tenant who also can be your chaffeur by boat. Aimed at young people
80 m2 flat overlooking the cathedral dome of San Giovanni e Paolo, Colleoni triumphal monument and the Hospital.
Between Rialto and San Marco, 5 mins from both: the most central location of the city.
It allows you to visit everything without spending time and money on transports.
Most of all, it has the best sight on the famous square: the view from the fassade is impressive!
This XVIth century building (the yellow one with 2 floors) has been just renovated: it's always airy, bright and silent, much better than most of venetian ancient houses. The heating system is new and independent.
Fittings are easy but full: all the white goods like washing machine, dining sets, kitchen tools, fans, electronic devices including 50" screen, hi-fi audio and kinect xbox.
This is also one the closest building by the Hospital entrance, 200 mt from the first aid.
Upstairs, there are 2 main rooms (2 and 3 beds), a very nice bathroom over the porch, a little warehouse. Then there's a wonderful living (2 beds and 2 couches) facing SS. GiovanniPaolo, biggest church in town: this house's always been painted and filmed through the history and it's been also camera point, cloth point, camerino for movie sets.
Downstairs there's a wider warehouse and the waterplace, where a private speedboat is available. It's the red one you can see from the pictures: a precious 33 years old proto-piece, 40hp, doesn't need driving license. But available only after confidential treaty, because sailing Venice and the lagoon is a bit intricate and dangerous.
The address is easy to find by the crossroad of 2 main paths:Calle della Testa, direction north-south with Calle G.Gallina, east-west. Just in the middle betweeen Cannaregio and Castello, city's main districts, Rialto, city's heart, and Fondamente Nove, main terminal to the islands and last stop before Murano and Marco Polo airport VCE. If you land there, you can get here by Alilaguna water shuttle with Murano- Airport ticket, that costs half but brings you here in 45 mins as well
This place is perfectly located also because you can easily walk to railway station, bus terminal or passenger docks. No narrow, labyrinthine alleys: you can get there in less than 30 mins by feet, just following the people on the main path, Strada Nuova. Just walk this wider calle on and on and you can save transports' tickets and time.
La vista dalle finestre magnifica...... la casa invece in condizioni indecenti!!!!
E' così difficile mantenerla pulita e decente considerando che si trova in una città così bella e importante?
Anche per non fare brutte figure con gli stranieri.......
Purtroppo essendo la città piena di turisti non è stato possibile trovare una diversa sistemazione.
Great location. Couldn't ask for a better location. My only issue was the lack of air conditioning. Made it very difficult to sleep in 90 degree house
Ce n'était pas le grand luxe de toute évidence mais ça correspondait à l'annonce, Massimo était souvent absent mais il était là pour notre arrivée afin de changer les draps. RAS donc.
De ontvangst door Massimo was warm en Massimo was sympathiek; hij haalde ons (vijf personen) laat op de avond op met zijn boot, in de stromende regen. Massimo beantwoordde de sms'jes in eerste instantie niet, maar toen hij gebeld werd beantwoordde hij de oproep steeds prima. Het appartement is uitstekend, de ligging is werkelijk subliem: hartje Venetië. Kortom, zeer tevreden!
The location of the flat was very convenient and made travelling within Venice a breeze. We were lucky to have the apartment all to ourselves which made our stay quite enjoyable.
The initial directions we're a bit messy so we just picked up a map at the train station and one of the main walkways is clearly marked to the church and piazza. The apartment is much easier to find if you follow that road.
Accommodation was easy to find and situated in a great location with a great view.
Very spacious and a great host!
About the Host, Massimo
I've always worked with tourism. So I can speak foreign languages and know how to direct you: with my tips you can have the best saving money. I can make you sail the lagoon, cook traditional dishes or simply leave you intimately alone at home, as you wish.
I love to host some kind of people and to give them my best. I don't like mass tourists, I prefer to host Venice fans and support cultural trips. I look for brilliant people who deserves good company: slow, wise and learned travelers. Unlucky, most of my guests are 1-2 nights travelers. Nice and happy, but I don't find many opportunities to enjoy the vera dolce vita I'd like to offer.
Anyway, in the original spirit of airbnb, this is not an impersonal, aseptic hostel, but a funny bnb for a full pleasure-stay.
I was born and grown here in Venice: trying to follow our true travelling and trading tradition, I'm a tolerant, open-minded cosmopolitan. But one of the Last Mohicans: i belong to those 60k of surviving real Rialto residents, resisting the 30 mlns tourists' invasion. I'm an engaged citizen: with my community of friends, we try to fight the downtown's gentrification and to preserve its environment with many cultural happenings.
I've also worked with theaters, cinema, biennale, museums, festivals: I know 360° of my city rich cultural life: from the official to the most alternative and underground. I'm an erudite deep connosseur of its huge history and fine arts.
I'm new here but an experienced host, I've done it some years as couchsurfer. Informal, but with important guests sometimes: artists and even a couple of celebs in my life.. anyway lots of people.
I have time to spend tripping, touring, cooking and having nightlife. I've also worked for important bars and restaurants, I'm in love with wine and gastronomy. I can definitely be a good guide for gourmand!
I'm liberal, libertarian and libertine and so are my favorite guests: that's enough. But I'd like to bring them more to theaters and museums.
I like also touring to other locations like closeby historical cities, Ville Venete, beaches and islands by boat, trekking and climbing to the Dolomites.