About this listing
Double bedroom in the heart of Venice. Very bright and with a great view !
The double bedroom is part of a flat composed of a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The room is very big so on request a third bed is available for €25 per night.
Tea, coffee, milk, biscuits provided
Kitchen can be used for breakfast and fast meals. You can put in the fridge your own food.
Everything is carefully clean and sanitize after each guest stay.
Sheets, towels and blankets are provided.
There is a fast and reliable WI-FI INTERNET connection, that you can use for free 24h/24h
The kitchen and the bathroom are shared by all the guests.
The flat represents a comfortable and neat accommodation for your vacation.
The position is excellent to visit the main attractions by walking, saving a lot of time and money in water transportation.
The location is strategic: well connected to Lido (venetian beaches) and the main island (Murano, Burano..), to the Marco Polo Airport (direct waterbus), to train and bus station. It is a 5 minutes walk from Saint Mark's Square and 2 minutes from the Rialto's bridge. It allows you to visit all inner districts without taking expensive water transport. In the immediate vicinity there are many services and shops (supermarkets, bars, restaurants, cinema, theater, ice cream parlors, libraries, etc..)
The apartment is clean and is heated during the winter by a very efficient stove wich keeps the place hot. You will share the bathroom.
The flat is located on 4th floor without an elevator but it's very bright and with a great view !
After your booking you’ll receive tips, recommendations and travel advices and 2 complete GUIDES in PDF. At home you can find a dashboard with many useful informations.
We lend you “The Secret Venice of Corto Maltese", the most interesting and the most unusual Venice travel guide. It manages to bring the atmosphere of Corto Maltese comic books in the real, common tourist paths… It is valuable part of "equipment" for any tourist in Venice who has the ambition to see more than San Marco and Rialto… Seven itineraries of drawings, imagination and practical advice, discovering masterpieces, courtyards and Stones imbued with history, fables and legends, but also osterias, restaurants and the 'right' places for a drink, a meal or simply, to savour a particular atmosphere or mood in a secluded, magical, 'hidden' Venice: the Venice of Corto Maltese.
We like meeting people from all over the world, so we’re happy and willing to share our experience of Venice with you, in particular all the local restaurants, taverns, "Bacari" and seasonal events. We will wait for you.
If this room is not available you could also book in the same house that one
Another double bedroom is available in the same apartment on request.
THE BEST TIMES TO VISIT VENICE
We love November and January because it is no crowded and you can see the real face of Venice. But Venice at any time of the year is wonderful !
JANUARY: Hat and glove weather but absolutely no crowded, no queues to enter museums or to take the boat. Best time to have a one/two day trip to Dolomite Mountains !
A national holiday, Epiphany is officially the 12th day of Christmas and one on which Italian children celebrate the arrival of La Befana, a good witch. In Venice, Befana is also celebrated with a regatta – La Regatta delle Befane – which sees men dressed up like the witch racing boats in the Grand Canal.
FEBRUARY: Carneval in Venice, what else to say ?
Carnevale is one of Venice's biggest traditions and thus one of Venice's busiest times for tourism. Travelers from all around the world crowd into Venice for Italy's most famous Carnival celebrations, which include masquerade balls, parades on both land and in the canals, food fairs, children's carnivals and numerous other activities. Valentine's Day (Festa di San Valentino). Only in recent years has Italy begun to celebrate the feast day of Saint Valentine with hearts, love letters, and romantic candlelight dinners. Some museums also offer two-for-one admissions for couples on Valentine's Day. Celebrate by going for a gondola ride and kissing under the famous Bridge of Sights or splurging for a drink at an outside table in Saint Mark's Square in the evening.
MARCH: Tourists, rather than locals, tend to crowd Venice around Easter time. But that doesn't mean that you cannot take in some lovely pageants, classical music concerts, and Easter services in Venice during Holy Week. Good time for explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano: stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano.
APRIL: Great weather to visit Venice. The Settimana delle Beni Culturali is a week celebrated all over Italy, in which state-run museums and monuments are open for free and, sometimes, for longer hours. Some museums in Venice that participate include the Accademia, the Ca d'Oro, and the Archeological Museum, among many others. The week almost always happens in April, but check the Beniculturali website for definitive dates.
MAY: Perfect weather to discover the gardens in Venice, While Venice hosts boating events year-round, the warm days of May kick-start the boat racing season. The best-known of these races is the Vogalonga, a rowing competition that accepts competitors from around the world.
JUNE: La Biennale. The months-long contemporary arts extravaganza that is the Venice Biennale begins in June every other year during odd-numbered years and runs through November. Art Night Venezia. To ring in summer, Venice holds a Saturday night of free museum admissions, special events and concerts lasting until midnight or later, similar to White Nights held in other European cities. If you want a beach escape, the closest place to go is Venice Lido, easily reached by vaporetto from Saint Mark's Square. While the beaches will be crowded, it will probably be a welcome relief from the heat. Summer in Venice is heralded by the Sagra di Sant’Antonio, the 13th June Feast of St Anthony.
JULY: Sun, beaches, boat trips around the lagoon.
If you're planning to visit Venice in July, you may wish to time your itinerary to coincide with the Festa del Redentore, July's biggest event. As the festival is accompanied by fireworks and a rowing competition, it is an especially exciting time to visit. After a relaxing day at the beach, treat yourself to cocktails and/ or a meal at Blue Moon (the public beach’s bar) or Caribe (just south of the Excelsior Hotel), where you may even stumble uponlive music.
AUGUST: Venice is simply full of churches and during the summer months many host outdoor festivals of live rock and jazz music, dancing, local Venetian cuisine, broadcasted soccer matches and other various entertainment in their campi. It’s a lovely tradition that will have you feeling like a local in no time. Events mostly happen during the weekend, but watch out for the Sagra posters that are sprinkled around town for details. Venice tends to have a higher tourist to local ratio during August. But some of those tourists may be international celebrities who come to Venice to attend the world-famous Venice Film Festival, which usually takes place at the end of the month. The Venice Film Festival is an annual internationally known film festival which sees a bevy of stars and starlets grace the gondolas and red carpets of the Canal City.You'll find outdoor movies and concerts in several squares around Venice, such as Campo San Polo, look for posters on walls telling about outdoor events.
SEPTEMBER: September usually starts with a buzz, as Venetians return to find their city in the cinematic spotlight with the annual Venice Film Festival. The buzz continues with the Regata Storica, Venice's biggest boat racing event of the year.
OCTOBER: October is perhaps the loveliest month in Venice, when the sunshine mellows and the great marble facades of the Grand Canal palazzi reflect most perfectly in the shimmering water. But don’t expect it to be crowd-free. Venice's famous opera house La Fenice is a great place to see an opera, even if you are not an opera fan. Visit the Teatro La Fenice website for details on schedules and tickets. The International Festival of Contemporary Music organized by La Biennale feature many surprising events, dedicated to the different expressions of space and voice. Beside the founding masters of modernity, many new names from the most recent generations bear witness to the vitality of today’s music.
NOVEMBER: November is our favourite month in Venice. There are less tourists than in other months. November tends to be the wettest month and also there is a strong chance of aqua alta (Venice with aqua alta is unique and fascinating!) . On the plus side, the Salute festival takes place in November and this is a unique Venetian experience. Walking around Venice in november at the night (it is not dangerous) is a amazing experience. You feel like in a gothic movie ! Watch Don't look now movie before coming is highly recommended!
DECEMBER: From December until mid-January, the festive Christmas market in Campo Santo Stefano is filled with stalls selling quality Venetian handicrafts, including nativity crafts, children's toys, and seasonal treats. Food, drink, and music are also part of the festivities.
Guests are asked to be mature, discreet, trustworthy, and tidy. No visitors are allowed.Guests may not eat meals in their room.
Please don't leave the lights on when you’re not at home and don't disturb your neighbour when you come back late in the evening (DON'T RING NEVER OTHER RINGBELLS EXCEPT THE BELL "SANTORO / SALMASO" . Please don't use the owner’s food (such as oil, salt, coffee etc. washing powder, toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc) or ask before if you can.
You are allowed to come back home any time and you can use sheets, towels, pots, plates, glasses etc. and the kitchen and bathroom facilities.
You must keep the bathroom and the kitchen clean after use.
Please don't take long shower.
On the day of departure, leave your room in order.
Please remember to comply with me the time of the check in and check out before your arrival.
Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your stay !
Meine Frau und ich waren für 5 Tage bei Sara und Giovanni zu Gast. Bevor wir anreisten wurden wir mit Informationen zu Venedig, zur Wohnung und mit einer genauen Foto-Wegbeschreibung versorgt. Dank dieser Beschreibung fanden wir die Wohnung im Gewirr der Gassen und Gässchen sofort. Wir hatten uns um 19.00 h mit Giovanni vor der Tür zum Haus verabredet und das klappte super gut. Es ging dann in die 4. Etage hinauf - 90 Stufen. Nach ein paar Tagen waren wir richtig in Form. Also Wohnung mit Fitnisseffekt. Die Wohnung ist wie beschrieben und sie hat einen absolut tollen Ausblick über die Dächer Venedigs. Küche ist mit Kühlschrank, Gasherd, Waschmaschine, Wasserkocher und den notwendigen Küchenutensilien ausgerüstet. Für meine Frau, die keine Milchprodukte verträgt, besorgte Giovanni noch Margarine. Marmelade, Croussants, Kaffee, Tee standen zum Verbrauch zur Verfügung. Begrüßt wurden wir auch gleich von Melenaos, dem Kater der beiden. Ein ganz verschmuster, der mit uns die Wohnung inspizierte. Melenaos hat uns in unseren Venedig-Tagen viel Freude gemacht. Giovanni hat uns die Wohnung gezeigt, alle Einrichtungen erklärt und uns auf einem Stadtplan die Sehenswürdigkeiten und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gezeigt. Er hat unsere Fragen mit Freundlichkeit und Geduld und Humor beantwortet. Wir haben ihn als Gastgeber sehr geschätzt. Sara haben wir leider nicht kennengelernt, sie arbeitete zur Zeit auswärts, wir hätten uns gern von ihr bekochen lassen. Die Wohnung ist mit WLAN versorgt, daß gut funktionierte. Die Wohnung liegt mitten drin in Venedig und man lernt beim Kaufmann und beim Bäcker auch noch Venizianer kennen. Hier zu wohnen ist eine gute Erfahrung, man lebt in einem Viertel mit anderen Einwohnern und nicht nur als Tourist in einem Hotel. Natürlich, man bleibt Tourist und doch ist die Erfahrung eine völlig anderes Erlebnis als man es als Hotelgast hat. Es war bestimmt nicht unser letzter Aufenthalt in Venedig und wir würden gern wieder bei Sara und Giovanni wohnen. Vielen Dank für die Gastfreundschaft. Sara und Giovanni, Ihr habt zu einem gelungenen Venedig Erlebnis beigetragen.
Great location, very central. Beautiful room and good facilities. Only downfall is the stairs but at least it helps to burn off some of that famous Italian food! Giovanni was very kind, he provided us with a map and information to help get around the city. Would definitely stay here again!
We absolutely loved our stay! This apartment is so central, you can get to the main tourist attractions in less than ten minutes. The directions provided on a PDF where extremely helpful and we found it with no problems at all. The room was a great size, bathroom was great and the use of the kitchen was perfect. There is a huge amount of information left by Sara in a big book which made our experience exploring and eating out much more enjoyable. I definitely recommend staying here! The only comment I would make is that the room gets very hot but, it does come with a fan which we definitely couldn't do with out.
Tanto la situación como la limpieza del apartamento y la disponibilidad para recomendarnos todo lo que necesitábamos son de agradecer en una ciudad laberítica.
The home is in a great location! Very central. They are very helpful especially if you don't know your way around like my friend and me. They helped us plan our day from the beach to drinks out by the canal. It was perfect! The only downfall to the home was walking up the four flights of stairs. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend or family member who wants to stay in Venice!
Sara and Giovanni sent amazing information on the best sights to see in Venice. Giovanni who we met- was very nice and helpful. The apartment was very well located, just a few minutes walking distance from the piazza san marco- just beware that there are 4 flights of steps to the apartment- if you have a lot of luggage it may be difficult to carry all the way up. There is also no ac in the room which during the summer months can be difficult for some. Otherwise great stay in the apartment - very clean and spacious room.
The apartment was in a great location and nice and clean. We found Giovanni helpful. he provided us with heaps of information on getting around venice, places to eat and visit. Overall Good Experience.
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About the Host, Sara E Giovanni
My name is Sara and I live in Venice with my boyfriend Giovanni. We are 33 years old. I like reading, cooking, and travelling. We will be happy to welcome you!
After your booking you’ll receive tips, recommendations and travel advices and 2 complete GUIDES in PDF. At home you can find a dashboard with many useful informations.We lend you “The Secret Venice of Corto Maltese", the most interesting and the most unusual Venice travel guide. We like meeting people from all over the world, so we’re happy and willing to share our experience of Venice with you, in particular all the local restaurants, taverns, "Bacari" and seasonal events.
Additional services: Enjoy dinner on one evening of your stay or start your day in style with our fabulous breakfast and brunch recipes or try my lunch box ideas and recipes. The menu features wide range of delicious dishes are made with using only the freshest, local ingredients.
Everything is prepared fresh in my kitchen every day!
Visit the famous Rialto Fish Market with me to learn about Venetian food or taste and make real italian tortellini and italian gnocchi! Enjoy a class of Venetian specialties with me and have a great dinner!