Wonderful stay in Venice! The flat is very well located, in a calm neighbourhood, away from the touristic crowd but with easy access to all points of interest after a pleasant walk. You are just a vaporetto stop away from the boats that go to the islands Murano, Mazzorbo, Burano and Torcello. The apartment is bigger than a studio, the room is beautiful and confortable, and the kitchen is very well equipped if you like to cook. The host is always quick to answer by email of text messages if you have questions. You might meet his mother when you check-in, so a little Italian language basis could be helpful! ;)
My girl flew in from Berlin and I from London. Alvise was very happy to meet her instead of me and also to change times at which he met. Ultimately, his mother also helped out as my girl changed her plans again. So they're very helpful.
The flat was large and clean with great facilities. The bed was comfortable.
Note: the WiFi password is quite long and the hot water takes a while to come on in the morning - get Alvise to point out how this works.
The flat is well located, overlooking Orto pier - so easy to get to from the airport by ferry or you can take the EUR6 bus to Piazzale Roma and walk up.
There are some great little bars nearby if you head west along Fondamenta Misericordia. There's also a nice walking route down to Rialto Bridge & San Marco if you head East or cross at Strada Nova.
We hope to go back and stay in summer.
Nuestra estadía en lo Alvise fue genial. Nos recibió su mamá, quien fue muy, pero muy amable y nos explicó todo claramente. El departamento es amplio y a la vuelta del vaporetto, lo cual es muy cómodo, y está en una zona tranquila. Muchisimas gracias Alvise y a su mamá!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A lovely apartment ,good position,good host,close to shops,waterbuses,and the old jewish ghetto.
One world of advise you may need wellingtons at high tide.
Highly recommended.The pictures do not do it any favour.
Alvise's apartment was wonderful. It is located in the north of Venice, amidst beautiful scenery and great cafés, which makes it perfect to walk to almost any place in the city. The apartment itself was very spacious and much more comfortable than I had anticipated (based on other airbnb experiences). The bed was really cozy and the kitchen was ideal for cooking. Alvise was also a great host and immediately told me that I can contact him if I should have a question or a concern. All in all, our stay was really a wonderful experience and I would love to come back to Alvise's place whenever I visit Venice again.
This was a great find for us, and Alvise was a great host.
He met us as arranged at the water bus stop and took us to the apartment which was just around the corner. Up five flights of stairs - with a view of the North Lagoon from the windows on the way up, the apartment had all we needed. We really enjoyed both the flat and the neighborhood, away from all the tourists, yet accessible to everything: nearby restaurants, bars, supermarkets, etc. We felt quite safe strolling the paths and alleyways both during the day and at night. Alvise was available on email and responsive when needed.
We had such a wonderful stay at Alvise's flat! He is located right in the heart of Venice, and was so very kind. He met us about 20 min from his flat and helped walk us there all while carrying my bags for me (which I really appreciated because I was pretty exhausted!). His flat had just enough room for us and was nice and cozy. When we forgot how to work the heater, he had his father come out immediately and show us again. He is a super nice man with a wonderful place to stay if you want to visit the beautiful city of Venice. I highly recommend.
Nice apartment. Located in a quiet area near the water bus stop.
Good for the value. Alvise's family was great. Apartment could use some dusting and cleaning out of the cabinets. Great location - away from tourist hell but everything is accessible. Last night the hot water didn't work but Alvie's offered to send someone to fix it - really great value, though since you get an entire apartment.