This is a great spot in Venise. Extremely well-located in central Venice adjoining the Fenice, less than 5minutes walking to San Marco and Rialto. Maurizio and Francesca were very friendly and accommodating to help us in our journey.
Their apartment is completely new, clean and cute, very spacious (especially for two people), it has a large bathroom, a spacious bedroom and a nice kitchen. It was a pleasure to look out the window the small canal and gondolas passing right in front of us.
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Maurizio and Francesca were GREAT! Maurizio was extremely helpful during the pre-arrival period, sending lots of helpful, informative information about arriving at and getting around Venice. Francesca, a bundle of energy, met us at the water taxi landing, got us quickly to the apartment and introduced us to everything there. The apartment was small...but VERY functional. Very modern and quiet. Even though on a canal, a small one, where gondolas would wend their way, we were not disturbed at all...seems the gondoliers don't sing there until after 10:00!! It was easy getting around Venice from there...by foot, by vaporetto. And, of course, Venice is amazing. Even walks that "went astray" led to in interesting discoveries. Go here...visit Venice...use Maurizio's (and Francesca's) services...top notch!!
DO NOT HESITATE to book with Maurizio! I can't even begin to say enough good about our stay in Venice. The apartment was perfect, Maurizio was generous and very easy to deal with, and Francesca was just as nice as a person can be while giving us the grand tour of the apartment. From them we learned so much that will make us better hosts in Kona.
In the ten-plus times we've visited Venice, we have never had a better experience.
Beautiful apartment in a great location. We were met by Francesca who showed us the apartment and gave us a lot of very helpful information for our stay in Venice. We would recommend this apartment to anyone.
From the very moment we walked in to Maurizio's wonderful place in Venice, we were delighted. We were met by the beyond-lovely Francesca who showed us to the apartment and gave us all sorts of helpful advice. The place was fabulous, with windows opening to the canal - amazing. GREAT & fun location. The entire experience was phenomenal! We will be back!
GREAT LOCATION. EASY TO GET IN AND OUT. NICELY DECORATED, CLEAN, NO ' VENICE SMELL'
We arrived by train and left by plane. The apt is convenient to both as it is literally less than 100m from the vaporetto and airport/alilaguna stop (same one for both). It took us 40 minutes (beautiful Canale Grande views) from the Santa Lucia train station to the apt. On return the alilaguna to Marco Polo airport took 1h15. This was great for Venice.
The apt is very modern, clean and while I was afraid that it would have that 'watery moldy' smell (like many other places in Venice) ... it did not. It was very nice.
The singing gondolas go right under the apt windows and that is entertaining. They stop at night so we rested well.
Francesca received us and she was wonderful and highly enthusiastic. Maurizio answered any inquiry very promptly before and during our stay.
On the need size I'd say it needs a toaster and a small oven (so one can bake those great Italian pizzas ;).
I highly recommend this place and would stay here again.
Maurizio's apartment was cosy and lovely, one of the best I have ever stayed in. It was well-equipped with everything one can think of, even an umbrella for visitors in case it rained. And Francesca was the loveliest, she picked me even though I got off at the wrong stop as I didn't realise there were two stops called Rialto (with different suffixes). She gave me I maps and lots of information/tips to start my Venice experience all very good. The apartment is centrally located very close to Rialto Bridge, a big bonus, as when it rained I just walked across with an umbrella and it was magical! Plus the passing gondolas with singing were just too good to be true. I remember this one time where I was almost sure it was the radio and I looked out to see a gondola passing by and the singing was from there! All in all, great stay, I would recommend to anyone staying in Venice - go for it, you won't regret it!
Great apartment, fantastic location and really friendly and helpful hosts. Would definitely stay here again.
We greatly enjoyed our stay here in Oct 2013. When we stepped off the Alilaguna boat, Maurizio's lovely friend was there to greet us and take us on the 5 minute walk to the apartment. She was extremely nice and helpful. The apartment itself overlooks one of the canals and it's fun to look out at the gondolas and hear some of the gondoliers singing. Everything worked perfectly and main sites like the Doge's Palace and Rialto bridge are easy to walk to. There is also a supermarket about 3 mins away. We would definitely stay here again!
We had a wonderful stay in this apartment! We loved the location, the canal outside the window, the gondoliers singing opera, the Palazzo in our courtyard!
Francesca was just lovely. Our train was 30minutes late arriving but she was not concerned, giving us all the help and advice we needed to make our first visit to Venice so memorable.
Anyone staying here will be thrilled with the whole experience. It was great to be able to go "home" for lunch or a coffee whenever the feet got a bit tired!
PS you will need a minimum of 3 days, but preferably more time to explore Venice!