HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Charming nights near San Marco and the Biennale

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds, WIFI gratis, in the oldest district

In the historical center of Venice, close to San Marco Square and the Biennale Garden, inside the magical web of streets that connect Riva degli Schiavoni to Arsenal, you find 'Al Pestrin', your home in Venice. It is equipped with internet wi-fi. It has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with sofa/bed and pouf/bed, bathroom with tub, washer and dryer, double bedroom, single bedroom with extra bed. Al Pestrin is well served by supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, shops, banks, baccari (the typical Venetian bars) etc. It is a delightful apartment, bright because it is the 3 rd floor (no elevator), and from its windows you can enjoy a splendid view of the altane, terraces built wooden blinds on the roofs.

Claudia Bacchi
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Claudia Bacchi

I have a degree in Architecture. My profession is journalist. I love to travel.

Why Claudia Bacchi chose Castello

It was the apartment in which my husband lived before marriage.

What makes this apartment unique

It 's very bright and very close to Piazza San Marco and the Biennale Gardens. In the morning and in the evening, you can watch the magnificent spectacle of sunrise and sunset along the Riva degli Schiavoni, with the sun rising from the east and sets in the west reflecting on the water of the lagoon.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castello in Venice-Murano-Burano

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a bath and equipped with a washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Soggiorno 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The master bedroom is very large and has a double bed, desk and large closet. The bedroom has a queen bed and a second. The living room has an ottoman / bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

48% Complete
37% Complete
7% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
Nights of charm close to San Marco and Biennale
average rating of 4.259259 based on 27 reviews


  • 3 of 5

The apartment is comfortable and spacious.

We were surprised that there was no soap in the bathroom.The quality of the towels could use improvement.

It is close to many attractions but in a fairly quiet neighbourhood.

If you have a heavy bag you will have to carry it up several floors!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Bragora exchanting!

  • 4 of 5

The area was charming and filled with marvelous restaurants that we haven't discovered on previous visits.......while there were the usual tourist places one only had to look to find where the locals had cappuccini and where they shopped for meat and produce.......the apartment was bright and spacious and had all the cooking utensils needed if you wanted to shop at the butcher downstairs (who had delicious EVERYTHING).........the bed was comfortable and living area perfect.......the wifi always worked and sofa was comfortable.........drying racks for clothes after a morning run down to St. Elena island along Schiavioni..........plenty of towels and linens and Nadia greeted us with warmth and efficiency.......

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great value & location, reliable WIFI and AC

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with four other girls during a study abroad trip for 6 weeks. It met our needs, and had reliable AC/internet. It was about a five minute walk from the Arsenale stop, and was not extremely crowded with tourists. Claudia was out of the country when we stayed, but she made sure we had a contact in Venice that could help us. The contact was very responsive, and fixed our AC right away when it did not work. While the property does sleep five, it is better suited for a maximum of four if you plan on staying for a long time like I did. Communication with Claudia herself could have been a little better in the beginning, but overall I cannot complain! If I ever needed to live in Venice again, I would consider booking the place again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Close to the Action and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

My wife, daughter and I spent three days at this property from May 16-19, 2017. Prior to our arrival the owner had supplied us with lots of helpful information dealing with apartment location, nearby restaurants, etc.

The apartment itself was clean and well appointed. It is a third floor walk-up so leave your heavy bags at home. (On the other hand, it did help ready us for a hike of the National Park trails we made later in Vernazza.) The apartment is in a neighborhood area and one has the feel of being a "visiting local". A nice little restaurant immediately downstairs wafted enticing smells upward in the evening and church bells and birds awoke us every morning. It is located just a short walk from the waterfront landings (isn't everything in Venice?) and is an easy walk to San Marco. There are lots of stopping places along the way for pizza and beverages. There are also two very historic hotels along the way . . . see if you can find them. We weren't in the apartment a whole lot as for us it was mainly a place to spend the night and nap. There was always plenty of hot water for showers and the beds are comfortable. I think this property is a good value for the money when one cost compares with comparable places closer to the square.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend a Vivaldi concert at the one of the churches -- unforgettable!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean spacious apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean apartment with three rooms, perfect for the family vocation. Very equipped with spacious kitchen. Located in a cosy Venice district, close to Biennale exhibitions.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Perfect Location and a perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in Claudia's apartment very much. It was perfect for us – light and airy. The apartment is very well appointed, clean, and with everything there that we needed.

There are cafes close by and a supermarket in Fondamenta S. Giorgio Schiavone. Al Canton del Vin is in Salizada San Francesco where you can buy wine by the litre in your own plastic bottle – very good value. Also there are other good local shops here.

Arriving on the Waterbus from the airport to Arsenale is a wonderful way to arrive in Venice.

The location is good, quiet and local, away from the crowds yet close for all we wanted to see with good walks around the area :–

The Architecture Biennale. The exhibitions in the Punta Della Dogana and the Palazzo Grassi. The Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco and many other churches.

We found very good restaurants – Trattoria Jonny in Campo delle Gatte which is close by – we ate there twice. We had a nice walk along the Fondamenta Nuova to Osteria Anice Stellato in Canneregia – a very good restaurant with an inventive menu. The Trattoria dai Tosi in Seco Marina, Castello for great pizza and close to the Biennale. The Al Storico da Crea in a boatyard on Giudecca – great food and wonderful views across the Lagoon – sit outside.

On our day of arrival we ate at Trattoria alla Nuova Speranza in Campo Ruga, Castello – sarde soar and grilled spigola a perfect start to our visit and and an interesting short walk from the apartment along the Via Garibaldi and then through a few back streets – the real Venice! Afterwards we visited San Pietro in Castello which was Venice's cathedral from 1451 to 1807 – so peaceful.

The last evening we went to a Vivaldi concert by Interpreti Veneziani in Chiesa San Vidal which was outstanding!

We had a wonderful cultural time and gastronomic delights in Venice.

Thank you for being able to rent your apartment and making our stay so relaxed.

Hopefully see you next year.


Philip, Mary and Isabel

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mr Philip, mi fa molto piacere aver contribuito a rendere gradevole la vostra vacanza. In effetti, l'appartamento è luminoso, arieggiato e situato una zona perfetta per visite ed escursioni. Queste sono le sue principali caratteristiche. Venezia vi aspetta ancora.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Marco Polo - Tessera
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Venezia Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Venezia Mestre
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres

Central but quiet, because in a street outside the noisy of domestic tourists, the apartment is located in one of the oldest area of Venice, where you meet venetians more than tourists. If you walk along Riva degli Schiavoni, fantastic when the lagoon is illuminated by the morning sun, and go to the Gardens of the Biennale, encounters the picturesque Via Garibaldi, very Venetian and unknown to the mass tourism, , which is typical for its restorants, its local market and the oldest fish shops. I advise you to have breakfast there in one of its many cafes. However, if you go to Piazza San Marco (you reach really in 10 minutes), you immerse yourself in the best-known Venice which needs no introduction. If you try an alternative way to visit the city, you can miss you inside the labyrinth of quiet and peaceful calli (streets) wandering aimlessly: every corner reserves a surprise. If you fear this adventurous lightness, you can follow your guide. Fortunately, no guide will protect you from the possibility of losing you, and if it happens, you should support it.

In the pictures: the house and some views of the neighborhood.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.55

L'arrivo tra le 16 alle 20 in appartamento è compreso nel prezzo. L'arrivo tra le 20 e le 24 ha un costo aggiuntivo di euro 25. Check-in sospeso dalle ore 24 alle 7 del giorno successivo.

The arrival between 16 to 20 in the apartment is included in the price. The arrival between 20 and 24 has an additional cost of € 25. Check-in is suspended from 24 pm to 7 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

You might like these similar holiday rentals