An ultra-convenient and relaxing second floor apartment, part of an antique palazzo in upmarket San Samuele - a calm and cultured neighbourhood of galleries and antique shops, well clear of the hustle and bustle yet close to Campo Santo Stefano with its inviting outdoor cafes and the Palazzo Grassi Museum of Modern Art.
Steps away from the illustrious ‘Palazzo Mocenigo’ on the Grand Canal - the one time Venetian bolthole of ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ British romantic poet and literary figure, Lord Byron (1788-1824), and next door to ‘Casa Veronese’ - home of the outstanding 16th Century Italian Renaissance painter, Paolo Veronese (creator of ‘Wedding at Cana’ and ‘Feast in the House of Levi’ which today hangs in the Accademia Academy of Fine Arts just across the nearby Accademia Bridge).
Ca’ Grassi 1 is peaceful, light and airy and freshly decked out in delightful colour throughout. It offers WI-Fi internet connection and, in terms of its accommodation, comprises a spacious and tastefully furnished living/dining room, a well-equipped kitchen (stop off at the local grocery/delicatessen and wine shop for ingredients to create your own favourite dishes back at ‘home’), two comfortable double bedrooms (one large, the other more compact and both with double beds) and two bathrooms: one with bathtub and the other one with shower.
Let yourself be tempted by the nearby cafes and restaurants and, when you’re ready to venture forth and explore or re-visit the city’s countless charms, you’ll find two vaporetto stops just minutes away along with a ‘Traghetto’ gondola ferry which, during operating times (please check before making your journey) carries passengers by gondola across the Grand Canal between Calle Del Tragheto (near Sant’ Angelo) and San Toma in the district of San Polo.
A very comfortable choice in a fabulously convenient location - - a few steps to the gallery of interior designer Chiarastella Cattana - a discreetly sophisticated showroom of fine and distinctively woven textiles and furnishings and, for scent-lovers, the Venice outlet of the famous Florentine ‘Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’ – one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and one time fragrance maker to Catherine de’ Medici.