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Cosy apartment in the heart of Venice for a romantic stay

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 3

The property is located in the historical centre of Venice in the area of Rialto (few steps to famous Rialto bridge) and a short walk to St Marks Square. It is composed of 1 bedroom, living room with kitchen and large sofa, small panoramic equipped terrace overlooking the rooftops. Very attractive flat in characteristic and typical location in the Rialto quarter.

The flat is in a quiet area however well serviced with food stores and all kind of shops close by so that you can fully enjoy typical Venetian life style

The Rialto market is just nearby, you can't miss a visit to the coloured and full of local products stands

Also not faraway is the Gondola boat stop to cross the Grand canal and reach Strada Nuova with its shops and typical restaurants.

This flat is ideal for people looking for a romantic holiday in Venice

You can easily walk to main historical and interesting places of the city from this location, but far from noisy tourist quarters.

The flat is located in the central area of Rialto (the famous bridge crossing the Grand Canal, main water way of the city) right in the heart of Venice . A very good location to walk everywhere to the main sites.

At only few steps there is the Grand Canal:you can enjoy a gondola ride simply by crossing the canal with local Venetian people.

The flat has a small terrace with table and chairs with a nice view on the roof tops of Venice.

Rialto Bridge

This is the oldest bridge and spans the Grand Canal. It probably dates back to 1172 and was originally in wood. In 1557 the Venetian Republic put out a tender for rebuilding the bridge in stone. The architects who competed for the tender includes Palladio and Sanmichieli. The tender was awarded by Antonio da Ponte and in 1591 the bridge was inaugurated.

Church of S. Giacometto.

Perhaps the oldest church in Venice. It is still laid out in the form of a Greek cross. Opposite, we have the 'Gobbo di Rialto' which was built by Pietro da Salò in 1541. Next to it, there is the 'Pietra del bando' from which the decrees of the Venetian Republic were read out. This was the commercial heart of Venice, where merchants met to hammer out their agreements and where the Banco Giro was located. This bank was already in existence in the twelfth century and enabled credit to circulate San Polo Square.

It gives its name to the district.

More Details

Property Manager
Paola Piovesan
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in this aparment for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The location is perfect, vaporetto stop 200 metres away, realto market and a lot of nice shopes in close vicinity and a great trattoria Cantina de Spade in the next building. The apartment is equipped with everything you need for a comfort stay, we were met and greeted by the russian speaking representative of the owner and got a lot of useful advises from her. The terrace is so calm and tranquile - it is a real bliss after noisy streets full of tourists.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Polo in Venice-Murano-Burano

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Check in time from 15.30 to 19.00 Hrs Later check in not accepted (unless agreed with owner and for special occasions)
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom is located near the bedroom, it has a large, full of light window, washing machine is available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 double bed in the bedroom 1 sofa bed in the living room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located in a picturesque and lively area of Venice, the apartment is close to theatre, Casino, shopping area and public transport. Located on the 3rd floor (no elevator) normal stairs to the apartment


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Cosy apartment in the heart of Venice for a romantic stay
average rating of 4.9 based on 42 reviews

Comfortable Apartment with lovely Terrace

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this light and airy well equipped comfortable apartment, we enjoyed shopping at the Rialto Market for fruit, salad and fish in the morning, in a quiet location but very close to all the famous sites, we loved the roof top terrace, it was so good to be able to eat our breakfast and sometimes lunch on the terrace and always sit in the late evening having a glass of wine, Paolo was very helpful letting us leave our luggage when we first arrived, there are a lot of steps to the apartment and even though we are in our late sixties and early seventies it didn’t cause us a problem, we would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice large apartment at the top of the building, perfectly situated with a great host.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. We arrived early so Paola wasn’t there to greet us but the cleaning lady was very nice and allowed us in to drop the luggage, gave us the keys and that allowed us to go out to lunch and start our visit until we were able to meet with Paola a bit later that afternoon. She’s a really lovely lady who was very friendly and had some recommendations for places to eat which we ended-up trying out. The Osteria Bea Vita on her list was also on our list we researched before the trip and ended-up being a great little place with tables right next to a canal in the Cannaregio area a bit away from the main stream.

The apartment itself was beautiful, spacious & extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need, it was well worth climbing all the stairs! (If you have big luggage, consider that this place has 48 steps in a narrow winding stair case)

We would recommend this apartment & would definitely stay there again on a future visit.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge. Paola was there to meet us and is a really lovely lady who was extremely helpful & friendly.

The apartment itself was beautiful & extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need, it was well worth climbing all the stairs for !

We would recommend this apartment & would definitely lobe to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs Helen, thank you for choosing my flat , I am very pleased you liked it and hope you spent a nice week in Venice. Thank you for your kind comment
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Stairway to "Haven"

  • 5 of 5

Paola gave us a warm welcome and showed us round the lovely apartment tucked up under the eaves. We found it comfortable and clean, well kitted out and with very useful air conditioning. We were delighted with the little balcony and the views of St Mark's Campanile to the south and the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari to the west, just visible across the red pan-tiled roofs and chimney pots all. The apartment is in a great spot, very quiet but close to the Grand Canal, with the fish market, the fruit market and plenty of little shops and restaurants close by. We thoroughly recommend this apartment, and intend to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Groß, geschmackvoll, sehrgut ausgestattet, Toplage

  • 5 of 5

Wenn du dem Himmel nah sein willst, dem Himmel und Venedig, dann musst du bei Paola wohnen. Da oben unter dem Dach mit Balkon und Fenstern rund herum, hell und sonnig, fühlst du dich wie im Paradies, wenn Venedig an sich überhaupt noch eine Steigerung zulässt. Hier über dem alten Fischmarkt findest du auf mehreren Ebenen alles, was du zu deinem Glück brauchst und unten auf dem Fischmarkt sowieso. In Rialto Mercato bist du mitten im italienischen Leben. Sogar die Möwen beteiligen sich am Frühstück und der Campanile ist so nah, dass man ihn greifen könnte, wären da nicht die Schleifen des Canale Grande. Also, es gibt gar keine Wahl, ihr müsst Paola besuchen, nur nicht zu der Zeit, wo wir in diesem wunderschönen Appartement glücklich sind!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect combination for a couple

  • 5 of 5

We have been travelling for many years to Venice. And as such, we have over the years had a lot of experience regarding accomodation. And this apartment is the best we have encountered. It is situated minutes away from Rialto Bridge (and more importantly the Rialto Market). Initially we thought that this would be a totally tourist-neighbourhood, but in fact it is very very cosy and local. Lot of friendly italians, nice shops, and good restaurants (Paola will give advice about that). The apartment has a very nice woodbeam-roof, good aircondition, nice bedroom, bathroom, and a livingroom with a well-equipped kitchen-corner. And - most importantly, a really nice altana, overlooking the roofs, the daily life, and so quiet (only church-bells adding to the joy). The altana is oriented towards St. Mark Belltower, which you can see, and in the late afternoon shadowy, perfect for a drink and a good meal from the market. We have always been taking care of, by Paola, for any questions. We look forward to our next (many) stays.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Major historical sites are minutes from the flat: Rialto bridge-Church of Frari and School of San Rocco, S. Mark Square with Doges Palace, Campanile, Bell Tower , Correr Museum

Nearby you have the well known local Rialto Market by the Grand Canal

If you want to enjoy a day at the Lido Beach , by boat you can get there directly in about 30/40 minutes ride

Being based in Venice will permit you also to visit the Lake Garda , the Dolomites , and all historical cities belonging to this region : Vicenza with its Palladian villas , Padua oldest university site of Europe and many seaside resorts coasting the Adriatic like Jesolo and Caorle


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Polo, Venice

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
26 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
4 Nov 2018 - 6 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter time
7 Dec 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
9 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
27 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Low season
6 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
15 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Carnival of Venice 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 5 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £2.68 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

-Rate is based on 2 persons, 3rd person supplement of 20 Daily €

-Long term stays have discounted rates, ask for quotation!

CHECK IN TIME : check in time From 15.30 to 19.30 HRS - After 19.30 Supplement required of 25 € to arrange later check in

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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