|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Nice first floor bright apartment with canal view (on the rio de l'Avogaria) situated in a stylish XVI century building recently restored in the quiet Dorsoduro area.
It can accomodate up to 4 people, it is composed by a comfortable double bedroom, a spacious living room with double sofa bed, a beautiful bathroom with Both bath-tub and shower, all covered with travertine marbles and mirrors.
Well equipped kitchen.
All the floors are in an elagant pink "wrought Veneziano", the windows are big and with nice views on the canal or on the Calle Lunga San Barnaba.
Fast laundry service on request (included in the price), wireless internet and air conditioning.
The little palace where the apartments Casa Rosa and Casa Verde are situated was built several centuries ago - as most of the Venetian buildings- and it Has Been difficult to restore to its original state.
Two full years of intense restoration has recuperated its artistic and cultural beauty so well known all over the world. The main structure Has Been kept two to strict rules of our monument conservation superintendent That forbids futuristic transformations.
The two apartments on the first floor of Ca 'San Barnaba, Casa Rosa and Casa Verde, are perfect for families or people who appreciate the quiet of the Dorsoduro and its residential aspect but anche need to have easily access to the main places of Venice as Rialto, San Marco and Accademia.
They Both have a spacious double bedroom and a comfortable double sofabed in the living room, and can accomodate up to 4 people each.
The first thing that you need to know is that this apartment actually DOES feature an elegant canal view, as the title of the listing promises.
The second thing to note is that the owner is a pleasure to deal with, a very nice, highly communicative woman. She made sure that we were suitably greeted and that it was easy for us to get settled in.
The apartment itself really is very lovely. It features everything you could need for a pleasant stay, and the building in which it's located is very secure.
I very much enjoyed my stay, think it was a great value, and would stay here again.
A very attractive apartment that I would highly recommend to friends and relatives. The apartment was well maintained and very clean! We were impressed by the size and location. The owner's daughter provided very good customer service. She even took the time time to phone and let us know that a very high tide was expected and provided boots to get around! There were two small issues. Venice had just changed the garbage pick-up in the area and that proposed new arrangement did not work well for us. Also due to rainy conditions, we needed to wait two days for the return of our laundry.
My family of four loved the apartment. Irene was very responsive and accommodating. The greeter was pleasant and certainly helpful. We were greeted once we came off of the boat taxi and escorted to the apartment, which is in a good location. Quiet and clean neighborhood with good eats at several of the local piazza's. The apartment is in a lovely building, updated and well-maintained. It was nice after a long day of walking to have a nice, air conditioned apartment to relax and regroup in. The apartment is well appointed and the laundry service was very convenient. So much to do in Venice- opera, orchestra, Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, and so much more and this apartment is not that far from it all.
We were extremely pleased with our stay in Casa Rosa. Irene was very responsive with all of our questions leading up to our arrival in Venice, and the arrival and meeting went very smoothly. The apartment itself was very clean and spacious, and we loved the location - looking out onto a peaceful canal in Dorsoduro, away from the busier sections of Venice. There were a few small piazzas nearby, as well as some great restaurant options just a short walk away. This was our first stop during a 2 week visit to Italy, and we couldn't have been more pleased with this choice. Thanks Irene!
Everything about Casa Rosa was perfect, from its location between two vapparreto stops, its lovely and comfortable furnishings, its sparkling, clean interior, and its charm. All of our dealings with Irene were professional, arrangements for payment a breeze. We were met at our vap stop by a young man who brought us to the apartment and explained everything we needed to know in order to enjoy our stay in Venice. Two markets are close by making shopping for provisions easy. Many, many wonderful restaurants to choose from as well as pizza places where you can purchase a slice or a whole pie to bring back to the apartment. I can't say enough good things about Casa Rosa - our week in Venice was so enjoyable - an it is so economical to stay in an apartment versus a hotel. If I had one suggestion to the owner it would be to add a comfortable chair in the living room - but that is a very small quibble!!!! Believe me, you won't be disappointed if you choose to rent this apartment.
We were very happy with our experience at this apartment. It is a lovely flat overlooking a canal and close to 2 squares with all facilities provided - supermarket, ATM, chemist cafes and restaurants. Dorsoduro is a lovely location and a safe haven from the insanity of S Marco and the Realto area but at the same time within comfortable walking distance of the main attractions. If you are staying for a few days it is advisable to buy a tourist ferry ticket otherwise it costs 7 euros a trip even if you are only going 1 stop. The apartment itself is lovely and has all utilities one would require. We were met at the ferry station by a charming young man who took us to the apartment which thankfully did not require crossing any bridges. It was a short 5 minute walk and then up one floor where he kindly carried our suitcases and then showed us all we needed to know about how things worked. We were pleased to find that the TV, which is cable, also contains the ability to watch several channels in English once you work out how to negotiate the remote control. There was also a washing machine which we found very useful. There are also several reasonably priced eating places just up the road and we particularly liked the pizza place and a cosy Trattoria San Barnaba. I would heartily recommend this apartment and if you stay there you will be very comfortable.
Dorsoduro is one of the most beautiful district of Venice. It houses some of the most picturesque canals and palaces, and some of the town's great art showcases, without the pretension and tourist traps That you might expect. It's a student area, home to Venice's Ca 'Foscari University, and has Opinions more late-night drinking bars than the rest of Venice. The general vibe is artistic, youthful and relaxed.
The district's hub is Campo Santa Margherita, a long field fulfils Which just about every function of a public square: in the daytime you'll find a market, children playing, antique stalls, locals walking dogs, a supermarket and cafes. In the evening this Becomes Venice's liveliest nightspot - Although That is not saying a lot in this city tame. Still, the bars are open until midnight or later, and throngs of young people gather here to sip the occasional drink and to catch up with friends.
In Dorsoduro you can find the most important museums and art galleries of the city such as Accademia galleries, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Punta della Dogana (modern art galleries situated in a wonderful location recently restored by Tadao Ando) and Ca 'Rezzonico museum (a museum of the 18th Century in a beautiful Venetian palace on the Grand Canal).
Anche There are many important churches, as the church of Health (very important for Venetians for the Madonna della Salute feast on 21st November), San Sebastian (almost Entirely decorated by Paolo Veronese, who is buried here anche) and the Church of the Carmini (large church with paintings by Lorenzo Lotto and Cima da Conegliano. The adjacent school has a ceiling by Giambattista Tiepolo).
Just a 5 minutes walk and you will reach anche the Frari with Titian's and Bellini's painting.
One of the most characteristic place in Dorsoduro and in the whole Venice is the Squero of San Trovaso (a small boatyard for making gondolas).
The eastern end of the rafts (a long promenade That the faces of Giudecca Canal and Giudecca island), along by Venice's old salt storehouses, can be empty and atmospheric. The western section, where you'll find bars and a kiosk selling drinks, is where locals go to bask in the spring sunshine.
If there are Biennale shows hosted there, or by special appointment, try to visit the glamorous Palazzo Zenobio on Fondamenta del Soccorso, with its Baroque ballroom and grand garden pavilion. It's now an Armenian institute, and offers cheap hostel-type accommodation (see our links panel).
About eating and drinking, Dorsoduro has the usual tourist restaurants, but anche plenty of cheap places for the students and resident people.