When you travel, do you seek a place simply to sleep...or do you long for a place that takes you away, where you can truly live your holiday? Lovingly maintained and beautifully adorned, Ca' Venexiana is no impersonal hotel or sparse apartment with bare rooms and furnishings of little character. Ca' Venexiana is a treasure box in this treasured city, a place to savor the delights of Venice and daydream away the outside world, offering an unforgettable setting in which to experience the magic of La Serenissima.
"We rented an apartment (Ca’ Venexiana) surrounded on two sides by canals...like the coolest corner lot you can imagine…in Venice’s Dorsoduro district, a quiet area of the city we came to love. It wasn’t uncommon to be enjoying a glass of wine in the kitchen while a gondolier rode right past the window. A truly magical spot."
Just imagine yourself amidst picturesque canals and charming campielli in the popular sestriere of Dorsoduro, a picture perfect place nestled away from the tourist crowds and yet a short stroll away from the major sites and attractions (less than 10 minute's walk to Accademia!) An ideal location in the city's historic centre. At Ca' Venexiana, we are completely enclosed, away from the noise of the city's foot traffic on the calles and bordered on two sides by quiet canals. All of our windows face onto water to ensure your utmost privacy; there will be no passing tour groups peering in your windows. Our garden courtyard is completely private (for our guests' use only) and opens onto a lovely canal for pleasant viewing of the passing gondolas. Any traffic on our canals is restricted to gondolas and local small boats, sheltering us from the noise of the daily delivery barges or trash boats. Ca' Venexiana is a true hidden paradise.
Maintained to a high standard and filled with personal touches both inside and out, we believe you will find everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Inside you will find a splendid retreat - sumptuously decorated - where you can truly live "la vita di Venezia," an experience no hotel can offer. Within minutes of our doorstep, you will find the popular and enjoyable Campo San Margherita, Campo San Barnaba, and the Zattere, all perfect and unique spots for basking in the Venetian atmosphere.
The owner of this property takes great pride and makes every effort to share the secrets of the city with her guests, seeking to make each guest's stay a personal and fulfilling experience. Our guests are greeted personally and given all the benefit of a local's perspective, their knowledge and love for this unique place we call home. Many of our guests have become our personal friends with whom we keep in touch and share our love of this wonderful city.
There are no hidden fees! Housekeeping, Venetian tourist "stay" taxes, utilities are all included - you will not be asked to pay these separately as many other properties do. You can begin your adventure as soon as you arrive...
At Ca' Venexiana you will also find the 'little things' most easily overlooked when traveling - electrical adapters, umbrellas, a library of books, guidebooks and maps, and rainboots for rainy days. There is a flat-screen computer for our guests' use, a vast selection of DVDs, as well as complimentary Netflix for evenings in. We keep a selection of excellent cookbooks on hand, as well as seasonal herbs growing on our canalside courtyard. You can even enjoy a lemon from our lemon tree when in bloom! We strongly suggest visiting the local markets (daily fish, fruit and vegetable markets are located within two minutes of our door.) Our chef-inspired, fully-equipped kitchen has every modern convenience, ready for you to try your hand at some authentic Italian dishes.
Ca' Venexiana is not a hotel, house, or villa ~ we are a private apartment that offers a unique, self-catering accommodation experience for your holiday / vacation / getaway. You will not simply see Venice, but you will live it! We look forward to sharing our home, our neighborhood, and our beautiful city...with you.
Questions? We strongly suggest you also visit the Ca' Venexiana website for full property details, to read our various booking and pricing options, and to communicate with the property owner directly (just search for us on Google or direct your browser to cavenexiana dot com)
The property also has its own boat mooring (9 m.)
NORTHEAST ITALY/VENETO REGION: Venice, the queen of the Adriatic, has been attracting visitors for centuries for good reason. Museums, artwork, history, churches, hospitality, cuisine...Piazza San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto, palazzos on the Grand Canal...she is a treasure map waiting to be explored. From Venice, you can easily venture outward to her neighboring islands (Lido, Murano, Burano, Torchello...) and the northeastern mainland of Italy which offers such jewels as Padova, Vicenza, and Verona. Ferry service is available for neighbouring Croatia and the Istrian coast.
Ca' Venexiana is located in sestiere Dorsoduro, long preferred by artists and writers the likes of Hemingway, Proust, and Dickens ~ loved for its peace, beauty, and scenes of inspiration. Amenities are all very close by. A fine selection of open-air markets and groceries can be found moments from our doorstep, while numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes (as well as the best gelaterias in Venice) are ready to welcome you.
ARRIVING IN VENICE: by airplane into Venice Marco Polo or Treviso airports. From there, you can use a bus, water boat, or even a land taxi to reach the apartment. Very convenient! By train, you arrive into Venezia Santa Lucia station. Arrival by car or bus terminates at Piazzale Roma - both are a 15 minute walk to the apartment. Or, you can take the vaporetto (water bus) from Piazzale Roma or Ferrovia to either the San Basilio or Ca' Rezzonico stops. Both stops are within 5 minutes walk of Ca' Venexiana.
VENICE THOUGHOUT THE YEAR: Venice through the seasons...
The city of Venice offers a year-round season of events that are sure to intrigue and please you. These are some (but certainly not all!) of the events going on in Venice during the coming year...
January / Capodanno
February / Carnevale
March / Venice International Boat Show
April / Pasqua (Easter)
May / Festa della Sensa
May / Vogalonga
July / Festa del Redentore
August-September / Venice Film Festival
September / Regata Storica
October / Venice Marathon
November / Festa della Madonna della Salute
December / Natale
Prices shown are for occupancy of 1-2 guests.
•For additional guests, please add €10 per night per guest.
Upon your arrival in Venice, our representative will meet you and direct you personally to our flat. They will show you in and answer any questions you might have about Ca' Venexiana and the city of Venice.
•City of Venice 'tourist' tax
•Meet & Greet upon arrival into Venice
•Final cleaning (with weekly cleaning/linen change for stays longer than one week)
•Bed and bath linens
•All utilities (electric, gas, water, trash and unlimited internet usage)
Stays of longer than two weeks will be provided at a discounted rate.
Please note: should you find your preferred dates booked, or if you are traveling with another party and wish to be located near to one another, we do recommend several neighboring properties. Please inquire.
Rates are subject to change without notice
Our rates are quoted in the euro, however we offer you the unique option of paying for your stay in a variety of currencies; by bank transfer, you have the option of paying in either the euro, pound sterling or U.S. dollar (subject to the current currency exchange), other currencies can be paid through Pay Pal. Bank check/cheque also possible. Ask the property owner for details (just search for us on Google or direct your browser to cavenexiana dot com)