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Hydra & Aurora - Aurora

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights



Ask the Owner for a complete brochure.

Composed by wide bright living with kitchen corner, large double bedroom and complete on-suite bathroom, Aurora is the ideal getaway to visit the whole Venice.

Parquet floors and wooden ceiling beams within tasty valuable furnitures and bright ambiences let Aurora a delicious and relaxing accommodation, rich of charme and comfort.

Aurora has every comfort as good AC, 24H Wi-Fi Internet, satellite TV&DVD player, micorwaves, clothes washer and dryer and a fully equipped hidden kitchen.

The kitchen is small but functional and perfectly equipped also with coffee machine, microwaves and toaster, letting self catering absolutely easy.

The apart is extremely quiet due to its position, and a nice private courtyard sheletering it by any possible hustle and bustle of the external area.

View from the living room windows is over the nice quiet front courtyard despite to the bedroom’s windows view, allowing a charming lookout over the Saint-Mark's Belltower.

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About the property

Hydra & Aurora

Ask the Owner for a full brochure for each of them.

Part of a XVI Cent. finely restored building, in the heart of the most central and elegant part of Venice, we propose you two lovely twin aparts, named Hydra and Aurora.

A distinctive XVI Cent. private courtyard (Corte Zorzi) allows access to the building letting them a agreable brightness within a perfect noise sheltering (really poor in pedestrian Venice and such position anyway). The location is just behind Saint-Mark square yes, but in a quiet hidden corner where just few tourists arrives. Despite to its fully central position the area is not a massive tourist path and still preserves flavours and sensations of times gone by.

Just out of the courtyard u will find a small nice venetian square, Campo San Gallo, with a pleasant open-air cafè where u can have both a coffee/drink or a light meal, and an even small charming theatre, Teatro San Gallo, where every day u could attend entertaining shows telling about the Great stories of Venice (English language).

Leaving the Campo and crossing a small bridge u will find Bacino Orseolo, the main starting point for every kind of Gondolas tours.

Finally, aparts position and features let Hydra and Aurora a perfect getaway to easily visit the whole Venice without wasting energies precious time with transfers, everything is around u.

Perfect accomodations for both self-catering and visiting Hydra and Aurora are twin de luxe aparts in the beaty hearth of Venice.

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Property Manager
Andrew & Angela
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Venetian dialect
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

Why Andrew & Angela chose Venice city centre

Family property

What makes this apartment unique

Position, quietness, features, views.

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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great views perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Aurora Apartment for 4 nights during our recent vacation in Italy and we loved having this apartment as our home away from home. It was spacious, had a small kitchenette and washer / dryer (combined in one appliance) which we did use and worked fine.

The location couldn't be better. It is a 2 minute walk to St Marks Square, yet it is in a quite little campo (courtyard). It's proximity to St Mark's makes navigating back to the apartment much easier. Just find your way back to St Mark's and you are two minutes away. The views from the windows onto the courtyard of the Campo San Gallo were beautiful. One thing to note is that there are actually two different (twin) properties - Aurora and Hydra on the same listing that are virtually the same layout and we only rented one of them. We had our choice and chose Aurora but they looked equally nice. Andrea, the owner, was easy to work with and we had no problems with the booking or check in. I would definitely like to stay here again if I ever return to Venice and will recommend it to friends and family without hesitation. There are a couple flights of stairs to climb to get to the apartment but that is normal for Venice as there are very few elevators. It was a small price to pay for a pleasant view and gave us an excuse to eat more gelato. ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent suites behind Saint-Mark's Square

  • 5 of 5

2 couples we rented 1 unit each. A bit more costly than a 2 bedrooms but every couple was willing to its own privacy and we also really had 2 suites, not just narrow doubles. The 2 aparts are at the same second floor of a fascinating building just behind Saint-Mark's square, same stairs, next doors. The area is (incredibly) extremely quiet, a quiet hidden corner in the hearth of Venice.

We stayed in Aurora, our guests in Hydra. We have been nicely surpriesed by the quality and taste of features and furnitures, as well as cleanliness. Beds are large and mattress comfortable, nice bathrooms, warm living with parquets and ceiling beams. Views are spectacular from every window. Good wi-fi, perfect and kind service. We had breakfast and some dinners at home toghether with our friends (good kitchen, full of basics) but we also followed the Owner's restaurants suggestions for special fish dinners, not just touristic restaurants where we also had reductions as Owner's guests. The position is fantastic for visiting, we really made the most of our short time in this beautiful and charming Town. Excellent, at least. Definiteley suggested.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location perfect service

  • 5 of 5

I choosed this property for a romantic stay with my husband after a weekly cruise.

The advert is fully correspondent to what we found.

The apart was perfectly cleaned, well set-up and absolutely comfortable: easy access, large double bedroom (comfortable mattress and charming window’s view), functional and nice bathroom with large shower, agreable and large livingroom with small but perfectly equipped kitchen.

Parquet floors and ceiling beams let the atmosphere really warm and agreable.

Kitchen tools were abundant and pretty new so we loved to have the most part of our meals at home.

This allowed us both to enjoy the agreable venetian atmosphere of our charming accomodation and save money to also let us choose really good restaurants for our 2 perfect dinners (restaurants suggested by the Owner, great).

The apart was also equipped with a clothes washer/dryer, really useful for us.

Service was the best we found for a self-catering apart ever: we have been met at the vaporetto, lead to the apart, instructed on few apart’s features, supplied of a list of restaurants and shops in the nearby.

When we asked for additional towels we received it in a couple of hours.

Everybody was kind and on time, no unfulfilled promises.

Finally the position was the best we could ask: really few steps from Saint-Mark square but out of massive tourism, a quiet hidden corner, not to believe we were in the hearth of Venice.

Really appreciated and warmly suggested to everybody.


  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maintenance: to be improved

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is spacious, quiet and near to St. Marco , the beds are o.k. but there were some problems :

Wifi never worked ( they promised to fix the problem but never managed) the kitchenette was not really clean, the coffee machine unusable (no sockets!) and pots were half-broken and very old, water in the bathroom was running only poorly, and 2 out of 4 bulbs foreseen in the mirror in the bathroom were lacking .

The apartment is in the third floor, the staircase is narrow and stairs are steep.( this is no critique but just for information)

We had paid 630€ for 3 days ( which is too much in view of the overall quality of the apartment, even in Venice), the owner refunded 75 € with regard to the inconveniences, clearly we would have preferred to pay the full price and have no problems.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, thank you for your kind enquiry. Unfortunately your Review regards another property. In fact, due to manteinance works on a close building, for your comfort only u have been moved from Aurora to a different apart. Same style and building, but different side, different size (it was a 2 bedrooms) and different floor (it was a 3rd floor instead than 2nd). This apart was not perfect yet, but it was much more better than a noisy even if perfect accomodation as Aurora was in that days. U neither saw Aurora, the apart u Reviewed. I suppose nobody well explained u the issue and for this reason u did not appreciate our effort (and reduction) and posted this Review. Just to clarify: Aurora is a large and comfortable 1 bedroom apart, second floor, large and sweet stairs. It has a fully and minty equipped kitchen a perfectly working 24H Wi-Fi. This unit is perfectly mantained and managed by my on-site kind colleagues. It is a shame u did not appreciate our efforts. In any case we will take care of your advice and will improve our aparts and, overall, communications. Thank you. Andrea Aurora Owner and Manager
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  • 5 of 5

Title is a new word a friend of mine recently teached me.

I think it is absolutely appropriate to describe this property.

First of all, the location: it is just behind Saint-Mark’s square, really less than 100 footsteps far.

The area is incredibly quiet (for its central location) and also really interesting.

Outisde there is a small piazza Campo San Gallo with a small theatre (or cinema we did not test it)

and cafè. Then if u cross the bridge u find lot of gondolas deposit, and u can start for gondolas tours everywhere.

We had a superb tour of Venice starting and arriving close to our accommodation.

The apart is magnific.

It is like an hotel suit with self-catering possibility.

It is extremely quiet and it has large areas, kitchen is functional with micorwaves tpaster and also

Coffee machine (but we used just moka for Italian coffee).

The bed is a normal size double bed, really comfortable, the bath is clean and comfortable.

We really appreciated the view from the bedroom window on Saint-Mark’s Belltower.

We couldn’t forget to be in the hearth of Venice.

As well as we will not forget our pleasant 5 nights in Venice.

Everything was perfect and easy, also check-in.

Thank u to the Owner Andrea.


  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect apart - Best position - Quality&quietness

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this apartment. As we were a party of 7, we rented an additional apartment (Hydra) in the adjoining building. Both apartments were exceptional - great amenities and location. The agent was prompt in meeting us and providing a very good orientation to the area. The proximity to St. Mark's Square made the apartment always easy to find in the somewhat complicated layout of Venice, and accessibility to the waterbus lines made it very convenient for getting around Venice.

Finally, two large double quality bedrooms with their own bathroom & shower IN the bedroom (like a Suite), separated by nice living and easy kitchen corner are really comfortable, both for 2 couples and families looking for a smart and really convenient accommodation.

AC, Wi-Fi and satellite TV&DVD in every bedroom, better than a 4 stars hotel!

We highly recommend this apartment and the property managers - very easy to work with.

Sylvia Strassmayr

Berlin- Germany

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
San Gallo
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Venice St.Lucia
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
San Gallo
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Car: not necessary

The apart is located in a charming XV Cent. perfectly restored Venetian building, just behind Saint-Mark, in an extremely quiet position. In fact this is an hidden Venetian corner and, even if just few steps away from the celebrate Saint-Mark Square, it is out of usual massive touristic paths and still preserves flavours and sensations of times gone by.

Furthermore the building entrance is from Corte Zorzi, a beautiful XV Cent. venetian courtyard (u'll find many pics of it in the Net) sheltering the aparts from any possible noise and letting them extremely quiet and bright.

When u exit from Corte Zorzi u get in Campo San Gallo, a delicious venetian small 'Campo' with an open-air cafè and an intresting theatre (Teatro San Gallo).

Then, few steps away and u get in Saint-Mark square.



Accommodation and facilities for Aurorain San Marco in Venice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 58 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 26 sqm
  • Large double bedroom - Window's view over Saint-Mark's Belltower.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located in the hearth of Saint-Mark quarter, Aurora is just 100 meters walking behind Saint-Mark’s square, hidden and quiet corner. The access from a private courtyard and no-exit small Calli around shelter the apart from any possible hustle and bustle. The courtyard exit is on a small “Campo” (venetian square) named Campo San Gallo, where u can find a small open-air cafè and San Gallo Theatre: many exibitions (English language) on Venice’s history and legends. Bacino Orseolo, Gondolas deposit and best departure for any kind of tour, is just behind the apart.

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