Starting with the water taxi arranged by Thomas that delivered us almost to our doorstep, our stay exceeded our expectations. A beautiful apartment on a canal where we could watch the parade of gondolas go by, plenty of space for our group. San Marco Square was a five minute stroll, Rialto Bridge not much further. A nice little market just around the corner. We would recommend that you try the restaurants recommended by Thomas. They were just far enough off the tourist track to make us feel like locals.
Da Vinci apartment was as wonderful as depicted in the pictures. It is located close to Rialto and San Marco yet situated in a quiet, private location with a Venetian entranceway. Great kitchen, baths and bedrooms, all exceptionally appointed and clean. Prompt response from friendly staff. Highly recommend.
We had a great trip and truly Venice were very good.
The apartment was very cold and it took 4 days to heat up to a standard I was happy with.
Very noisey neighbours above.
Think ensuite bathroom should have a door
Fabulous location and space.
Could do with a smart TV - Netflix
Excellent accommodation in all respects. It was an excellent base from which to see Venice. The staff member who welcomed us was very helpful
The flat is on the 2d floor (on 3, no lift) of an old building, perhaps formerly a small palazzo, very well furnished with great classic taste.
San Marco piazza is at 3-4'.
The quality beds in the two rooms are 160 cm-width, and there are two other double folding beds, one in the living-room, another in the small TV room.
The lights are from Fortuny, the parental bedroom has climatisation.
There is a double bathtub in the parents bathroom (but the spa system was out of order during our stay). There is another shower room+toilets. The two WC are not apart from the bathrooms.
The flat is just above a a main canaletto with two balconies, which add a special charm, BUT it is noisy from 8 am (you know the time because of the big bells of the near San Marco Cathedral), despite the double windows.
The kitchen is complete with quality equipment.
Some regrets: No door to close the parent's bathroom, NO music system in the living-room.
Despite those minor faults, I recommend this rental.
On this our 32nd visit to Venice, we are very familiar with all things Venetian especially the rental process which can oftentimes be slow and or awkward. This time we chose to rent through Truly-Venice which is a beautifully managed rental agency with lots of varied properties to choose from. We were very fortunate to rent The Da Vinci apartment and we will be coming back to this lovely place again...as it is one of the finest rental properties we have ever had. Located very centrally in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the apartment is open, airy and spacious with lovely Venetian decor...soft colors, comfortable furniture, lovely linens and a completely outfitted kitchen. Some other important assets are that you can arrive by water taxi from the airport just steps from the apartment entrance and be met by Truly-Venice management people. Thomas and Hannah are exceptional and will look after your every need. They did a fine job of introducing us to the property, highlighting near-by restaurants and grocery shops. The apartment is located on a very lively side canal which is a main Gondola route...It is fun to sit on one of the 2 small balconies with a glass of wine watching the happy people being serenaded by singers on their gondola rides!
My husband and I are very particular and really enjoyed the professional manner in which Truly-Venice does business. We highly recommend The Da Vinci and look forward to returning to Venice very soon again.
Words can't describe just how lovely this apartment is. We booked through Truly Venice Apartments and our experience with them was perfection every step of the way. They have an excellent booking system and really go the extra mile before you arrive to ensure everything in the apartment is as you want it.
The apartment itself is utterly charming beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and we could have happily moved in permanently. We had friends stay for 2 nights and the spacious layout and beautiful appointments ensured we had an incredible experience.
You are on one of the main canals for the gondelas so we were often serenaded by passing opera singers and accordion players which we could view from the 2 small balconies. There is one flight of steps up to the front door (no lift).
We were given a map marked with our apartment and local restaurants to try and this proved invaluable. We also made use of the excellently furnished kitchen as well as the washing machine (this was part of a 4 week trip).
The apartment could easily accommodate 6 adults and you really are in a great location, part way between St Marks Square and the Rialto Bridge.
Any enquiries we had during our stay were dealt with with friendliness and professionalism (something we did not experience with a particular Air BnB booking in Florence). The peace of mind of booking through a reputable and professional company like Truly Venice Apartments ensures there are no unfortunate hiccups or nasty surprises!
We would book this apartment again in a heart beat!