We stayed in apartment #4 for 1 week. Contessa Anna da Schio is quite efficient at running the place and is very accomodating. The bathrooms were nice and the beds were comfortable. We really didn't use the kitchen but it looked amply equipped. If you enjoy the beauty of antiques the apartment will be a treat.
The apartment is on a beautiful canal in Dorsoduro that many stop to photograph. Many people pose on the bridge in front of the palazzetto. Short walks to the Zattere and Santa Maria della Salute, both about a 5 minute walk, makes vaporretto access convenient. Vaporretto line 1 goes from Salute right to Piazza San Marco. The l'Accedemia is a 10-15 minute walk and the Guggenheim is less than 10. The neighborhood charm of Dorsoduro can't be beat.
While staying there we ate locally and afar. Had great meals at Enoteca Ai Artisti (not cheap but so worth it), Ristorante Ribot (great John Dory and Seppia a Neri), and an old favorite Al Giardinetto di Severino (love the gorgonzola gnocchi!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzetto da Schio has been my family residence in Venice for a few centuries; the house is XVIth century, and I have completely restored it dividing it into 5 apartments, for myself, my relatives and for my guests.Apt N.1 «PIANO NOBILE» is my own home and it is available for all kinds of parties and receptions.Apt N.2 «TOP FLOOR/WEST» is on the top floor, at the back of the house: the view is very pleasant on the rooftops of Venice and the garden below. It has a bedroom with queen size bed, one bathroom, one sitting room (with a comfortable bed-sofa for a third guest) and a big livable kitchen. Apts N.3 and N.4 «TOP FLOOR/EAST» AND «MEZZANINE-CANAL» are, respectively, on the top floor and on the mezzanine floor. They are available all year round.The plans of these two apartments are very similar: two bedrooms (one with queen size bed, the other with two or three single beds), 2 bathrooms, one sitting room and a small kitchen.The top floor apt. has also a sofa trundle bed for two extra guests.All the rooms are on the front of the house with a very nice view over the canal and plenty of light and sun.Apt N.5 «MEZZANINE-GARDEN» is on the mezzanine floor on the back of the house ; it is very quiet, with a restful view of the garden with its medieval well. It has a bedroom with queen size bed, a living-room with an alcove (elevated from the floor) that has two extra beds, a bathroom and a kitchen.The furniture of all the apartments is mostly antique ranging from the XVII century onwards, but water, gas, electricity and telephone systems are all modern and independent.Each apartment is completely equipped with linen, blankets, kitchen ware, etc.We have Wi-fi Internet connection in the house, free for all the guests.The little garden is at the disposal of all the guests.We are in the Dorsoduro area, very close to the Salute, on Rio della Fornace, which is the second canal joining the Grand Canal to the Giudecca Canal. ... more less