My husband and I have just returned from spending the month of October at Palazzetto da Schio, where we felt as if we were honored guests in a sixteenth century palazzetto, which, in fact, we were. Contessa Anna da Schio is charming, quite professional, and very caring. When I sprained my ankle on our first day in Venice, she appeared with ace bandages and anti-inflammatory ointment. Since we were there for four weeks, she had our sheets and towels changed frequently, rather than weekly; at times we would come back from an excursion, only to find that her staff had been there to pick up the kitchen and make our bed for us, none of which we expected. In addition to our being included in a lovely cocktail party one evening with her other guests, I was invited twice for morning coffee with her in her apartment, which is filled with family antiques and other historic mementos. Actually, all of the apartments are furnished with family antiques and art work. When it came time for us to depart, she insisted on waiting for the water taxi with us, at 4:45 a.m.; this is just one example of her graciousness. We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Palazzetto da Schio and look forward to a return visit.
- 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