We were here for 5 days and were made to feel at home as soon as we stepped inside. We had Apartment 3 located on the top floor overlooking the canal and from there also had a wonderful view over the rooftops.
The Contessa greeted us so warmly and showed us around the apartment and the garden with great pride (and quite rightly so).
Anna made sure that we knew where to go for local restaurants and supermarkets so that we did not have to brave the tourist hangouts all the time. Her recommendations were excellent.
The apartment is located about a 3 minute walk from the Traghetto Giglio Salute (crossing the Grand Canal) and about 5 minutes from the Vaporetto No. 1 at Salute. Its about 10 minutes from the Bridge at Accademia (where you can buy Vaporetto tickets).
We walked from the apartment most days, crossing the Grand Canal either by bridge or Traghetto, and really had a wonderful time.
The two dogs are wonderful and definitely more bark than bite, greeting us with great enthusiasm as we went past the Contessa's door each time.
There is a lovely walk around the tip of the Salute point, with great views over to the island of San Giorgio and to the Ducal Palace and Basilica.
Our only recommendation to Contessa Anna was the introduction of a guestbook where guests could write their own recommendations rather than having to keep asking her.
We will definitely be back to 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
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