We found the Vaniglia apartments by chance, but what a find. The Green apartment is located in the Castello area of Venice and is nicely fitted out in "Venetian Style". Best of all is the outdoor terrace right on a quiet canal, just perfect for morning coffee or a few wines to sooth the stresses of a day fighting tour groups on the Rialto. The apartment has one bedroom and although there is a sofa bed in the living room which could take 2 more, you have to walk through the bedroom to the bathroom / toilet.
It is about a 15min walk down via Garabaldi and along the waterfront to San Marco. The area around the apartment is nice & quiet (OK apparently San Piedro sets a limit of 8am for sleeping-in, as that is when his bells go off each morning), but close by the Via Garibaldi is lively with shops, market stalls and restaurants. As it seems that they have to cater for both locals and tourists we found the restaurants excellent and quite good value (i.e 50 Euros for 2 incl. wine).
The owner Adriano is very friendly and helpful and seems to have a few private apartments on the go for different prices. If you are a 4-5 star Hilton type who prefers everything to be modern & perfectly matching then this is possibly not the place for you. But for us Vaniglia Green absolutely made our trip to Venice one to remember.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vaniglia Ai Giardini