The luxury apartment 'Francesco Algarotti House' is the main floor of Ca Corniani Algarotti, built in 1550 and purchased in 1706 by Bonomo and Francesco Algarotti, well-known writer, poet, essayist and science. The building was renovated in 2008 and is presented in its original splendor. The main floor, fully renovated inside, consists of a large living room, 60 m² 6 meters with high ceilings, with ceiling "Sansovino" and walls with a wonderful set of eighteenth-century stucco work of rare beauty.
It has three terraces, Istrian stone.
There are nine other rooms: two double bedrooms, two single bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a wardrobe room, bar and lounge, a large banquet hall and two new bathrooms.
The apartment is about 200 m² and also has a private warehouse, shore water and a new communal roof terrace with an amazing view of Venice and its lagoon.
PROS: Gracious host (Danielle) always available by telephone. Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 dining rooms (one formal with 17c antiques), bar room with 50 year old Italian wines, massive salon living room with 16 foot ceiling and walls decorated with 17c tapestries, plaster bas reliefs, and 300 year old antiques everywhere. Very quiet area of north Venice just 2 minute walk to a major water bus terminal with direct connections to airport and outer islands (Murano, etc.). 20 minute walk to St. Marks, 10 minute walk to Rialto Bridge. Unlimited hot water. Wonderful welcoming basket with many local foods and a real Venetian mask. The history of Algarotti is fascinating (bisexual polymath contemporary of Voltaire) - being in the apartment is like living in a museum. Really quite stunning for someone who grew up in L.A. suburbia. Would definitely return and stay here next trip to Venice.
CONS: WiFi was either slower than dial up or was not working. Had to use WiFi at the local coffee shop. Master bed is short - ankles off edge (I'm 6'-5"). Algarotti's ghost shook my shoulder and woke me up one night.
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tutti gli altri periodi Mar 5 - Apr 14, 2014 3 night min stay
€300 Fri, Sat, Sun
Tutti gli altri periodi Apr 24 - Dec 21, 2014 3 night min stay
€310 Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Refundable Damage Deposit:€500
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