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Recent Venice property reviews

  • Large and clean apartment in a quiet neighbourhood

    "I would echo all the positive comments below about the apartment and the owner Caterina. The apartment is located in a apartment complex with security at the gate, so you feel very secure and the garden is nice to come home to with birds chirping and cats sleeping under the tree. I was not able to get the wifi password initially but Cateria was able to quickly get it to me which is very much appreciated. Only note is that as this is on an island, you do have to take boat rides (~10 minutes) every day to main island for all the sights and shops, so if you get sea sickness quickly, this may not be where you want to stay. For the rest of us, I would highly recommend this place for your stay in Venice."
    Guest: Fred Date of Stay: March 2011 Review Submitted: April 8, 2011
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  • Fantastic location

    "I spent two weeks at the apartment while studying Italian at the Istituto Venezia. The apartment was in a fantastic location – about 5 steps from the edge of the Giudecca canal and very close to the Palanca Vaporetto stop. Once on the vaporetto, it’s only about 5 minutes to Piazza San Marco and all the tourist areas. But the apartment and Giudecca Island are a wonderful quiet retreat during the evening, away from the main tourist sites, but still close to cafes and restaurants, shops (the big Co-op store is only 5 mins walk away and fish and bakery shops even closer, on the waters’ edge). The apartment itself was very clean and had every convenience including TV and wireless internet, a dishwasher and washing machine and smaller items like a classic stove top espresso coffee maker and every pan and frying pan and crockery you might need to make simple meals. The air conditioning worked very well, but was somewhat noisy. I found keeping the bathroom door closed during the night helped to keep the noise at bay. The bathroom was well equipped and the owner provides a useful booklet about the apartment and the general area. The bed was very comfortable (for an Italian bed!) but I would say it is a regular UK double size, and not a Queen size. Noel, the housekeeper, was very helpful, gave me his contact number and checked on me a few times during my stay, but I actually didn’t have any major problems. On the negative side, there were only small things. The apartment is in need of a little TLC – some of the paint is peeling a little, especially by the floor and the apartment smells a little damp. This is perhaps to be expected from an apartment in Venice so near the water, however. There was an outbreak of tiny black flies in the apartment while I was there, but I didn’t bother with them, and in fact there was a plug-in insecticide device available, if it had become necessary. The dryer part of the washing machine wasn’t working while I was there, but an airer was provided to hang clothes out to dry. I did need to leave them to hang for 2 + days to dry the thicker items like jeans, though. Being down a calle, behind the main building, the apartment is a little dark. There is little natural light, except some in the mid morning. This would probably not be a problem for those people spending all day out sightseeing. All in all, I would definitely consider returning to this apartment when I am next visiting Venice. It was perfect for me."
    Guest: Katy Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • Venetian Holiday

    "Lovely appt. Clean and well maintained ! Very authentic Venetian neighborhood.Great bakery , nice green grocer and some convenient stores nearby.Recommend to buy a multi-day -vaporetto ticket,saves a lot of walking and gets you around much easier. Only minus point is the restaurant beneath the appt., as they drag their metal furnitures for ca. 15 minutes across stone floors around 10.30 or 11.00 pm into a storage area. O , well !!! Can't win them all ."
    Guest: Ingrid P. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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  • tranquil and comfortable.

    "we stayed 5 days in this apartment. highly recommend. thank you Enrico."
    Guest: hwa Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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Venice Travel Tips

Getting to Venice

Venice is a well-known European vacation destination located on the northwestern coast of Italy. Known for its waterways and magnificent architecture, it is a city that is easily accessible by land, air and sea. The Marco Polo International Airport is located approximately four miles outside the city center. The airport hosts most major European airlines as well as other international airlines on regularly scheduled daily flights. There are also several low-cost regional European airlines that have frequent flights into Venice.

If traveling from North America or other parts of the world, you may need to route via Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, London or one of the other major European hubs. If you are already in Europe, you may consider driving or traveling by train to Venice. There is good road access with a number of main highways and arterial roads. There is an extensive rail network that links Venice with the rest of Italy and Europe. High-speed intercity trains are a convenient way to travel and often more affordable than flying. Venice is a major European cruise port. Many cruise ships start and end their itineraries in Venice. Others simply stop off for a few days before moving down the coast to other Mediterranean destinations. Smaller private yachts often dock in Venice; if you have your own tender, you can independently explore some of the canals.

Benefits of Staying in Venice Apartments

Venice is the type of city you want to be able to explore at your own pace. There are so many different places of interest, including beautiful churches, canal-side cafés, museums and art galleries. Staying in a vacation home allows you to get a glimpse of the real Venice. Tucked away in side streets, above bakeries or bookshops, the apartments are often quite compact but still comfortable. Furnished in elegant Italian style, it’s like having your own private hotel suite, except it’s more affordable and has a kitchen so you can do your own catering. Shop for groceries at the local store and get freshly baked bread, cheeses and cold meats from the local deli. By the end of your stay, you may never want to leave.

Venice Travel Attractions

It’s difficult to take in all of Venice’s attractions unless you plan an extended stay in the city. There are a number of historic landmarks that are must-sees and some Venetian activities you must do. Most people associate Venice with romantic gondola rides through the canals. While they may seem a little touristy and they are quite expensive, they are still worth every cent, especially if you have that special person sitting next to you. The Piazza San Marco is a place where locals and tourists gather en mass during the warmer summer months. There are a number of expensive cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. The Basilica Di San Marco is a cathedral located just off the square and a magnificent example of Byzantine architecture. It is a place that houses many religious relics plundered during the Crusades. The Grande Canal is Venice’s main waterway. There are ferries and cruises that can take you up its 2.5-mile length. The ferries stop at various points on either side of the canal. There are a number of bridges that cross the canal. The most famous is the Ponte di Rialto which dates back to 1591. For more than two centuries, it was the only pedestrian bridge across the canal. This area houses many shops and food stores, and is great for browsing.

Visitors to Venice

Venice has a romantic reputation because of its beautiful architecture and rich cultural heritage. In truth, anyone who enjoys European history will love Venice. It is a destination that gets very busy in the peak summer months of June and July. If you don’t like crowds, plan your travels in spring or autumn.

Choose from our Venice vacation apartments and make your Italy vacation dream a reality. Go to the opera, take a gondola ride and experience Venice just steps from your holiday apartment rental or villa. VRBO has an extensive selection of Italy villas and vacation rentals, you're sure to find the perfect accommodations for your dream Italy vacation.

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