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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

An incredible view of the Campo dei Frari with canal view

The first time, when I opened the entrance door I was overwhelmed by a view that I had not expected: in front of me the Gothic church of the Frari and the campo surrounded by beautiful buildings. I was a spectator of a magnificent picture!

The dining room and one of the two bedrooms enjoy the same spectacular views with a slightly different perspective by 7 windows. Also the back of the flat enjoys a good view of a wide and airy campiello and you can see the internal courtyard of palazzo Zen.

The apartment is overlooking a canal and it is in the Frari area. This area is well provided with shops, a supermarket, bakery, patisseries and ice cream parlours, chemists too should you need it. In the neighbourhood you will find many bars, restaurants and the big open air Rialto market is only 10 minutes walk away, I suggest you should go even if you do not intend to buy anything.

A few metres from the flats you have the vaporetto (water bus) landing stage from where you can reach any place in town, but nearby there is also the gondola traghetto (shuttle) that allows you to cross the Grand Canal with only two euros and in ten minutes you can reach San Marco Square.

On foot you can reach the Accademia art gallery or the railway station in 15 minutes. Campo Santa Margherita is where the youth of Venice gather and it is easy to reach.

As you can understand the Frari area is at the very centre of the Venice tourist landmarks, but unlike other places does not suffer the same chaotic human traffic.

When I saw this apartment it was “love at first sight”. Then, little by little, I discovered its secrets; the interior feels a part of the Campo dei Frari. The sunlight, the colours at sunset, the sounds of the people, the gondoliers‘ chatting and the music of the street performers keep you company, but they are never too invasive, and at night it is tranquil. You have the impression of being in the middle of a Goldoni play as privileged spectators.

A famous French writer lived in this apartment for over ten years. She told me that unwillingly she had to go back to Paris because her job is to write books about people, but she liked living in this flat so much that she never went out and lost touch with the people. She preferred to watch from the large windows everything that was happening in the campo, "like being at the theatre".

Before her the flat was occupied by a German gentleman who invented table games.

I have noticed that those who come here say that they feel well in this place, I like to think that it is a reflection of the positive energy of the people who lived here before.

Interior design is one of my passions and in this case I had to make sure that the external view was predominant.

As time goes by I have become more and more tired of the fake style of the 1700s you see everywhere, I wanted to do something different but still using Venetian features.

I wanted to give a new life to pieces of furniture that had already a story of their own.

The French lady had left me sone Murano chandeliers and two pieces of furniture in wood as dark as the doors. I started to paint the walls and the doors white and to stencil the two pieces of furniture with the skyline of Venice Grand Canal in 1700s.

I transformed the chandeliers into upright lamps.I reupholstered the settees like the old fashioned mattresses, in fine natural linen, brightened by orange cushions.

I enlarged a photo that I had taken of water reflections and put it under glass and there it was, transformed in a small table between the settees. I bleached an old Persian rug and dyed it into a pink salmon colour, I also put a few pieces of antiques here and there to give warmth to the ambience.

I built the two sitting room lamps like two clouds of white material and for a more intimate light there are the Murano lamps. On the walls covered by unique photographs, taken by the official photographer of the Venice film festival: Andrea Vezzù; they link everything together.

I like to sit on the small terrace sipping prosecco and watching the sunset through the old glass windows of the church. I can understand the French writer, this flat charms you and you do not feel like going out.

The light is incredible in this flat, a very difficult feature to find in Venice where the houses are close to each other and you can hardly ever see the sun.

The flat is south facing and this is why the large red canvas blinds are indispensable.

Every room has air conditioning.

The kitchen has a large fridge and it is well equipped (also for cooking lessons).

At home you’ll find guides with recommended shops, bars and restaurants.

If the owner is available, previous arrangement, it is possible to follow free cooking lessons.

The final cleaning and wireless connection is included.

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Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


San Polo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have a large window with a beautiful view
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • All beds : Extra Lg (each one cm 180 x 200) Double Bed the 2nd bedroom has a window with a beautiful view over a small square and a beautiful palace. In one of two living there are 2 Sofa bed / Futon, the mattresses are large and comfortable as a normal bed L
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
it is possible to partecipate at the visit of the Rialto market together a polite lady that for a 40 years worked as chief of the most famous venician's osterie. So you can have the opportunity to chose the menu for the dinner (fish, meat and vegetable). After the morning visit at the market, in the late afternoon the lady will stay in the apartment to prepare the food and it is possible to partecipate to a lesson in cooking school.


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average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

A Real Gem of an Apartment in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

The communication with Giulia ahead of the stay, and the warm greeting by her colleague Nikolas really set us up for a fantastic 4 days in an apartment that was quite superb. Our favourite activity was simply sitting on the balcony watching and listening to the sights and sounds of Venezia. Can't wait to do this again! Thank You Giulia.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice nice nice !!!

  • 5 of 5

Venecia es una ciudad increíble, y quedarnos en el departamento de Giulia, hizo que nuestra estadía fuera aun mejor !. El departamento esta súper bien ubicado ( a 10/15 minutos de San Marco ), el barrio es lindisimo y estuvimos felices de habernos quedado acá y conocer "otra" Venecia. El departamento tiene todo lo que uno puede necesitar para sentirse comido y aun mas. Giulia es muy amable, y esta muy bien predispuesta para que uno pueda disfrutar de la estadía a pleno. Su guía con recomendaciones es muy útil y ha hecho todo y mas para que todo fuera increíble. No duden en elegir este departamento para su estadía ya que será un plus ! Gracias Giulia !

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay in this apartment, with my mum and my 11 year old daughter and I was at my happiest just sitting in the window watching the world go by in the Campo below. Giulia is lovely and helpful and we booked Ada to cook for us one evening which was an incredible experience. I wouldn't hesitate to come back or recommend this apartment, although I'd also like it to be my little secret!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

INCREDIBLE apartment - and wonderful hostess. Our 30th Anniversary trip to Venice followed by a stay in the Prosecco region is over. A magical time for us - and our children (26 and 27). We will return ..... THank you, Guilia!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely time!

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our vacation, with a family of four with 2 kids (13/10). Guilia was a fantastic host and the apartment and location were great. I know the location might be a question to folks, but it was so nice to get out of the main tourist spots and relax. Sipping wine over looking a small piazza on the balcony was sublime. A/C in each room was huge!!! The only reason for 4/5 was hot water issues, but, it's Italy... who needs to take long showers. After a trip to Sicily in a huge villa we all longed for Venice and The House of Sun! PS - I'll say again, Guilia was great!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very pleased to meet you all, you are a beautiful family. I apologize the hot water issue, if I had known, I would have quickly resolved. I hope to have you again my guest. Giulia
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The house of dreams!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! - away from very busy touristy places but a short pleasant walk to main attractions and less than 5 min to a vaporetto stop. The apartment is very big with astonishing view and has everything to have a comfortable stay: fast wifi, dishwasher, washer/dryer, AC, plenty towels, blankets and comfortable beds. It faces the plaza with the magnificent basilica St. Maria dell Frari with masterpieces, must to visit!

The owner Giulia was very kind to meet me at the station. She prepared a binder with a lot of useful information about restaurants, sightseeing and neighborhood. She helped to arrange the activities such as a boat ride, that was awesome, and a specially cooked for us traditional Italian dinner.

The place is beyond description!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Marco Polo Airport - Venice
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
close to home
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Golf of Lido
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Station Venice
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A 4
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Car: not necessary

visit the secret itineraries in the Doge's Palace and have a unforgetable immagine of the Basilica San Marco illuminated from inside (by 11:30 to 12:30) is a must. For the sports people I suggest a row in a typical venetian rowing boat with Jane. Other way to know the spirit of our place is to partecipate to a traditional fishing in the lagoon. If you intend to move out of Venice for few hours, i suggest to visit Valsanzibio, one of the best european garden.


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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