We stayed at the Villa Marina at the end of June 2013 and had a wonderful time. The apartment was spotlessly clean, bright, spacious and well equipped. The garden was larger than we expected and was in the sun until about 3.00 p.m. in the afternoon. The terrace had a large table where we had our evening meals and there was an electric awning for shelter if required.
Flavia, the manager, was extremely welcoming and very helpful. She made sure we knew our way around, and also made suggestions for visits to Venice and the islands and told us where the local Tuesday market was held.
Venice is only a short journey away on the waterbus which stops only a ten minute walk from the apartment. Venice was even more beautiful than we remembered and we went early at 9.00am before all the day tours arrived, then came back in the afternoon to relax on the Lido.
The location of the apartment is ideal, only a few minutes from the free beach ( Blue Moon complex) and not far from the local shops and large supermarket. The best restaurant we tried was Restaurant Andri , just a couple of minutes walk away. If you’d like to try the local wine there is a great wine shop just along from the Restaurant Andri where you can buy a reusable litre bottle and fill it up from vats of local wine – Cabernet Franc and Pinot Nero are particularly recommended!
We would not hesitate to recommend the Villa Marina and can honestly say this is one of the best holidays we’ve had. We hope to return next year as there is still so much to see and do.
Best wishes to Flavia and thanks very much for all your help.