Ca’ del Sole is a lovely apartment of 60 square meters, recently restored, situated on the third floor of a 1600 ancient building, that faces a quiet secret courtyard.
The location of this cozy home is very good, since the well-known Campo S.Polo, a large square, famous meeting point of the Venetian people, is just around the corner. The Grand Canal is at 1 minute walk from the house, while the train station can be easily reached on foot in 10 minutes.
At five minutes walk there is the Rialto bridge, the most beautiful bridge over the Grand Canal; from there you can reach, walking through the glamorous shops of the Mercerie, Piazza S. Marco. Yet, the house is peaceful and quiet.
Ca’ del Sole has been recently restored, carefully renovating the ancient floors (wood and 'terrazzo veneziano') and the oak beamed ceilings, so typical in Venice. In addition to this, furniture and details, like windows and doors are modern, to assure maximum comfort in a very cozy home.
The entrance will take you directly into the living room, where you can find a brand new, comfortable sofa bed for 2 people, a large dining table and the TV. The kitchenette is fully equipped, also providing microwave, dishwasher, toaster and coffee maker and it’s separated from the living by a sliding door. The corridor leads to the two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twins beds, each one with a wardrobe. In the bathroom you will find the shower and the washing machine.
The house can host up to 6 people and it's very comfortable, thanks to:
- independent heating, so you can set desired temperature,
- air conditioning: a powerful new AC machine cools down the whole apartment, ensuring maximum comfort,
- a brand new modem provides high speed, reliable internet connection. WIFI internet will let you use your iphones and ipads at not extra charge.
Venice / San Polo, Venice area. S. Polo is one of the oldest districts of the city. Attractions in San Polo include the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto (according to legend the oldest in the city), the Church of San Rocco and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
Not to be missed in this area is the beautiful walk along the Rialto bridge, the most ancient, connecting the two sides of the Grand Canal. Getting off on the right side, you’ll see palazzo dei Camerlenghi, magistrates in charge of fund raising for the Venetian Republic. If you keep walking, you will find the three biggest markets of the city, l’Erbaria (fruits & vegetables), la Pescaria (fish) e la Beccaria (meat).
Campo S.Polo is composed by a long run of beautiful ancient buildings and in the past it used to be the place for running races, bull races and Carnival best feasts. In the church, you will find pictures by Tintoretto and the 14 Via Crucis pictures by Tiepolo.
The house of Goldoni, the famous playwright, is located in a gorgeous XVth century building and actually hosts a beautiful Theatre museum. On top of this, not to be missed “Riva dell’Ogio”, where the biggest and most ancient food and light oil are located, and also “Calle dei Saoneri”, with its soap production, known all over the world.
In the whole area, you can discover “Osterie” and “bacari”, typical bars where to have a spritz (Venetian aperitivo) and cicchetti (warm and hot finger food to take with Prosecco or a glass of local Cabernet). In the neighborhood you’ll find all the typical Venetian stores: bakeries, “pasticcerie” where to taste delicious typical Venetian biscuits and most of the Venetian handicraft. You’ll also be able to choose between good trattorie (typical low-cost restaurants), fine restaurants and tasteful pizzerie.
Venice offers plenty of cultural events and attractions, like:
- International Movie Festival
- International Contemporary Art and Architecture Exhibition
- Venetian Carnival
- Redentore feast with Fireworks and rowing race along the Grand Canal.
- Madonna della Salute, 21st of Novembre. For the occasion a bridge made of boats is constructed to enable the church to be reached from the city centre.
Not to be missed in Venice:
Basilica of San Marco: overwhelming and seducing church, with its “campanile”, that you must climb to enjoy the most gorgeous view of the city.
Gallerie dell'Accademia: proposing the world's best collection of Venetian painting.
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: of Venice's many gorgeous churches, this cannot be missed, with its important works by Titian.
Cruising the Grand Canal: whether seen by gondola or by water bus or taxi, Venice's Main Street is something breath-taking.
Snacking at a bacaro: the best way to taste genuine Venetian food and feel like a native, is to head for one of the typical wine bars.
Ghetto: the ancient Jewish area is one of the most striking and secret places in town.
You can enjoy this and more in our amazing city. I’ll be glad to give you more hints!