The best way to experience this special place.
We’ve visited Venice many times, but we had never lived in it before. It was a very special way be in this exquisitely special city.
Our instructions were impeccable. We were met at the gate and escorted into an apartment so spotless and well-maintained that you readily believed that the owners occupied it on a regular basis. We were made welcome and provided with information on every possible contingency. The WIFI was completely dependable throughout out stay. The place was perfectly well equipped. The incredibly framed view of Madonna dell’Orta stopped me in my tracks every time I walked through the living room. Each evening we sat on one of the terraces and had drinks in the lovely evening light of Venice.
All of our host’s recommendations and hints for local practicalities such as pharmacies, markets, supermarkets, wine shops and most importantly restaurants were very much on target. The supermarket was an amazing surprise, mostly I think because the vastness of it is not visible from the outside. I wish we had stayed long enough to have taken greater advantage of it. The restaurant recommendations were great, even for Italy, especially Osteria L’Orto Dei Mori and Osteria da Rioba.
The vaporetti water buses were readily accessible from both the Grand Canal’s San Marcuola stop and the Fondamenta Nuove’s Orto stop providing easy transport to just about any part of the city.
When we came up with questions, our host was very responsive, I could only wish for such prompt and patient service at home. And to open the door to a cool, beautiful but private space at the end of a long hot day was not only a relief but a promise for a lovely evening.
We have already recommended this apartment to friends who expect to visit Venice in the near future. We have learned that the same owners have an apartment in Rome which we are hoping to rent during our next Italian adventure.
This was a great way to travel. If there is the possibility of such accommodations available in our future travels, we will never stay in a hotel again.
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