Beautiful apartment, charming area, wonderful stay
This apartment is perfect - we could hardly believe our luck. The living room is exactly as pictured, spacious, with gorgeous antique furniture, comfortable sofa and chairs, and huge windows which open straight out onto the canal - magic! The kitchen offers everything you need to cook at home - we had fun shopping for food at the nearby Rialto fish & vegetable market - and there are many good local restaurants nearby if you prefer to eat out. Daniela was a wonderful host who met us at del Orto stop and showed us to the apartment - including a welcoming bottle of prosecco in the fridge.
The facilities are very modern, with two new bathrooms. Both showers are excellent with good water pressure. The downstairs bathroom has a new washing machine - great when you're travelling for weeks. Beds are extremely comfortable and bedrooms are quiet and very light and sunny - with shutters for a good sleep! Main bedroom overlooks the canal and fascinating old buildings opposite.
Within a short local stroll is an excellent deli with salamis, cheeses, yoghurt; a fresh bread shop; wine shop and several restaurants. In the other direction, supermarkets and shops. Ca' d'Oro vaporetto stop and St Sophia traghetto is a 10-minute walk so getting to Rialto, San Marco and all the sights is easy - plus the Alilaguna stops at del Orto so you can easily travel from and to the airport from the apartment.
We had a wonderful time with so much to see in Venice, and Daniela's lovely apartment felt like a true home for the week we were there. Cannaregio is a fascinating area with so many ancient churches and a 'local' feel, yet it's handy to every other part of Venice. I'm always amazed how quickly you can get away from the streets packed with tourists to the quiet and calm just a couple of bridges away.
I thoroughly recommend this apartment - it's even more charming than the pictures show, quiet, handy, clean and very warm - Venice was cold in October and it was wonderful coming back inside .The canal view is a bonus. Daniela has also provided a selection of books about Venice, maps and information about sights and entertainment. Thank you Daniela for a wonderful stay.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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