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Nights of charm close to San Marco and Biennale

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds, WIFI gratis, in the oldest district

In the historical center of Venice, close to San Marco Square and the Biennale Garden, inside the magical web of streets that connect Riva degli Schiavoni to Arsenal, you find 'Al Pestrin', your home in Venice. It is equipped with internet wi-fi. It has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with sofa/bed and pouf/bed, bathroom with tub, washer and dryer, double bedroom, single bedroom with extra bed. Al Pestrin is well served by supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, shops, banks, baccari (the typical Venetian bars) etc. It is a delightful apartment, bright because it is the 3 rd floor (no elevator), and from its windows you can enjoy a splendid view of the altane, terraces built wooden blinds on the roofs.

Claudia Bacchi
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Claudia Bacchi

I have a degree in Architecture. My profession is journalist. I love to travel.

Why Claudia Bacchi chose Castello

It was the apartment in which my husband lived before marriage.

What makes this apartment unique

It 's very bright and very close to Piazza San Marco and the Biennale Gardens. In the morning and in the evening, you can watch the magnificent spectacle of sunrise and sunset along the Riva degli Schiavoni, with the sun rising from the east and sets in the west reflecting on the water of the lagoon.


Castello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a bath and equipped with a washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Soggiorno 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom is very large and has a double bed, desk and large closet. The bedroom has a queen bed and a second. The living room has an ottoman / bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Nights of charm close to San Marco and Biennale
average rating of 4.212121 based on 33 reviews

Well positioned apartment, quiet but close to the Piazza San Marco

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and a reasonable size with a comfortable double bed in the main bedroom. It was well-equipped, although surprisingly there were no wine glasses (at least none we could find). There are 48 steps to climb, so not suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

It was an easy walk down to Piazza San Marco and the busy tourist areas. However, walking in the opposite direction, towards the gardens, it was much quieter and there were a number of restaurants and snack bars offering more traditional Venetian food. (Try salvmeria in the Via Garibaldi.)

We had a few niggles. There was no washing up liquid provided, which we would have expected, and a rather meagre supply of loo paper. So be warned! Bath towels were on the small side and not at all soft. The single bed in the second bedroom was not very comfortable and on a slight slant (because the floors are not absolutely horizontal).

However, that said, it was a good place to stay and reasonably priced.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood

  • 3 of 5

Location is fabulous. Great neighborhood ! Apt a bit sparse . No dish soap or face or bath soap. No garbage bags. Hot water kettle was dirty and had nothing to clean it with. Tv remote needs new batteries

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sono dispiaciuta e mi scuso per alcune mancanze lamentate. Come scrivo sempre ai miei ospiti prima che arrivino, io sono sempre disponibile a soddisfare qualsiasi richiesta, quindi è sufficiente telefonarmi o inviarmi un messaggio ed intervengo immediatamente per adeguare il servizio alle richieste, rimediare alle sviste e garantire ai miei ospiti il massimo confort possibile.
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Very spacious apartment.

  • 4 of 5

I loved this location! We had trouble getting there at first because there are more streets in venice with the same name. The vrbo directions were wrong. Claudia was very responsive and helpful. She did send very detailed info prior to my arrival but i was already traveling Europe for 2 weeks and didn't see it. Dont use the vrbo directions!

The apartment is close enough to San Marcos with plenty of food options along the way. The vaparettos were close by to go to murano and beuno.

There are lots of stairs, but I enjoyed the exercise. Claudia's neighbor that helps with the check in process is super sweet. With the shutters closed, the room is nice and dark if you're not an early riser.

My only complaints are that there was no bath soap for us and only 1 roll of toilet paper for 6 people for 3 nights.

We hope to stay again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The apartment is comfortable and spacious.

We were surprised that there was no soap in the bathroom.The quality of the towels could use improvement.

It is close to many attractions but in a fairly quiet neighbourhood.

If you have a heavy bag you will have to carry it up several floors!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bragora exchanting!

  • 4 of 5

The area was charming and filled with marvelous restaurants that we haven't discovered on previous visits.......while there were the usual tourist places one only had to look to find where the locals had cappuccini and where they shopped for meat and produce.......the apartment was bright and spacious and had all the cooking utensils needed if you wanted to shop at the butcher downstairs (who had delicious EVERYTHING).........the bed was comfortable and living area perfect.......the wifi always worked and sofa was comfortable.........drying racks for clothes after a morning run down to St. Elena island along Schiavioni..........plenty of towels and linens and Nadia greeted us with warmth and efficiency.......

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value & location, reliable WIFI and AC

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with four other girls during a study abroad trip for 6 weeks. It met our needs, and had reliable AC/internet. It was about a five minute walk from the Arsenale stop, and was not extremely crowded with tourists. Claudia was out of the country when we stayed, but she made sure we had a contact in Venice that could help us. The contact was very responsive, and fixed our AC right away when it did not work. While the property does sleep five, it is better suited for a maximum of four if you plan on staying for a long time like I did. Communication with Claudia herself could have been a little better in the beginning, but overall I cannot complain! If I ever needed to live in Venice again, I would consider booking the place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Marco Polo - Tessera
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Venezia Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Venezia Mestre
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres

Central but quiet, because in a street outside the noisy of domestic tourists, the apartment is located in one of the oldest area of Venice, where you meet venetians more than tourists. If you walk along Riva degli Schiavoni, fantastic when the lagoon is illuminated by the morning sun, and go to the Gardens of the Biennale, encounters the picturesque Via Garibaldi, very Venetian and unknown to the mass tourism, , which is typical for its restorants, its local market and the oldest fish shops. I advise you to have breakfast there in one of its many cafes. However, if you go to Piazza San Marco (you reach really in 10 minutes), you immerse yourself in the best-known Venice which needs no introduction. If you try an alternative way to visit the city, you can miss you inside the labyrinth of quiet and peaceful calli (streets) wandering aimlessly: every corner reserves a surprise. If you fear this adventurous lightness, you can follow your guide. Fortunately, no guide will protect you from the possibility of losing you, and if it happens, you should support it.

In the pictures: the house and some views of the neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $46.23

L'arrivo tra le 16 alle 20 in appartamento è compreso nel prezzo. L'arrivo tra le 20 e le 24 ha un costo aggiuntivo di euro 25. Check-in sospeso dalle ore 24 alle 7 del giorno successivo.

The arrival between 16 to 20 in the apartment is included in the price. The arrival between 20 and 24 has an additional cost of € 25. Check-in is suspended from 24 pm to 7 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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