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Stunning Penthouse with large terrace on top of an historical Palazzo

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Elevator, Big Terrace With Wonderful View

This unique penthouse is without any doubt one of the most fascinating houses in Venice. With its astonishing views from every window, its large marble terrace and unique blend of ancient and contemporary architecture, it sits on top of one of the tallest historical houses of the city, Palazzo Albrizzi.

The 250 sq. mts apartment has 2 double bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms, a large kitchen, an open space with dining table for 6 guests and a sitting room. It's furnished with old and modern design furniture and museum quality paintings heirloom of the Albrizzi family, who built the Palazzo in the 17th century and still owns the entire house.

The terrace is 40 sq. mt. and it's accessible directly from the sitting room.

The fifth floor of the palazzo is reachable with an elevator.

More Details

Orsola Foscari
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


San Polo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet
  • Both bathrooms have bathtub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The apartment has 2 double bedrooms each one with en suite bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Penthouse with large terrace on top of an historical Palazzo
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Perfection in Venice

  • 5 of 5

We loved this spacious palazzo. Orsola greeted us at the dock and walked us to a grand apartment on the top floor of her beautiful building. We were two couples traveling together and we never got in each other's way here, as there was a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a library. Each nice bedroom had its own complete bath. The views were fantastic: we could see Saint Mark's and the rooftops of Venice in every direction. The terrace is perfect for picture-taking, lunch, and a glass of wine. It a close walk to everything we wanted to see, but it felt as if we were residents instead of tourists. Excellent restaurants, a CoOp grocery store, a bank, and the best little coffee bar in the world are a short walk away. Every morning we saw people on their way to work, parents taking their kids to school, and retirees walking their dogs. Not a tour group in sight. My highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property with stunning views of Venice from the private terrace rooftop!

  • 5 of 5

On our recent trip to Venice we had the good fortune to stay at this lovely property.

The photos accurately depict this beautiful penthouse. The owner Orsola helped us to get to and from the property. The apartment was very comfortable and located within walking distance of St. Mark's Square, the Guggenheim etc., yet is situated in an area that is less crowded and very quiet at night. We loved the area and the rooftop terrace where we spent the evening dining al fresco while enjoying the city lights. You will not regret renting this beautiful property. As my friend so accurately stated this is one of the coolest properties ever. Thank you Orsola and Giovanni for a great visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place we stayed in italy!

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe the apartment and the view. The apartment is stunning...every detail is beautiful and made us really feel part of Italy. The view is breathtaking. We could not believe we had 360 degree view of venice. The area was quiet and we loved getting lost in the alleys and stumbling upon new places. Our favorite spot in all of our 2 weeks in Italy.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Venetian Masterpiece

  • 5 of 5

My daughter’s jaw dropped when she saw this wonderful penthouse, and she said “this is the most amazing place we have ever stayed in.”

The apartment is large and tastefully decorated, with lovely furniture, amazing art, a grand piano, and a large collection of fascinating books. There are many windows—the natural light during the day is great.. From the terraces, there are sweeping views of all of Venice. There is a dramatic entry hall to the apartment building, which is a true palazzo. A small lift will take you up to the top floor where the apartment is located.

The two bedrooms are almost exactly the same size, with queen beds, ample closet space, small writing desks, en suite bathrooms, and identical views of Venice. This apartment is ideal for two couples or a family.

Most of the apartment is on one floor; the two exceptions are the entrance foyer, which is on the same floor as the lift and leads to the main floor via a staircase, and the smaller terrace, which is reached via stairs from the main floor of the terrace. The larger terrace, with dining table and chairs, lounge chairs, and umbrella, is on the same floor as the living area, library area, kitchen, and bedrooms.

The kitchen has a new refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, and a sink in front of windows with the most amazing views of nearby red-tiled roofs. It is stocked with all of the essential cooking tools. The pantry items included olive oil, salt (four types), and black pepper. A welcome basket of fruit was on the table, and the refrigerator was stocked with a nice Prosecco, bottled water, and milk.

But we didn’t do much cooking because so many great restaurants are within walking distance of the perfectly-situated apartment. The highly acclaimed Antiche Carampane is just around the corner, but our favorite place was a little osteria about fifty meters from the apartment: Al Ponte Storto Osteria con Cucina.

Although the apartment is a short walk to the fish market and the Rialto Bridge, it is nestled away from the usual tourist paths and is on a campiello (small plaza) that is more likely to have Italian schoolchildren kicking soccer balls than tourists hunting for gelato. Getting to the apartment was a breeze. Orsola arranged for a water taxi for us at the airport, met us at the S. Silvestro dock, and walked us to the apartment. And she also kindly arranged for our return water taxi upon our departure.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you ! it was a pleasure to have your daughter her friend and you at our place. Orsola
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Live like a Doge

  • 5 of 5

Location, owner and property are a dream.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this apartment in San Polo really made our vacation in Venice special. It was easy to communicate with Orsolo before arriving in Italy. She made our boat reservations for arrival at the airport and transport to the city, and for our return. Orsolo met us at the dock, walked us to the apartment, showed us how everything worked, and left us a nice bottle of Prosecco.

The apartment is gorgeous, the photos are real and the views even more spectacular than they appear on the website. Everything works, plenty of hot water, heat, two large bathrooms, nice kitchen and lots of space. The neighborhood is close to the Rialto bridge, centrally located, yet no tourists around. We ate at a wonderful restaurant nearby and were the only foreigners.

Highly recommend this apartment. The palazzo itself is stunning and sits on a quiet small square.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Lucia train station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A 4
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Car: not necessary

This wonderful penthouse is located in the Rialto area , less than 15 minutes walk from St. Mark Square and minutes away from Campo San Polo and the Rialto market. It is also walking distance form the major Venetian landmarks like the Frari Cathedral, the San Rocco school (paintings by Tintoretto and Titian), Ca' Rezzonico and the Accademia fine art museum. Water bus stop line 1 is 3 minutes away.

This area is also famous for his typical Venetian restaurants and Bacari where you can have a glass of wine and wonderful canape' !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.