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Stunning Penthouse with large terrace on top of an historical Palazzo

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Stunning Penthouse with large terrace on top of an historical Palazzo
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Santa Barbara, Ca USA

Stunning and historic

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Venice for our first stay during a trip through Italy. Orsola arranged the water taxi from San Marco airport and met us at the stop the driver already knew to take us. This was such a plus after the long flights from California. Orsola was waiting for us and lead us to the Palazzo Penthouse where we stayed for three nights. Every blink of the eye not only in Venice but in this VRBO rental is exquisite. The apartment is very large and accurate to photos. The views from not only the two terraces but each window are breathtaking. The direct area the apartment is located in is quiet and feels like a real neighborhood - We walked to every historic site without trouble - except the prerequisite getting lost on a few Venice streets that is fun and beautiful.

There is a great local restaurant one block from the apartment and one we ate at near Ponte Vecchio but away from the tourists. Orsola recommended both. We stumbled upon a local Italian market where the owner herself made the bruschetta to take away.

The entrance floor to the penthouse is so historical - ?1600 and the lift although tiny is a pleasant means of getting up and down from the top floor especially with baggage. I would recommend this place if you wish to feel like a local and imagine all the incredible history that occurred here. We were two adult couples traveling. My only regret is not having enough time to review some of the wonderful books in the library left from Orsola's family members.

Arrivederci! .... Donna

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean & spacious and the living room specially is charming. Kitchen has all the utensils you need, as well as great views. Outside space is generous and the views are simply wonderful. Location of the apartment is central and its easy to get to the main attractions as well as the charming back streets of Venice and to the restaurants, shops etc & the vaparato!

Communication with Orsola was excellent through out ( pre booking - post / meeting us on arrival & arranging departure etc) .

We'd happily stay again. Venice is beautiful & unique and Orsola and the apartment simply complement the city beautifully.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Venice as it´s best!

  • 5 of 5

Two friends, my wife Andrea and me had a wonderful and unfogettable stay from may 4th until may 9th in the apartment of Orsola and Giovanni. The whole building is history pure, an we were in the center of it.The apartment leaved nothing to be desired - a lot of very nice antique furnitures, an impressive libary, very much space an of course the two terraces with great views all over the town. The apartment was very clean and comfortable including an elevator. The situation of the building near the Rialto Market is perfect for a real venetian discoverer. In addition we had a very warm welcome from Orsola including a "Welcome Prosecco". All our special wishes were satisfied by her very friendly. Thank you for all. We´ll come back in a few month.

Mike and Andrea, Berlin, Germany

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A summer to remember

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time in this beautiful felt just so wonderful being in this property, we almost felt as though there was no need to venture out to explore Venice. A nice cold bellini, the breathtaking view over the entire Venice and a good company in this memorable penthouse- a perfect recipe for a lovely summer I would definitely look back fondly.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Interesting

  • 5 of 5

We (two couples and a baby) had a wonderful 4/5 day stay, and part of that wonderfulness is due to having stayed in such a lovely property. This penthouse apartment is in a well located palazzo not far from the Rialto Bridge. It is quiet and beautiful. The entrance hall of of the palazzo is impressive and very Venetian. The apartment itself is clean, spacious, and not only well designed but interestingly designed and furnished stylishly. All the customer services aspects were very good and we would absolutely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this space, and enjoyed the house when we needed to go back and rest from the Venice heat. The views are unbeatable, the apartment was spacious and well equipped (although we did wish the washer was working while we were there). The owner made lots of arrangements for us that helped us enjoy our stay and make the visiting easy and enjoyable. For instance, she arranged for taxis, has someone meet us at the dock and walk us to the property and gave us an orientation once we got there.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elisabeth, Thank you again for coming and I am happy you enjoy the apartment and your stay. I am sorry I was not in Venice during your stay but maybe we will meet another time! Take care, Orsola
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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

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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.
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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:
  • 250 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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