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Traditional apartments in medieval 'palazzetto' - The 'Attic' apartment

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


San Polo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1-2 - 3 - 6 bedrooms, 1- 2 - 5 bathrooms, sleep 1-14

Ca’ Badoer dei barbacani is a private 'palazzetto' located at the very heart of Venice. It offers a few self-catering apartments for rent on a weekly basis. The apartments are on the second 'piano nobile' and floors above, and enjoy open views - some over Church and canal. The interiors preserve a typically Venetian period feel, but combine this with modern comfort, first of all the use of a LIFT (elevator): 'no stairs to climb’. Some apartments have air conditioning, some satellite TVs, all have full equipment, linen, and weekly cleaning. The location, well known for the splendid Church of the Frari, is quiet and yet within walking distance of the Rialto and St. Mark’s. There are many local shops and restaurants, and close by at San Toma’ is the stop for public water-transport on the Grand Canal. The accommodation can also be rented as whole to suit a party of up to 14 people. For further details on the Whole Accommodation please click on 'full sized photographs' here below.

Special features and view: A long history! The palazzetto still preserves some original features belonging to a 10th/11th century house, then home to a branch of the Badoer, one of the most distinguished Venetian families. Re-designed by the Badoers towards the end of the 15th century, the medieval projecting pinions, or 'barbacani', have since become its identifying characteristic. In 1500 the house appeared in the “Bird’s eye view map of Venice” by Jacopo De Barbari. Overall, it stayed in the ownership of the Badoers for almost a millennium, till the end of the 19th Century.

Being a taller building than the surrounding houses, it enjoys plenty of light as well as far reaching views, going as far as the domes of the Salute and the Alps on a clear day. The view of the canal dei Frari and canal San Stin joining together under the bridge and also that of the Frari bell-tower in the moonlight are truly romantic sights.

Shopping and transport: The location is near the Church of the Frari, a well-known landmark to the “conoscenti”. The area is quiet, yet central; within easy reach of the Rialto, the Accademia and Saint Mark’s on foot, and quicker still by “vaporetto” from S. Toma’. Locally, cafes, restaurants, shops and markets are all close at hand, and so are two Universities, the State Archives of the “Serenissima” , patronised by international scholars, concert halls (concerts held in the Frari Church, as well as the two “Scuole” of S. Rocco and of St John the Evangelist), ... and paintings galore: the Frari Titians, the Tintorettos at San Rocco are just round the corner. Understandably, the local population are mostly professionals or academic-related. On the other hand, our visitors enjoy sight seeing - whether on foot, by gondola or by water-bus - shopping for designer fashion & antiques, visiting museums, attending concerts, gondola regattas, bathing at the Lido, painting or just writing books on Venice.

Sports: In Venice local rowing clubs and sailing clubs, such as the 'Compagnia della Vela', have a distinguished history. More water-sports, as well as golf, tennis and riding are available at the island of the Lido, where also bicycles can be hired. The beach at the Lido can be reached by direct water-bus service from San Toma’ in 3/4 hour. To secure a good beach cabin for the day, or half-day, an early morning start by water-bus is advisable. Early morning travel is not so crowded and the journey along the Grand Canal, then across the Lagoon to the Lido is an event in itself. The return journey in the evening, facing the sun setting behind the domes of Venice and the waters of the Lagoon come ablaze with colours is also something not to be missed.

More Details

Details for The 'Attic' apartment Studio, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The lift takes you to the 4th floor, to the front door of the apartment; a short staircase leads to the beautiful and characteristic Attic apartment on the 5th floor, with angledbeamed ceilings and filled with original old style furniture. The living room has a dining table and chairs and has two sleeping areas off it, one with a double/twin bed and one with a single bed, a complete kitchen, bathroom with shower and whb, self contained heating system, air conditioning for the summer months, satellite TV, WiFi and telephone. From this apartment you can enjoy wonderful views in three directions over the rooftops of Venice, including an impressive view of the Church of the Frari.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Pietro & Ketty in Venice
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

2005; 'I don't know if you remember us, but we rented the ATTIC on FEB26-MAR05 and had a truly wonderful time! Thanks SOOO much for everything!! If you're interested in seeing some of the pictures we took while we were in Venezia, please visit this link'....

26 March - 1 April 2005 THE WHOLE ACCOMMODATION: 'Just a note to tell you that the apartments lived up to all our expectations and more! I loved every moment of my eight days in Venice, as did my colleagues. We are all suffering Venice withdrawal'.
Nov 2007
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

The 'Attic' apartment
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic apartment in the heart of Venice

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 3) stayed in the Attic apartment in July 2016 and we all loved it. Cannot recommend this place enough - if you are in Venice forget about hotel - stay in Ca’ Badoer dei barbacani!!!

Fantastic place, an old building with character with very well equipped apartments. - perfect location close to all main Venice attraction. The Attic apartment is the top floor so have great views of Venice. This apartment has air con what was very useful during the hot days of July. Ketty and Pietro couldn't have been more helpful - great communication and quick booking process and plenty of useful info on our arrival. An extra bonus was that they allowed us to stay in the apartment until late -our flight was 11pm.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A great place to stay in the heart of Venice.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Attic for two nights. Everything was just fine. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The property is equipped with everything you can need, including coffee and sugar, not to mention iron, oven, stove etc. The property is in historical house, near one of the most interesting cathedrals in Venice. The view from the attic windows over the city is also great. The apartment is very neat and extremely cosy - you can feel the true atmosphere of this remarkable city. We were with our two young kids who also liked it. I surely recommend it! Hope to come back here soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this apartment. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and responded quickly when we had a question. Our family would definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Stay in the Attic

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely with sufficient amenities. It was also well located, from Piazzale Roma and a little further to the other side is San Marco. & of course, delightful to have a lift to the apartment thought there is a short flight of stairs at the entrance, convenient for luggages.

Only downside was the wifi is slightly unstable, sometimes undetectable.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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quiet, charming apartment in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the 'attic' apartment for two weeks and loved every minute of it! This apartment was even better than suggested in the photos - clean, quiet, cosy and with breathtaking views across the rooftops of Venice! Hosts Ketty and Pietro were wonderfully welcoming and helpful. The location was great. I would not look any further than Ca' Badoer if I ever return to Venice!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Perm', Russia

dalla Russia con amore

  • 5 of 5

Questa è una posizione molto comoda a Venezia. Molto vicino alle principali attrazioni e alla stazione ferroviaria. Nelle vicinanze si trova un negozio di alimentari. Appartamento West è in perfette condizioni. Qui troverete tutto il necessario. Un sacco di piatti diversi. C'è la televisione satellitare. L'appartamento era calda in inverno.

Una grande scelta.

Consigliato per i più avventurosi, visita della città, fuga romantica.

Boris e Larissa.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Venice 'Marco Polo' Airport at Tessera
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Venezia - Zattere
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Venezia - Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Venezia - Mestre - cavalcavia
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Car: not necessary

The old city of Venice lies peacefully in the middle of a Lagoon. It is made of hundreds of small islands connected together by arched bridges with steps, where cars can't go. A 3 Km long causeway connects the city to the mainland. At the Venice end of the causeway are several multistorey garages. At this point, both motoring and rail travel end and only pedestrians or boats can enter the city.

Other Activities: Sight-seeing (architectural beauty, romantic landscapes), shopping (fashion - antiques), visiting art galleries, concerts, gondola regattas, cuisine.

Rates & Availability

San Polo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season Carnival
Feb 23 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Rental prices include final/weekly cleaning and household linen (sheets, towels, tablecloths etc).
Rental payments are in Euros. In the case of weekly rentals, the BOOKING DEPOSIT is equal to one third of the total rental cost; in the case of “short breaks” it is equal to the cost of one night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 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
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with 3 beds
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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