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Palazzetto da Schio apt. 2 & 5

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rent a private apartment in a real XVIth century Venetian home

The nightly rate shown on this site refers to a 5 nights stay for two guests. Prices per night are not fixed. They decrease with the increasing of the length of the visit, so please contact us for the exact rate. The rent always includes final cleaning.

Palazzetto da Schio offers four apartments, with one or two bedrooms, which look out over the canal in front of the house or over the garden and rooftops at the back. This listing refers to the small apartments, you can find the large ones on the listing # 641344. The one bedroom apartments are # 2 and 5. They are similar and have the same rates but are on different floors.

The bedrooms have queen size beds. Each apartment is furnished with family antiques - the real thing! - but equipment is modern and efficient. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The kitchens are well equipped for people who like to shop at the market and do their own cooking.

All the rooms are rather large, by venetian standards, and the living-rooms are comfortable for being together.

The location of the house, near the Guggenheim collection and the Basilica della Salute is close to the very heart of Venice but it is away from the noisy crowds of the daily tourists.

Apartment 2 - Top floor over the garden (Sleeps 2 - Max. 3)

The afternoon light floods this apartment because it faces due West and is higher than most of the houses around it. All the windows look out over the garden and the rooftops of Venice. It is very quiet at all times, and the rough beams combined with the Venetian terrazzo floor make it particularly agreeable. It has one bedroom, with queen size bed, bathroom, sitting-room, and large kitchen with a dining-area. In the sitting room a graceful, XIXth century bed-sofa can accommodate an extra guest. The furniture is mostly XVIIIth and XIXth century.

There is an electric hoist that takes up the luggage to the top floor.

Apartment 5 - Mezzanine floor over the garden (Sleeps 2 - Max 4)

This apartment faces West and all the rooms have a close-up view of the garden.

It has one bedroom, with queen size bed, bathroom, living-room and kitchen. It also has an alcove, elevated from the floor, with twin beds for two extra guests.

It is particularly suitable for guests who do not want to climb stairs.

It is almost entirely decorated with antique fabrics from the family collection.

Each apartment is equipped with satellite TV and DVD player.

Each apartment has independent heating and air-conditioning.

All the kitchens are equipped with 4 gas fires, electric oven, microwave oven, toaster, mixer, juicer and complete set of kitchenware and tableware.

There are also a fridge and freezer, a washer/dryer machine.

A baby bed and equipment for toddlers is available on request but, because antique furniture is delicate children should be well supervised for their own safety and also for the safety of the furnishings.

More Details

Anna Da Schio
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Anna Da Schio

I grew up in this house. We lived in it as one home. I left Venice to work in Milan and came back in 1986. With the help of my husband, we restored it and divided it into five apartments, one for ourselves and the others to be offered to guests who love Venice. Since then, i have met many people from all over the world and I realize that i love my job because these guests are so interesting and - most of them - are so nice: they give me glimpses into places, traditions, habits that make my world larger and closer at the same time.

Anna Da Schio purchased this house in 1700

Why Anna Da Schio chose Venice city center

This house has been in my family for many generations and i have lived in it most of my life so it is understandable that i love it. You might say it has got under my skin. Trying to be objective, though, i must say i am lucky in owning a house which has a wide canal on the front and a garden on the back. This gives it a lot of light, and nice views, front and back, specially compared to many venetian houses which are located in the Calli and never have natural light. The location is also excellent, close to st.Mark's square but on the other side of the grand canal which makes it very quiet. In fact this area is one of the most requested by people who are looking for a house to buy.

What makes this house unique

The most important benefit for my guests is that i live in this same house and am on call practically all the time for help and advice. This is not the case for the great majority of rentals in Venice.

I would never change this house with any other in Venice because of the things i mentioned above and because of the unique mix of venetian styles that make it different from other places:

The top floor is 'rustic Venice' with exposed rough beams still bearing the marks of the 16th century woodcutters, but the main and the mezzanine floors have an elegant 18th century atmosphere with decorated ceilings and soft colours. On the ground floor I have restored the terrazzo which is so delicate but so much nicer than the tiling that many Venetians adopt for merely practical reasons.


Car: not necessary

Palazzetto da Schio overlooks Rio della Fornace, between the Guggenheim Collection and the Basilica della Salute, only one vaporetto stop away from St. Mark's Square. It is therefore very quiet, away from the noisy crowds, and, at the same time, close to the heart of Venice.


Dorsoduro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking


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Palazzetto da Schio apt. 2 & 5
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

At home in Venice

  • 4 of 5

Staying at one of the beautiful and spacious appartments of the Palazzetto da Schio makes you feel special, not like just one of the sometimes too many tourists, more like a real, traditional - if only temporary - Venetian citizen.

The Palazzo da Schio is perfectly situated in Dorsoduro, near the Academia bridge and within a few minutes walking distance of several vaporetto-stops: Zattere (a.o. Linea Blu direct line to Marco Polo Airport), Santo Spirito and Salute (a.o. vaporetto #1 along the Canal Grande).

The appartment is furnished with beautiful, antique furniture and as clean as can be, fully equipped. Though eating out is tempting, coock diner at home is an attractive option.

The appartments of Palazzetto da Schio nowadays are managed by Elizabeth Steiner da Schio, but in this case her mother, the Comtessa Anna da Schio, acted as our host. We felt very welcome and were given all kinds of good advise and usefull tips. We hope to return sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN. U.S.

Dorsoduro fan

  • 5 of 5

This apartment building is on a lovely little canal very close to the Salute vaporetto stop and is very close to the Giudecca canal in a residential neighborhood of Dorsoduro. Apt.#5 is on the 2nd floor and overlooks a garden area. The owner of this building was very thorough on explaining how everything works and helping us with local advice. The apartment was very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed (except for groceries). Convenient location with vaporeto stops nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC Canada

great location, beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

I don't think you could find a better place to stay in Venice than this spacious, beautifully furnished apartment, located in Dorsoduro, just a five minute walk to Santa Maria del Salute church and not much further to the Academia Bridge, and yet -- because it is a residential area -- as quiet as the countryside at night. The kitchen (the palazetto's original) is really large and completely equipped for any culinary level, and looks out over the rooftops of Venice. The Contessa and her daughter were extremely helpful in advising us about everything from how to get our vaporetto passes to local restaurants to try. If we are fortunate enough to visit this magical city again, we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your wonderful home in Venice!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with Palazetto Da Schio! The apartment was perfect, I really liked that the kitchen and bath could be closed off from the living/sleeping area. As we were travelling with teens, having privacy for our morning coffee without waking the kids was great! We enjoyed the garden, ping-pong table and the location immensely. We are already looking forward to a return visit next year. Our hostess was lovely, we learned so much from her about the house and Venice. Thanks for an unforgettable stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been so nice to meet you and have you here. It would be wonderful to see you again next year, the ping pong table will be waiting for you and the boat ready for a new trip!!
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New Orleans Louisanna USA

Loved it!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think we could've picked a better location if we tried. It was so close yet far enough from the chaos of the tourists to make it a beautiful and relaxing trip. I would give anything to live there.

The Vaparetto stops were so close and the water taxi dropped us off right at the front door.

The sounds of the lagoon and the breeze with the windows open at night were like a dream.

The Countess was very helpful with any questions we had and lives in the building do it is easy to reach her at all times.

I cannot say again how lovely it was.

We will defiantly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. What can I say? Come back soon, I'm waiting for you!
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Ashland, Or

We Love Palazetto da Schio!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been staying in Venice at Palazetto da Schio since 1994 and highly recommend it! Mrs. Anna da Schio, the owner, resides in the building and happily takes care of one's needs. The apartments are Old World Venice, very charming, and in a wonderful location -- out of the main tourist trap but very close to important museums and great restaurants. We have consistently found our experience at Palazetto da Schio to be happy, warm and memorable... And so we continue to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

This nightly rate refers to a 5 nights stay for two guests. Final cleaning is always included, utilities are charged separately for more than a 3 nights stay. Prices per night are not fixed. They decrease with the increasing of the length of the visit, so please contact us for the exact rate. The City of Venice has introduced a tourist tax to be paid at arrival. If you want more information about it please ask me.

Booking Notes:
A 40% deposit is required in order to confirm a booking, plus a brief information about the guests.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure dates and times are flexible. Guests are asked to be ready at 10 am only if there is another family arriving in the apartment on the same day (as the cleaning of each apartment takes 3 or 4 hours).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.