|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Ca' Leonessa is a recently (2010) restored luxury apartment located in the heart of Venice. It is a short walk from the bus and railway stations. Due to its superb location all the sites of Venice are either within walking distance or a couple of stops on the vaporetto. In the furnishing of the apartment the prime consideration has been to create a comfortable and welcoming oasis for you after a busy days sight seeing in magical Venice.
The living room (which overlooks the canal and the Campo San Barnaba) features two Natuzzi sofa's (one double sofa bed) a Linn sound system and HD television with DVD/CD player.
Both bedrooms are bright and airy with comfortable beds and have plenty of hanging/storage space in the bespoke wardrobes. Bedroom 1 has a luxurious double bed with fine linens and traditional Venetian fabrics. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Both bathrooms are fully tiled with power showers.
The kitchen has been hand built and features dining for 6.
We returned to Cologne after 3 wonderful days in Venice and we are sure, that we will return some time or other.
During our first stay in Venice years ago, we checked in in a hotel near Piazza San Marco - very expensive, very loud and without any atmosphere.
What a difference. Ca 'Leonessa is a luxurious flat in a wonderful part of the city - and very near to the Canale Grande and the other places of interest.
The meeting with the local guide was uncomplicated.
In the past we have rented flats in several cities (Barcelona, Rome, Vienna); but I can express, that we never had such a comfortable and well-positioned flat.
So I can recommend your flat one hundred percent to all my friends who will plan a visit to Venice.
The property is very nice and convenient to see Venice in all its glory. And so close to Vapperetto!!
The apartment was in a great area of Venice. Easy to get to all the major sites. The apartment was very nicely decorated with much attention to detail.
The apartment is updated and near several restaurants & shops. The furniture and beds were comfortable. My issue is that the air conditioning was completely inadequate for this two bedroom apt. We stayed in August and really needed the a/c but because the 2 units are located in the entrance foyer, they didn't reach the bedrooms. Plus the washing machine was broke. But I would stay there again but not in the summer.
We stayed at this lovely apartment in June 2016 and the memories live on. It was very well equipped, attractive and comfortable. We soon felt at home. The location was perfect, busy but away from the tourist crowds, with the fruit and veg barge just outside the front door, wine bar, bakery, supermarket and a wide choice of places to eat just a few minutes walk away. We felt like locals for a week. Highly recommended. We would make it our first choice if we returned to Venice.
Nice to be away from the crowds. Nice and quiet and charming. Felt like a local.
The apartment is extremely well-located in a less-touristy part of Venice but close enough to walk to all the major sites. The Accademia bridge is about a 10 minute walk away, Peggy Guggenheim Museum a 15-minute walk and San Marco a 20-minute walk. The apartment is a short walk from the Ca' Rezzonico vaporetto stop (where you can also pick up the water bus to the airport). The neighborhood has many local cafes, restaurants and bars, as well as a charming fruit and vegetable stand on a boat across from the apartment. The view from the master bedroom and living room windows is charming, overlooking a small canal, bridge and local cafe and gallery.
The apartment itself was appropriately sized for 3 of us, with separate bathrooms for each bedroom. The air conditioning worked well, which was appreciated during the summer heat. It's important to know that the apartment has a series of step ups/step downs when you go from room to room, so this could be difficult for people with balance or vision issues. Also, the entrance to the apartment is up a small flight of stairs. The only other comment I would make is that the lighting could be brighter. Once of the lights in the main bathroom was out and it and the bedrooms were quite dim at night. The apartment was surface-clean but could use a good deep scrubbing.
Overall, our stay was very nice and Venice charmed us.
Your first glimpse of Venice, the pearl of the Adriatic, is of a magnificent vision of a city rising from the waters of the lagoon. The unique light has fascinated artists and travellers for centuries. As perhaps the greatest trading state Venice has absorbed different cultures like no other City. Its unrivalled blend of cultures is evidenced in the truly magnificent array of architectural styles from Byzantine through to Renaissance elegance and even the neo Fascist architecture of the railway station.
The Grand Canal runs through the centre of the city with its numerous smaller canals and 400 plus bridges link the city and its succession of palazzi.
From the first refugees arriving to the rise of the great Venetian empire of the 13th century and the later Napoleonic invasion, Venice has it all.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|