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Formosa Apartment for a romantic holiday in the heart of gorgeous Venice

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Amazing central location, bedroom, bathroom, living room, air conditioning Wifi

Lovely and cosy Formosa apartment is just 5 min walking distance from S. Marco's Square and the Rialto Bridge. It' s located just few steps from Santa Maria Formosa one of the most characteristic place in Venice, in a typical Venetian building. Recently restored the apartment, of about 50 m², consists in a large open space with kitchen and living (with high wood beaming ceiling), satellite TV, Internet Wifi and double sofa bed. Kitchen is furnished with fridge and freezer, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher. The main bedroom has a King size bed, large wardrobe. Bathroom with bathtub and washing machine. Very original and prestigious ceilings represented by a truss structure. Parquet floor. Air conditioning, fan and cradle available on request. All the rooms are very bright as lighted up by several windows. Supermarket, shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, just nearby.

Shopping: We are just around the corner from a Venetian supermarket, less than 1 min walk away. Shopping for food couldn't be easier. If you like fresh food go to the very famous Rialto mercato a daily food market (no Sunday) crammed with just fished fish, fresh fruit and vegetables just off Rialto bridge. Nearby the apartment there are various other small food outlets scattered around where you can buy meats, cheese, bread, etc. This will be a more interesting although challenging shopping experience than the supermarket. You will find many top brand shops antique and gift shops.

How to Arrive: BY PLANE.

How to get to the Rialto Bridge from “Marco Polo” the Venice airport:

Best option direct connection take ALILAGUNA ORANGE LINE and get off at Rialto (50 minutes). Second option take bus Actv or Atvo to Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma take the line 2 of the public water bus (we call it “vaporetto”) and get off at Rialto (about 12 minutes).

How to get to the Rialto Bridge from “Treviso” airport: take coach Atvo to Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma take the line 2 of the public water bus (we call it “vaporetto”) and get off at Rialto (about 12 minutes).

Arriving by TRAIN:

How to get to the Rialto Bridge from the railway station 'Venice Santa Lucia': take the line 2 of the public water bus (we call it “vaporetto”) and get off at Rialto (about 12 minutes).


How to get to the Rialto Bridge from the cruise terminal: if you cannot directly take the line number 2 from the cruise terminal take the shuttle or people mover to Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma take the line 2 of the public water bus (called “vaporetto”) and get off at Rialto (about 12 minutes)


How to get to the Rialto Bridge from Piazzale Roma: take the line 2 of the public water bus (we call it “vaporetto”) and get off at Rialto (about 12 minutes).

Welcoming Service included in the final price. WHATEVER is your mean of transport to Venice one of our delegate At an agreed time one of our representative, English and Italian speaking, will come to pick you up at Rialto bridge or San Marco Square and will escort you to the apartment introducing its features (just five minutes walking).

From the 24th of August 2011, all visitors who stay in an accommodation facility within the territory of the Municipality of Venice have to pay the “Tourist tax”. The collected funds will help the City improve the quality of the tourist services (services, museums, events,…) and finance works aimed at maintaining, using and salvaging the city's cultural and architectural heritage. Thank you for being Venice's sponsors.


The tax is 1.5 euro per person per day in high season and 0.75 euro per person per day in low season.

More Details

Tina & Luca
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian, Chinese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Despite the rain, we had a great time in Venise (it was our 2nd time) and the Apartment Formosa was just PERFECT: it was centrally located, comfortable (once we figured out the boiler), it had everything we needed and Gloria was always available when we needed..

I would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends

thank you for everything
Oct 2013
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Castello West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The apartment has bathroom with tub, shower and washing machine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The apartment is furnished with a bedroom (King size) and a large double sofa bed, there is available also a baby cot available on request. Maximum 4 guest staying plus 1 infant. All the Crib/Cod request must be notified by e-mail in advance. Guests must notify in advance if they want to sleep on separate beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is nice, practical and functional, it has all the necessary to be used for who likes to cook, there is, gas hob, microwave and dishwasher and all the necessary to cook. Wifi broadband for internet access available on request.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Formosa Apartment for a romantic holiday in the heart of gorgeous Venice
average rating of 4.673077 based on 56 reviews
Jacksonville, Fl/ USA

Cozy home Central to San Marco

  • 4 of 5

Tina was great at communication and put me at ease upon arrival. The home has all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay with up to date appliances. We had 4 guests total and the place was big enough to fit us all comfortably and stay in and cook dinner two nights. It truly felt like home away from home and we loved the market and shops were right outside our doorstep.

The water pressure in shower was light and it kept rotating hot to cold . It had a washer machine which was nice to do laundry but you had to hang dry which we knew going in so that wasn't an issue. My mom and aunt stayed with us and they are elder in their 60s and the 4 flights of stairs was a bit tough for them and all our 40 lb luggages gave my husband and I a good workout.

I highly recommend this place for young travelers or fit people packing light!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed there for 5 nights. It was very comfortable for two adults All the modern conveniences of home (including a dishwasher and AC. The location was great. Close to San Marco Square and the Rialto bridge. It was a bit of a climb on the stairs to the apartment. The host was on time and very accommodating. Highly recommended! If ever back in Venice we would try to stay at this apartment. Thanks Luca

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great find! Our favorite apartment in Europe!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far our favorite apartment on our multi-city trip. It was very comfortable for two adults and two teenagers. All the modern conveniences of home (including a dishwasher) but still had Italian charm. The bathroom was very roomy and the beds were comfortable. Everything was VERY clean including the bathroom. There was an AC in both the main rooms which kept the apartment cool and comfortable. The microwave was a nice touch that we didn't have in other apartments although we didn't really use it. There is a nice size washer and a clothes line outside the windows to dry clothes. The views out the windows were very pretty and the location was great. Close to San Marco Square and the Rialto bridge. It was a bit of a climb on the stairs but we enjoyed the extra exercise and it wasn't as bad as other Italian apartments. The host was on time and very accommodating. They even printed our Ryan air boarding passes for us and brought them to us the next day for no charge (we just gave the girl a tip). We will definitely stay at this apartment on our next trip to Venice where it will just be me and the hubby. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great appartment in the heart of Venice

  • 5 of 5

It's great cozy apartment in the heart of Venice. It's very comfortable and have everything you need to fully enjoy Venice vacation. There is a plenty of room for 2-3 people.

Welcoming party is always great, even if there are some delays with arrivals.

We stayed there twice in 2013 and 2015 and will try to get it again when we happen to be in Venice. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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One of the best apartments in Venice I saw

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is just perfect: warm and stylish. Has everything you need to have a great several days long stay in Venice!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Excellent location, big flat, good facilities

  • 5 of 5

We came to Venice to do the Venice Marathon in Oct 2014. The reason for choosing this apartment was because it had a bathtub and we wanted to know we'd be able to soak our weariness away after the run!

The other reason for choosing the apartment was because it was close to waterbus stops at Rialto and San Marco - we knew we'd need to have good transport links so we could get picked up by the marathon buses very early on the Sunday morning.

It turned out that our choice was an excellent one.

The apartment was very spacious and the kitchen had enough facilities for breakfast and lunch. You could probably make dinner there too and eat at the breakfast bar but there are lots of restaurants right on the doorstep so we just ate out.

The living area is open plan kitchen/living room and there is plenty of room for two people to spread out and relax.

The bathroom was nice and big too - the bathtub was most welcome and the shower worked fine too. There was also a washing machine in the bathroom which we used.

The bedroom had lots of storage and the bed was big and comfortable.

We arrived late in the evening but met up with our greeter with no problems - we'd got off at the wrong Rialto stop but had been given a mobile number to call and the greeter came straight away to where we were. We had lots of helpful communication from Luca before we arrived too!

The location of the apartment was excellent. The entrance was in a little back lane off Salizada San Lio which has lots of restaurants and there's a supermarket on the next corner. You can walk to San Marco or Rialto in about 10 minutes as the apartment is mid-way between both attractions - both are on the main waterbus line too so you can easily get to all parts of the city.

I would highly recommend this apartment and will use it again if I return to Venice - thanks Luca!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Marco Polo
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Lido Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Lucia Venice station
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A4 (west) and A11 (East) motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Every 50 m
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Dolomiti Mountains
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Car: not necessary

Formosa Apartment is very centrally located, in the true heart of Venice, for a comfortable stay nearby the most interesting points of Venice: S.Marco's Square and Rialto Bridge are just about 5 min walking distance from Formosa Apartment. Few steps away from the lively Santa Maria Formosa Square, well known for its outdoor bars, pubs and restaurants, and the Salisada San Lio for shopping. From the Formosa apartment, you really will be able to enjoy Venice the legendary lagoon city, full of history and with an immense cultural and artistic heritage.

The typical 'palazzi', the canals and the gondolas create a suggestive atmosphere that you can find only in few other places in the world.


Rates & Availability

Castello West Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Gorgeous Venise
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
White Cloud
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Unlimited Internet WIfi $13.07
Final Cleaning $43.58
Stay tax $1.63 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

The rate is intended for two persons for extra guests there is an extra of 25 euro per night per person.
Prices can change due to specific periods (ex. Carnival, Easter, Christmas, New Year...).
Final cleaning and Welcome fee 40 Euros depending on season and number of guests.
Check-in at 2.00 p.m. or later, check-out at 10.30 a.m.
Arrivals/departure times are flexible depending on possibilities.
Late arrival charges: after 7.30 PM €40

Owner'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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