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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:
November 21, 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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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.


Castello 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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Formosa Apartment for a romantic holiday in the heart of gorgeous Venice
average rating of 4.631579 based on 61 reviews

Fabulous location, nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

The check in process was smooth-we met the rep at the Rialto water taxi stop and she took us on the 5 minute walk to get to the apartment. Be aware that the apartment is about 4 stories up (no elevator), so definitely not for the faint of heart or those with lots of luggage. The location was very central to the San Marco square attractions, with plenty of shopping and restaurants on the streets right below the apartment. The photos of the apartment are accurate. It was perfect for my husband and I and we'd recommend the location.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was ok. Not very clean. Mosquitos were very bad.Shower water cold. Check in was very good.

  • 3 of 5

Venice was awesome! The apartment was ok. Location good. But not very clean. Bed not so comfortable. Check in was helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melinda, Thank you for your review. We will let the cleaner know you found the apartment not clean enough. I am sorry the mosquitoes bothered you. I know in some periods of the year they can be very annoying and that's why we keep Electric Insect Repellents in the drawers of the library for the bedroom and the living room, I would like to know if you have found and used them? We will make sure the future guests will be made aware of the insect repellents. Regarding the cold showers, it's just a matter of knowing how to regulate the water temperature. If you had addressed these issues to us, we would have loved to help. We might have quickly and easily resolved them. Next time please do ask. Yours sincerely, Luca & Tina
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Great location, clean, and wonderful people to make your stay a great experience!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful time! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a wonderful location!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $46.96
Unlimited Internet WIfi $14.09
Stay tax $1.76 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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