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Venice: 2 cosy adjacent apartments near Rialto Bridge - Fontanella



Updated: 30-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided



One nice flat with a living/dining room with a cooking area and a single sofa-bed, one bedroom with double bed or twin beds, one shower room and a small private courtyard. Air-conditioning.

About the property

Meridiana & Fontanella

Venice, two apartment located in the heart of Venice a few steps from the Ca' d'Oro water bus stop, between Canal Grande and Rio Santa Sofia, close to the main shopping street (Strada Nuova) and Rialto Bridge, in a very peaceful 'calle', is a recently restored property that can be rented as a whole or divided into two separate apartments: Meridiana (a studio) and Fontanella (a bedroom apartment).

The property as a whole: The apartments can be used together (the efficiency apartment becomes a pretty and comfortable double-bedded room with bathroom). They are the ideal accommodation for a couple with two children or two couples or friends wishing to be in absolute privacy.

These very comfortable apartments have just been renovated. They are equipped with microwave, Hi-Fi equipment, television, safe box, flat iron and hair dryer; linen is provided.

How to reach the house: The house is easy to reach from both the Railway Station or the parking of Piazzale Roma, by 'vaporetto', the typical Venetian ferry (number 1, direction San Marco, stopping at Ca'd'Oro) or by water taxi. From the Railway Station/Piazzale Roma is also really simple to reach the house on foot: go straight on in "Strada Nuova" and turn in the street of Ca' d'Oro (nearly 20 minutes of walk).

Location of the house: Ca' della Fontanella & Meridiana is situated in a wonderful area for shops and restaurants. St. Mark'Square can be reached on foot in 15 minutes and you are within easy walking distance to Ca'd'Oro, Rialto Bridge and the Fondamenta Nuove on the lagoon, where you can catch the vaporetto to the islands of Murano and Burano.

At Campo di Santa Sofia (nearly 3 minutes on foot) there is a gondola service (at a very cheap fee) that provides a ferry service across Gran Canal to reach the old famous market of Rialto.

This location is unusual because it is both in the heart of things, yet it is on a quiet and peaceful street.

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About the Owner

Giorgio & Laura
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

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5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Beautifully located apartment

  • 5 of 5

First of all can I say how wonderful it was to be met at the Alilaguna ferry stop by Luca as having been to Venice before, I know how easy it is to get lost.

The apartment is perfectly located 2 minutes from the Ca d'ora ferry stop and less than 10 minutes from the Fondamente Nove and the ferries to the islands.

There are some lovely restaurants in the area and a largish supermarket close by. The area has a real neighbourhood feel.

I would always recommend getting a holiday let in Venice rather than a hotel as it allows you to get a much better feel for the city.

Thank you Giorgio for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super nice, well-placed apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very cozy, offering all the facilities one might need on vacation. The bathroom and small kitchen are equipped with all the necessities. Plus to that, it is well-placed, close to many attractions and a big supermarket.

We were nicely guided from the vaporetto to the apartment, but had all the privacy we needed during our whole stay. Definitely recommend this listing!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bon séjour !

  • 5 of 5

C'était la première fois que nous n'allions pas à Venise à l'hôtel.

Une amie nous avait recommandé de louer un des deux appartements de Giorgio et Laura. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour à Fontanella, précédé d'échanges très sympathiques avec Giorgio ainsi qu'avec Laura , grâce aux indications de laquelle nous avons pu retrouver le soir même de notre arrivée des amis pour une soirée d'anniversaire. Merci à tous les deux ainsi qu'à Luca, qui nous attendait comme convenu à l'arrêt Ca d'Oro du vaporetto linea 1( sur le grand canal), à deux pas de l'appartement.

Ce dernier est donc très bien situé, dans une ruelle calme tout en étant à proximité immédiate de la Strada Nuova, un axe commerçant où les Vénitiens font leurs courses ( à noter , juste à côté, un supermarché et très bon traiteur) . Il est tel que sur les photos, très propre, bien équipé, avec un très bon lit. Nous reviendrons !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Meraviglioso :)

  • 5 of 5

L’appartement est très confortable et il est situé dans une rue calme, nous avons bien dormi. Il est vraiment très prêt de l'arrêt de bateaubus « Cà d’Oro », de la rue principale (Strada Nuova) et de toutes les commodités. Autre point positif : c’est pratique pour les valises car il n'y a pas de ponts à traverser :-) . L’appartement est plutôt bien équipé et la petite cour est très mignonne : on a pris de bons petits déjeuners et dîners dans l’ambiance vénitienne. C’est vraiment idéal pour un couple qui cherche la tranquillité et qui veut aussi avoir accès rapidement à tous les endroits touristiques de Venise. Nous y retournerons à coup sûr. Merci pour votre accueil!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Bellissimo soggiorno - Very good stay!

  • 5 of 5

L'appartamento è un completo bilocale situato in un calle (nome delle vie veneziane) molto tranquillo, ma davvero a 2 passi da "Strada Nuova" e dal Canal Grande. Nonostante si trovi al piano terra non è assolutamente soggetto ai capricci dell'acqua alta.

Ciò che abbiamo trovato era esattamente ciò che ci aspettavamo: un appartamento pulito, con tutti i comfort, e con 2 proprietari davvero simpatici e disponibili a dare indicazioni sui luoghi d'interesse.

Venezia è una città magica, e merita di essere visitata almeno una volta nella vita. E' davvero particolare l'esperienza di attraversamento del Canal Grande con le gondole-traghetto di Campo S.Sofia: in un attimo ci si trova sull'altra sponda, in mezzo ai meravigliosi colori e profumi dell'antico Mercato di Rialto.

Consiglierei di sicuro questa proprietà a coppie che abbiano voglia di un punto di partenza tranquillo per una visita in cui sentirsi come dei veri veneziani.

Grazie mille, e a risentirci presto!

The two-room apartment in situated in a little calm "calle" (Venice's street) next to the bigger "Strada Nuova" and Canal Grande. Even if it is situated at the groundfloor, it isn't affected at all by the water of the high tide.

We found what we expected: the property is clean and tidy, it has all the comfort you may need, and the 2 owners are very nice and helpfull. They give us a lot of information about the city and place of interest.

Venice is a magic city, and everyone should visit it once in a lifetime.

Some gondola-traghetto wait for you at Campo S. Sofia (2 minutes from the house), to cross Canal Grande in a very unique way. Thanks to that, you can reach the historical and wonderfull open-air market of Rialto.

I will surely suggest this apartment to a couple of turists who wants to pass a very nice stay like a real Venice inhbitant.

Thank you, and listen to you soon!


  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 32 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Sleeps in the bedroom(double-bed or 2 single beds), 1 on the sofa-bed in the living room


  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • This apartment is also equipped with a flat-iron, a sofa bed, a CD player, a radio and a safe box.

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