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Luxurious Palazzo in Venice with housekeeper/cook

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
A stunning piece of history in the Rialto area.

This palace is an historic building located in San Polo, near the Rialto Bridge. It was built at the end of the seventeenth century by a noble venetian family, and has remained in the family since then. Not far from the Grand Canal, it commands its own small square in the quiet of a lovely neighbourhood.

The Palazzo is actually a very large luxurious apartment which occupies the Piano Nobile (the most significant floor) of the four-story family palazzo.

The most striking feature of this imposing apartment is its enormous Gallery/Grand Hall, which runs almost the full length of the apartment. It has well-regarded museum quality paintings on its walls, very tall windows and a wooden ceiling.

The palazzo is elegant and luminous. There is wonderful antique furniture throughout. Significant artwork, and family heirlooms.

A Noble family house: The palazzo is elegant and luminous. There is wonderful antique furniture throughout, significant artwork, and family heirlooms. Important frescoes in the sitting rooms and dining room by Hayez and Borsato (who worked at La Fenice) have been recently restored. Several rooms have silk-covered walls. The library walls are covered in original mahogany cupboards for books. From the tall windows of the apartment there are views of gardens and rooftops of Venice. These views can also be enjoyed from a large terrace with lovely plantings, tables and chairs. Several rooms have fireplaces. The family regularly uses this apartment, so guests will enjoy the feeling of an exclusive and magnificent Venetian home.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

our stay at Palazzo Albrizzi was perfect. We had a wonderful time in Venice - with sunshine and aqua alta...and really enjoyed having the privilege of staying at the wonderful palazzo. But, what made it really perfect, was Martha. The room and bathrooms were immaculate every day, she is a very sweet lady and her cooking was the best in Venice. Thank you and another big thank you to her!



I am just trying to imitate her artichoce lasagne but doubt that it will taste anything like the lasagne she cooked for us! We are already planning to come back in two years.



Best regards,
Nov 2013
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16 Reviews

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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great historic property

  • 5 of 5

Very interesting place to stay highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A magical experience in the heart of Venice

  • 5 of 5

A group of 20 friends recently ended a 2 week European vacation with a 4 night stay at 3 units in this marvellous palazzo. It was a perfect way to end our trip and a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience life as a true Venetian. The grand receiving room is stunning. The other rooms have lovely touches and antiques and the owner provides interesting information about the history of the palazzo and the family. Beds are comfortable, the home is spotless and the location perfect. Nestled in a quiet square less than a 10 minute walk to the Rialto bridge and 5 minutes from the vaparetto. The owner was friendly and helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

As wonderful as the palazzo is, what really put the experience over the top was the cook, Marcella. Every day she made us breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Everyone agreed they were the best meals we had in Venice. She even accommodated our request for a special Thanksgiving day feast with turkey and everyone thought it was the best turkey we had ever tasted! Although there was a language barrier, that became part of the fun, as we communicated through an exchange of broken English and Italian supplementing her lively charades enacting recipe ingredients and directions. She was a delight - always smiling and laughing and making us feel so welcome. The cost of the unit was more than made up for by our savings in food and wine (you pay for ingredients and she makes whatever you want). She is an absolute treasure!

I can't recommend this place too highly. A very special home for a very special trip. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OUTSTANDING PLACE WITH WONDERFUL COOK/HOUSEKEEPER

  • 5 of 5

Brought a group of 6 teenagers here for a wonderful 4 days in Venice. Staying in the palazzo is like stepping back in history. Great, quiet location but close to everything. Very clean, well maintained. Best of all was Marta, the lovely, warm cook/housekeeper, who took wonderful care of us and cooked us fabulous dinners every night. Would highly recommend particularly if you have a large group.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an amazing place to stay in the heart of Venice!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 (2 parents, 2 children + 2 grandmothers) were looking for a very special place to stay in Venice that didn't involve us being spread out across multiple hotel rooms. I am so happy that we found Palazzo Albrizzi! Upon entering the enormous welcome hall, the kids exclaimed "is this all ours?!" The palazzo is filled with museum quality history from Riccardo's family. We felt like we were living like 18th century Venetian royalty (except with modern plumbing). Like everyone else before us, we agreed that one of the highlights of staying here was Marta, who was warm, welcoming, an amazing cook, and saw to our every need. My children adored her, as did the "nonnas" (grandmothers in Italian, as we learned from Marta). Is was so relaxing to return to the palazzo after a busy day of touring the gorgeous Venetian sights and have a prosecco on the rooftop terrace, which was green and lovely even in the July heat. If you are looking for a very special, very unique and non-hotel experience, this is your place! Thank you so much Riccardo and Marta!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most magnificent place to stay in Venice

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Giulio's and Ricardo's palazzo in Campiello Albrizzi was the most perfect holiday my wife and I have ever had. We had eight friends staying with us in this exquisite palazzo to celebrate a 60th birthday. La Signora Marta, extraordinary chef and major-domo, could not have been more welcoming or accommodating, preparing banquets for us every evening with the freshest of food from the local markets.. Everyone fell in love with her and her cuisine. The palazzo allows you to live a Venetian dream of another era. We expected Byron to walk in and have cocktails with us on the superb terrace. This is the place for the best holiday you will ever have.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your amazing review. We are happy that you appreciated so much your stay in our house and I will surely inform Marta on your compliments for her work! And please come back soon, Riccardo
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Beyond all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

It was a privilege and a treat to stay in this amazing apartment!

Booking and dealing with Giulio and his brother Riccardo was very easy, and all our requests and queries were dealt with promptly. The pictures do not give full justice to the scale and grandeur of the property, but it also feels lived in, as it is still used by the owner's family. The layout is a little confusing to start with, as there are so many doors and interconnecting rooms! (A floor plan would have been useful).

The real star attraction though has to be Marta, the Housekeeper. In spite of our lack of Italian, we were able to communicate well, and she produced some of the best meals any of us have had in Venice! It made the stay more like being in an exclusive hotel, as she shopped for all the food, prepared the meals and cleared away afterwards. All we had to do was choose and buy the wine! She also kept the apartment spotlessly clean (no mean feat given the size of it) and did laundry. We all wanted to bring her back to England, but for some reason she preferred to stay in Venice.

Another plus point is the terrace, which was the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or just to soak up the sun.

The location is excellent - very quiet (except in school play time!) yet within a few minutes walk of many restaurants and shops. The Rialto market is a fascinating place to visit, and there is a vaporetto stop there. (The one at S. Silvestro is currently closed).

All in all, if you are a large group or family, I can't think of a better place to stay in Venice.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marco Polo Intl Airport at 30 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The location of Palazzo Albrizzi is excellent for enjoying Venice.The flat is in the Rialto bridge area. It's 12 minutes walking to get to Piazza S. Marco and Palazzo Ducale. There are two waterbus stop 5 minutes away, but there are so many things you can reach just walking ! The Frari Cathedral and S. Rocco School. The Accademia and, if you are interested in modern and contemporary art the Guggenheim Museum and Palazzo Grassi.

Rialto is a very lively place with its fish and vegetable market every morning, and an endless choice of restaurants and wineries where you can enjoy some delicious and savoury finger food along with a glass of prosecco wine.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My standard rate
1 Oct 2015 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,789
for 3 nights
From
£930
£5,856
£25,098
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £59 per night, per additional guest
 
Year 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,042
for 3 nights
From
£1,014
£7,098
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £59 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,789
for 3 nights
From
£930
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates shown are for up to 5 guests. An extra €60/night is required for any extra guest.

Security/damage deposit of €/USD/BPD 1500 in cash is due upon arrival, against any damage that may occur and unpaid bills.

Cost of food is not included. Additional costs apply for events with more than 12 people attending. An approved caterer is required for events of more than 14 guests.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Historic
  • Luxury

General

  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 700 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Completely redone spring 2013
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Bath tub has an enclosure, redone in spring 2013

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • MASTER - 1 Large Double Bed, en suite bathr
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, en suite bathr.
  • Garden view - 1 Large Double Bed, en suite. bathr.
  • courtyard twin - 2 Single Bed
  • courtyardsingle - 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed
  • Garden view - 1 Single Bed, en suite bathr.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs

Meals

  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Included in Price
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • The price includes:1 full-time housekeeper/cook for breakfast and one meal a day; heating; utilities (except for telephone); household needs and linens. Food and beverages are not included. Rental price will also change accordingly to the number of guests. PLEASE NOTE THAT COST OF FOOD IS NOT INCLUDED BED & BREAKFAST RATES also avalaible on request

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