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Stunning apartment on the Grand Canal in a 17th century palazzo

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Updated: 17-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

In central Venice a beautiful apartment for 4 people

The apartment S. Tomà Giovanna is on the first floor of a 17th century palace facing the Gran Canal. The façade and the court yard as well as the roof of the palace have just been restored and the interiors have just been refurbished. The furnishing is very refined with many original pieces of the 18th century Venetian hand craft. San Tomà Giovanna is very comfortable for 4 people: the living room is a open space with 2 windows on the Gran Canal, from here you can reach the mezzanine with a king size double bed. On the corridor there is the main bathroom and on the back of the apartment you can find the kitchen, the twin bedroom with two windows overlooking a very narrow ally and the second bathroom.

The location is very central and the main attractions in Venice (San Marco, Rialto, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Gallerie dell'Accademia) as well as shops, supermarkets and restaurants can be reached in a few minutes.

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About the Owner

Anna Cogo
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Key West Florida, USA

Traditional Venice apartment and great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable time in this apartment. It is spacious with old venetian charm. The kitchen was sizable as were the bathrooms. The windows were right on the grand canal and the location is supurb. The vaporetto is right there. You can literally see it coming from your window and make it. San Toma restaurant in the plaza is our favorite. A super market is close by and the traghetto is just around the corner. There is a small restaurant right next to the apartment entrance with good takeout and for a quick lunch. It is a short walk to Campo san Barnaba which is our favorite campo. San Marquerita is close as well. Take the traghetto and you are at Campo St.Stefano. The owner was easy to work with and Tomas showed us in and was very helpful. Also, it has an elevator and with my bad knees it was a wonderful surprise. This was our seventh time renting in Venice and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An attractive property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as described and clean.The view over the Grand Canal at the San Toma water bus stop was great! The central location was perfect for us. A member of the owner's family met my daughters and got them situated before I arrived.

Overall the apartment is very quiet.

The king bed in the the sleeping loft is is very comfortable, but the ceiling is low and anyone over 6 feet (1.85 meters) tall will have to duck under the beams. The back bedroom can get some noise from the street that will be noticed by light sleepers,

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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True Venetian Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly great stay in this nicely appointed Venetian apartment. We wanted to have a more old world experience and we got it! The pictures didn't do this apartment justice. The view of the Grand Canal was perfect. The convenience of having the vaporetto station right outside was great. The location of the apartment was a good jump off point, kind of in the middle, so you could easily walk to just about everywhere. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well appointed with everything you might need to make a meal and the owner was very easy to work with. We would recommend staying here in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Denis de Pile Gironde France


  • 5 of 5

Magnifique Palais sur le Grand Canal.Très bien meublé avec goût.Très propre et très bien équipé.La propriétaire Francesca Papafava est très gentille et attentionnée et veille à ce que ses hôtes ne manquent de rien.Nous avons passé un séjour enchanteur et l'arrêt San Toma est au pied du palais.C'est parfait.

A recommander 100%.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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tuscaloosa, AL, USA

Top spot

  • 5 of 5

This may be the best rentable flat in Venice.

Recently, my wife and I spent two terrific weeks here alternately

[1] doing our part to sustain the Venetian economy and [2] sipping wine while standing at the apartment's windows watching boat traffic on the Grand Canal.

The property was clean, spacious, accurately described on its web page, centrally located [approx. 25 steps from the S.Toma vaporetto stop], and superbly supported by its owners/managers.

I will return here on my next visit to Venice, and I recommend it without reservation to other travelers. What a sweet pleasure to return here following a hard day of touristing and know the security and charm of a lovingly restored 17th century palazzo.

It's a charming, beautiful flat, well worth the cost.

george w.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfekt !!!

  • 5 of 5

Mit dieser Wohnung kann man seinen Venedig-Aufenthalt rundum genießen :

Die Wohnung liegt zentral, sie ist sehr gut ausgestattet und sehr sauber, die Vermieterin ist sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit.

Nur zu empfehlen !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marco Polo International Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campo St Tomà at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Venice at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lido at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Venice St Lucia at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Mestre at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Campo St Tomà at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Cortina d'Ampezzo at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lido at 15 Kilometres Car: not necessary

S.Tomà is located in the Sestriere (quarter) S. Polo, which together with the Sestriere S. Marco is the most central of Venice. The location is very easy to reach: only 15 minutes walk from the railway station and from the car park in Piazzale Roma. The vaporetto stop is S. Tomà and it is literally one minute away. The 2 main bridges crossing the Gran Canal are at 10 minutes walk: Rialto bridge with its famous fish marked and the Accademia bridge, where a stunning pinacoteque is located with works of the most important Venetian painters. The famous church ai Frari with paintings by Tiziano and Bellini and the School of S. Rocco with the work of Tintoretto are at 5 minutes from the palace. To cross the Gran Canal and reach the other important sights of Venice is very easy, you can do it with the gondola which is 3 minutes from S.Tomà or with the vaporetto which is just out side the palace. But if you like to walk, Piazza S. Marco is only 20 minutes away.

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4 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £216

Weekly rate for 2 people is € 1500,00.
Extra charges: heating € 15/day, air conditioning € 10/day, check in after 8pm € 30,00.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The main bathroom is in the corridor near the living area and the mezzanine, the second one is in front of the twin bedroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Extra bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, the extra single bed is € 20,00 per night
  • Master bedroom on the mezanine - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The apartment has 2 bedrooms: one is on the mezzanine in the living area over looking the Gran Canal and has a king size double bed, the second bedroom is in the back of the apartment facing a narrow alley and has 2 single beds which can be prepared as a double if requested.


  • Self-catering

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