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The nightly rate refers to a 5 nights stay for 4 guests. Prices per night are not fixed. They decrease with the increasing of the length of the visit, so please contact us for the exact rate.
Apt 3 - Top floor over the canal
This apartment faces east so it gets the morning light.
The sitting room and bedrooms look out over the canal. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living-room and kitchen.
The rooms are large and can therefore accommodate a family of 5 or 6 persons quite comfortably. The atmosphere is “rustic Venice”, with old beams and Venetian floors, while the furniture is mostly XVIIIth century.
Apt 4 - Mezzanine floor over the canal
This apartment faces east and gets all the morning sun. The rooms look out over the canal.
It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living-room and kitchen. It is a favorite with guests who do not like climbing stairs.
The atmosphere is that of elegant XVIIIth century Venice: it has some of the best family furniture and paintings of that period.
Palazzetto da Schio overlooks Rio della Fornace, between the Guggenheim Collection and the Basilica della Salute, only one vaporetto stop away from St. Mark's Square. It is therefore very quiet, away from the noisy crowds, and, at the same time, close to the heart of Venice. The house provides modern comfort, but preserves all the charm of the antique family furniture of the da Schio family.
I grew up in this house where my family has lived for many generations, so I love it very much. When guests come here I like sharing it with them and I do my very best to make them comfortable so that they may also love this house a little and retain happy memories of their holidays here. Venice is not only the Dogal Palace and Rialto Bridge: it was built with loving care by hundreds of thousands of Venetians through the centuries and our homes are the living testimony of this tradition which I try to continue.
I didn't buy this house: my family has lived here for many generations. I feel lucky, living here, because the area is very quiet, away from the noise of the crowds and of the traffic, and yet only one vaporetto stop away from St. Mark's square. It is also well served by the "traghetto" (gondola-ferry) close to the house and by the vaporetto stops of Salute, Accademia and Zattere.
I manage my apartments and take care of my guests personally, not through an agency as most owners do in Venice. I also live in the house and my door is open all day. If my guests need anything, want help or information, they simply drop in for a chat. I like to share my house with the guests and let them experience life in a real Venetian home. The furniture is mostly antique from the 17th and 18th centuries. People who come here can enjoy the "real thing", not imitation. Obviously, what did not exist in the past centuries, like washing machines, microwave ovens and WIFI Internet is modern and up to date.
This nightly rate refers to a 5 nights stay for four guests. Taxes, Venice Visitor's Tax and final cleaning are always included, utilities are charged separately for more than a 3 nights stay. Prices per night are not fixed. They decrease with the increasing of the length of the visit, so please contact us for the exact rate.
A 30% deposit is required in order to confirm a booking, plus a brief information about the guests.
Arrival and departure dates and times are flexible. Guests are asked to be ready at 10 am only if there is another family arriving in the apartment on the same day (as the cleaning of each apartment takes 3 or 4 hours).
We were here for 5 days and were made to feel at home as soon as we stepped inside. We had Apartment 3 located on the top floor overlooking the canal and from there also had a wonderful view over the rooftops.
The Contessa greeted us so warmly and showed us around the apartment and the garden with great pride (and quite rightly so).
Anna made sure that we knew where to go for local restaurants and supermarkets so that we did not have to brave the tourist hangouts all the time. Her recommendations were excellent.
The apartment is located about a 3 minute walk from the Traghetto Giglio Salute (crossing the Grand Canal) and about 5 minutes from the Vaporetto No. 1 at Salute. Its about 10 minutes from the Bridge at Accademia (where you can buy Vaporetto tickets).
We walked from the apartment most days, crossing the Grand Canal either by bridge or Traghetto, and really had a wonderful time.
The two dogs are wonderful and definitely more bark than bite, greeting us with great enthusiasm as we went past the Contessa's door each time.