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Palace in the center of Venice with 4 Apartments - Apartment #3 and #4 (Sleeps 6)

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet



Apartment #3 and #4 (Sleeps 6)

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.

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About the property

Palazzetto da Schio

Palazzetto da Schio overlooks Rio della Fornace, a wide and peaceful canal, between the Guggenheim Collection and the Basilica della Salute, only one vaporetto stop away from Saint 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's family.

Elisabetta Steiner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Elisabetta Steiner

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.

Why Elisabetta Steiner chose Venice

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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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.

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required in order to confirm a booking, plus a brief information about the guests.

Changeover Day:
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).


Accommodation and facilities for Apartment #3 and #4 (Sleeps 6)in Dorsoduro East in Venezia-Murano-Burano

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Notes on accommodation: Each apartment is equipped with satellite TV and DVD player. Each apartment has independent heating and air-conditioning. All the kitchens are equipped with 4 gas fires, electric oven, microwave oven, toaster, mixer, juicer and complete set of kitchenware and tableware. There are also a fridge and freezer, a washer/dryer machine. A baby bed and equipment for toddlers is available on request but, because antique furniture is delicate children should be well supervised for their own safety and also for the safety of the furnishings. Outside: There is a pretty garden at the disposal of all the guests. That's the only place where you smoke in the Palazzetto. There is a table with chairs and many guests like to read there, have a drink or even a meal. In the middle there is a medieval well with grass and shrubs all around it. There is also a little motor boat with which one can discover Venice from the water.


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Apartment #3 and #4 (Sleeps 6)
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful Venice apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the apartment was perfect. Like a real home/museum. Very historical. The hostess Contessa was wonderful and was extremely informative. We will definitely recommend to friend and family and will return ourselves somedayIhope.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location Beautiful Home Stunning City

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful experience from arrival until we sadly had to say goodbye. The apartment is even better than the images with comfy beds and lots of space and windows looking over a small and stunning canal. Very gracious hostess with loads of local info helpful hints to enhance our journey through Venice. Living like a local and experiencing Venetian antiques and immersing ourselves is the lovely setting made possible by the attention to detail that comes with this residence. We highly recommend and yes we will be back.


  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect Venetian getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful five day trip in Venice staying at Palazzetto da Schio. Staying in Apt 3, we had superb views across the rooftops across to the Salute church. The apartment was perfect for us; two big bedrooms, two bathrooms, a roomy sitting room and a tiny kitchen which served us well for fixing breakfast before a day of sight seeing.

The apartment is perfectly placed on a quiet canal side location, it is very peaceful and very easy to find just minutes walk from several Vaporetto stops. It is only minutes walk from The Peggy Guggenheim museum, The Salute Church and the Accedemia, making it the perfect location for art lovers.

Our hosts Elisabetta and Contessa Anna were warm and welcoming and extremely helpful. Contessa Anna kindly showed us around her apartment and gave us a real insight into what life was like growing up in a Venetian Palazzetto. Anna also arranged for a water taxi to pick us up directly outside of the apartment in our final day which made the trip back to the airport a lot less painful.

We loved our stay at the Palazzetto da Schio and would hope to go back some day.

Phil, Jo & Phoebe

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented the two top floor apartments at Palazzetto da Schio in Venice. We were a party of seven and we stayed for 10 days: we wanted to be as comfortable as possible and have meals at home, especially after long days of touring the city.

My family of 5 stayed in the apartment on the canal, the kids sharing the large bedroom with the 3 beds, while my wife and I had the master bedroom with queen size bed.

Our two friends had the apartment over the garden. By shutting the door at the top of the staircase we had the whole top floor to ourselves and complete privacy.

It turned out to be the perfect answer to our needs: we enjoyed the sunrise from the windows on the front and sunset at the back over rooftops, domes and belfries. We gathered in the large living-room on the front and had our meals on the fine 17th century oak table, while we did a lot of cooking in the large and well equipped kitchen at the back, which sports the original 16th century marble sink.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This rental has everything!

  • 5 of 5

This rental has everything......a gracious host, perfect location, and a roomy comfortable space. It is a historical gem of a plazzetta with all the modern amenities: free wifi, equipped kitchen, heating, air conditioning, washing machine, and comfortable beds. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location - easy walk to centre

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that a few tips helped you to get around easily and out of the crowds. As for my little yappy dogs, they were sorry to see you go.. They like to make friends with dog lovers!
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Car: not necessary


The LIDO with all its beautiful beaches is 30 minutes away. One gets there by water-bus (vaporetto)


Marco Polo airport is about one hour away: 30 minutes by water taxi, 90 minutes by waterbus.


From Venice one can easily get to the mainland by train: Padova is 20 minutes away and Treviso almost the same, Vicenza 50 minutes, Verona 90 minutes.

Further Details:

Guests find a map which shows where all the useful shops, banks, restaurants, etc., nearest the house can be found, in easy walking distance.