Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Francesco and Nina
- english, french, italian, slovene
About Francesco and Nina
I was born in Venice, and I spent all of my life here, in the historical center of this amazing city. With my beautiful wife Nina we'll make all our best to make you feel comfortable. We rent few apartments of our family with great passion, offering and expecting the utmost seriousness. We rent these apartments from many years also on other very known sites with great satisfaction of our guests, and we are in the official accommodation guide of the city of Venice. We live few minutes from the apartments, so we can help you easly for any kind of trouble. If you want to spend some relaxing days here, in the real center of the city, in a calm and quite place, we're expecting you! Greetings from Venice, Francesco and Nina. P.S. Our foto was taken in St.Mark's Square the 31th October 2012, during an high water event.
Francesco and Nina purchased this Apartment in 1950
Why Francesco and Nina chose Castello
My Grandfather bought it a lot of years ago because Venice is Venice... !
What makes this Apartment unique
You will feel at home... Venice is a little big city, you'll find anything you need in few minutes walking.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Compact but superbly placed!
Quite a small, traditional apartment, but comfortable enought for two. Great support from Nina, both on arrival and later in the week when our gas lighter needed replacing.
The real strength of this apartment is its location. Five minutes from St Marks, six from the Rialto puts it just off a main tourist route, but good restaurants easily reached if you are prepared to walk a couple of streets away. Locally there is a takeaway fresh pasta place a minute away, a lively chicceti bar even closer and, just past it, a super tiramisu shop if you need desert! Supermarket also very handy.
The location enabled us to visit much of Venice on foot or by vaporetto during the week. Recommended.
We stayed in the apartment for 4 days, and we got in love with it. Great location in the middle of everything- this is the main quality- it got you chance to came there at middle of the
day , get same rest, and than continue to explore later in the evening. The apartment is small, but it got
everything what needed, well equipped kitchen, good bedroom and bathroom. The host- Ninochka
explained us everything there and was very nice. Supermarket ready gives the additional points.
We certainly recommend this apartment to family of 2-3 people.
Close to everything
The location was outstanding. We received very detailed instructions on how to find it, and we walked straight to it. It was quiet, clean, and comfortable. Nina and Francesco were very kind and knowledgeable about the area and made great suggestions about what to do and where to eat. It was close to St Marks and close to the Rialto bridge - which made it close to everything! It was nice that there was a grocery store very close as well. Venice is better than we had imagined. No cars, and you could walk or take the water bus everywhere. The shops and restaurants were very fun and all that we experienced were excellent. We can't wait to go back. We would certainly stay in this apartment again next time!
I hesitate to comment on the directions I received via email from Nina. Frankly, I got lost and it was the start of a beautiful love affair with Venice. If you don't want to get as lost, keep reading. Where she says, go 'over the statute', draw a straight line from where you enter the piazza and find the portal to the next part of the directions on the opposite wall (there was a green neon sign above it when I was there). Do NOT go down either of the walkways at the very end of the square or you will wander around for 45 minutes like I did. Nina's word 'subway' means the mini walkway-bridges over the water. Besides the rocky start, the rest of the stay was fabulous! I loved the location of the place - so close to Rialto and St Mark's but just far enough away that you almost feel like one of the locals. The bed was comfy, the kitchen included olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the counter - a true sign that you're in Italia! All the rest of the quirks to this place are part of it's charm. I'm still trying to decide what "DO NOT BLINK THE GATE" means on the sign on the back of the alleyway gate. (don't change it Nina - it's part of the mystery of Venice!) Which brings me to the lovely landlady Nina. So supportive and thorough. She made it easy to imagine that my first vrbo experience wasn't going to be my last!
Great location and quiet!
This apartment is in a great central location, but very quiet, as it faces an inner courtyard. Everything worked as it should, including the air conditioner (also very quiet), and wifi. We would definitely stay here again.
Charming pied a terre in Venezia
This clean, well-appointed one bedroom apartment is ideally located. It is less than five minutes to the Rialto Bridge and to St. Marks Square. A great grocery store is one minute away. Our hosts were attentive and helpful. We stayed a full week and were very comfortable. The kitchen, though small, was well-equipped, and allowed us to buy locally at the fish and vegetable markets and cook at home. A small drawback was the occasional rattling of pots and dishes from the restaurant that shared a nonaccessible courtyard, but it closed at a reasonable hour. We highly recommend this charming place.