A charming two bedroom dream of an apartment - completely restored in 2013 to the highest of standards using natural materials (including bio-concrete and cork) and enviably located within an ancient 15th Century building on the edges of Campo Santa Margherita close to Campo Carmini in the heart of Dorsoduro.
Situated merely steps away from the Scuola Grande Dei Carmini (with its facade by Longhena, elaborate stucco work and wonderful Tiepolo paintings) and displaying all the hallmarks of exquisite taste and a talent for styling throughout, Ca? Della Bottega is roomy, well planned and arranged over three floors in such a way as to take full advantage of its south-east facing aspect and superb position.
Named in keeping with its historical roots as a ?house over a little shop? (or ?bottega?) which in times past interconnected via a trap-door, the apartment is today entered by way of its own private front door and offers air-conditioning, internet connection and contemporary design against a gorgeous backdrop of exposed period timbers, pale wooden flooring and an easy-on-the-eye palette of natural tones.
A staircase from the ground floor leads to the first floor and to the bright spacious living room featuring a vaulted ceiling and large windows overlooking the square alongside roomy mocha sofas, a beautifully decorative needlework rug and a seriously up-to-the-minute clear-sided staircase rising to the floor above.
Also on the first floor are Ca? Della Bottega?s two double bedrooms elegantly decorated in soft coordinating colours and perfect for a spot of ?R & R?- one with a modern en-suite bathroom with ?chromotherapy? bathtub and the other with its own up-to-date bathroom with shower.
On the second (top) floor, there?s a light and airy dining area set beneath sloping antique restored beams together with ample cushioned seating to the side within the eaves and a modern well-equipped open-style kitchen plus a small bathroom with wash hand basin and w.c.
A delicious and satisfying mix of all the best ingredients! ? sleeping up to six and highly recommended to guests seeking a stylish and very comfortable address in one of the most popular and sought-after areas of Venice, where local residents and students from the university meet for a ?spritz? and to catch up on news and where cafes, eateries, bars and gelaterie all join together in creating a wonderful and very local Venetian atmosphere.
Close to a Punto supermarket for easy self-catering and moments to a ?Vino Sfuso? (wine on tap) shop at Campo Carmini, a nearby fresh fish stall just across the way (Tues-Sat a.m. only) and the fruit and vegetable boat moored at San Barnaba.
Also within easy reach of Piazzale Roma on foot if travelling light....Read more
Left on 04/03/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | GinaReviewed Apr 3, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
I travel to Venice every spring. This was my 14th trip to Venice, and I stay in Venice the entire time (10 days). Ca'Della Bottega is directly located on my favorite compo... Campo Santa Margherita. The local life is overflowing in this area ... parents with their children during the day and college students at night. Ca'Della Bottega is beautifully renovated with modern fixtures and a splash of traditional furnishings. The bathrooms are awesome. While my boyfriend and I didn't need all the space, it was wonderful to have the comfortable living area in which to relax or watch local life go by in the square. Several times we opened our front-facing windows and it felt like we were outside. We had a fish market out our front door, vegetable and flower markets in the square with restaurants, pizza, bread shop, wine shop, and Punto Market steps away. I can't wait to go back next year.
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