Our apartments are located in the Sestiere of Castello near the Basilica di S.Pietro. It is one of the few areas of the city that kept the original Venetian flavor.
The apartments are conveniently located near the BIENNALE and very close to the GIARDINI boat stop, from where you can take the bus boat to LIDO (beach, Movie Festival).
Via Garibaldi it only at 3 minutes walk, in there you can find some nice restaurants, shops and a daily fish market.
The apartments are about 950 sq.ft. tastefully decorated, in each one there are two bedrooms one with a king size bed, the other one with 2 single bed, in the bathroom you have a shower and the tub. The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen dining rooms and living room. "
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General information on the area near by the apartments
Castello - The Tail of the Fish
Castello, has a split personality. Part of Castello is the ultimate tourist hell. The other part? Truly Venetian, with some major historical spots that are not even known, much less visited, by most travelers to Venice.
The part of Castello running along the Riva Degli Schiavoni and the back of St. Mark's Square is to be avoided when it comes to renting an apartment, especially in the high season. But if you find an apartment in Northern Castello, that is a superb base.
I also recommend staying near Via Garibaldi. Via Garibaldi is a wide (for Venice) street and the street life here is very Venetian. Many of the residents here probably rarely leave the area. At the end of Via Garibaldi, on another island completely, is the once very important church of San Pietro di Castello. Just to the north of Via Garibaldi is the Arsenale, the giant shipyard where Venice's warships were built when she was a world power. While most visitors are getting pooped on by pigeons in Piazza San Marco, you can be sitting in San Pietro, totally alone.
The area around Campo Santa Maria Formosa is also a good base. It is very centrally located and anything you need you can find there. One final plug for Castello: Fondamenta Nove, the walkway along the Northern lagoon. The boats for Murano and Burano leave from here. The walkway is usually fairly deserted compared to the Zattere and especially compared to the Riva degli Schiavoni. You can sit along Fondamenta Nove and look out to the cemetery island of San Michele.
No matter where you stay, you'll be happy (except maybe Western Castello or San Marco in September!)
Source: Slow Travel Italy
The Venice Biennale
The Venice Biennale (Italian: Biennale di Venezia; also called in English the "Venice Biennial") is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years (in odd years) in Venice, Italy. The Venice Film Festival is part of it. So too is the Venice Biennale of Architecture, which is held in even years. A dance section, the "International Festival of Contemporary Dance", was established in 1999.
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Cleaning fee | $50 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
The apartment will be available after 2.00 p.m. on the day of arrival. Departure time is 10.00 a.m.
Please let we know your arrival time and how you will be coming to Venice, by air, by train or by car so we will be able to tell you how to reach us once you will be in Venice.
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