Lussuoso Piano Nobile
Grand, authentic and luxurious
Price: on request
Price: on request
Located centrally on the border between three districts, only 5 minutes' walk to the Rialto Bridge and 7-8 minutes' walk to San Marco Square. If you take a private water taxi from the Airport in about 20 minutes you will be dropped off in front of the entrance.
The spot is strategic: being close to the San Marco district allows you to easily reach public transports and main landmarks, while being on the border of the Castello and Cannaregio districts enables you to experience a non-touristy and truly authentic holiday, still finding supermarkets, local shops, bars and restaurants just around the corner. Some of the less-known but absolutely spectacular tourist attraction in the vicinity are the nearby Miracoli Church, San Giovanni e Paolo Church (perfect for a coffee on its square), and Campo Santa Maria Formosa whit its prestigious historic palaces. The surroundings are an infinite source of inspiration, on every bridge or fondamenta the view is truly Venetian.
It is a so called "Noble Floor" (the most important of the Historical Palace, where the family that built it used to live) of about 500 square meters, restored to the highest standards preserving and respecting the antique structure and features. It has been smartly furnished with both authentic antique furniture and well screened modern technological appliances such as air-conditioning and heating systems, Wi-Fi internet connection, large flat screen LED TV with DVD player and home theater system, Hi-Fi sound system, etc...
The picturesque canal view enjoyable from the large Istria Stone balcony of the living room, on the recently restored Palazzo Van Axel (one of the most beautiful examples of gothic architecture of the city) will entertain you at any time.
You can perceive the uniqueness of this place from the entrance courtyard, which as you can see from the image gallery is still exactly like it was few centuries ago. As soon as you walk up the monumental stairway the huge living room opens up in front of you (the so called "Portego" in Venetian, a central room that runs from side to side of the palace, facing both canal and garden/courtyard usually). All we can say is that pictures can't tell the whole story, words even less, therefore you really have to visit in order to fully understand what we are talking about.
The classic style living and dining room communicates with a very functional kitchen, equipped with every possible amenity. Next to the kitchen there is a laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board and every tool needed during a long stay by a large family. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, perfect for up to 8 people. The size of the bedrooms and the luxury of the bathrooms is second to none. There is a mezzanine level where a modern style bedroom with en-suite bathroom is found, possibly more suitable for the youngers. The two most important bedrooms face the canal.