Monday, November 10, 2008

Venice Rental: Wintertime – Credit Crunch special offer.

Why not? Go to Venice in the wintertime and escape all the summer tourists. Wrap up warm and enjoy the cold and grey foggy days in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of the world. Wonder through the calle, go to the museums, enjoy delicious food and live Venice like a Venetian.

The Location. The studio apartment accommodates two people and is situated in the very central San Polo district on the fourth floor, with lift, of an eighteenth century “palazzo”. It is located just a five minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge and two minutes from Campo San Polo. It is also very close to all the main tourist attractions, museums, restaurants and shopping. The apartment is available for a minimum of four nights at a special wintertime credit crunch special offer of Euros 99.90 per night. email:

A room at the top: the studio apartment. The cozy and warm studio apartment is located on the top floor (with lift) of an eighteenth century “palazzo”. To the right is the shower bathroom and directly in front is the small basically equipped separate kitchenette, ideal for whipping up a basic meal. In the living/bedroom room the red “Chinese” lacquer cube holds a big cupboard, ideal for storing suitcases and with plenty of room for clothes. The Queen size bed doubles up as a sofa. The studio is equipped with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable, including air conditioning in the summer.

The corner table and TV. The table is covered in an antique ethnic cloth. It is ideal for quick meals, breakfast and tea. The Chinese black lacquer cabinet holds a very big satellite TV set. The ethnic touches in the décor, as well as the color of the walls were inspired by the famous Venetian trader and explorer, Marco Polo who was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China.

The view. One of the two rooftop views from the cozy studio apartment. Just beyond the buildings is the Grand Canal. The apartment is full of daylight and very quiet.

Piazza San Marco.
Piazza San Marco and Palazzo Ducale look so much better when they are “naked of tourists” in the wintertime.

After a brisk early morning walk enjoy a “classic” Italian breakfast, of cappuccino and brioche in the frescoed rooms of the Caffe Florian.

The gondolas. In stormy weather the gondola’s are parked in the Bacino di San Marco.
Note: In the background the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore designed by Andrea Palladio. 2008 marks the 500th anniversary of the famous architect's birth.
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