Bright studio apartment of 57 sqm ideal for 2 persons with living/sleeping area and marble-tiled bathroom. Located on the ground floor of a building from the '30s in a rationalist style, the complex was designed by the architect Mazzoni and used for years as a power plant, but it has been recently upgraded and renovated to host elegant apartments of various sizes.The building, surrounded by a beautiful private garden, overlooking a quiet canal, is only 400 meters from the train station of Venezia Santa Lucia, comfortable to walk with luggage.
INTERNAL DESCRIPTIONThe living/sleeping area is furnished with kitchen (with oven, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and dishes), sofa bed, ottoman, TV and dining table. The presence of many windows makes the room airy and bright.The bathroom, tiled in marble, offers a striking shower with Turkish bath and colour therapy.
The apartment, with the most efficient energy class A, is equipped with a ventilation system and air cooling systems with radiant floor.AREAImaging a better location than Venice is nearly impossible!The apartment is located next to the train station, which is easily reachable on foot, in a few minutes even with luggage.The location is also a good starting point for exploring the city: Calle Pruli ai Cavalletti is very quiet despite being just off the bustling main street, hosting a succession of shops, markets and restaurants. In 20 minutes you can reach the Rialto Bridge and then the wonderful Piazza San Marco, heart of the city, with the Basilica and the Doge's Palace overlooking the lagoon. For art lovers, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco with important paintings by Titian is only a 10 minutes’ walk across the famous Ponte degli Scalzi, outside the railway station.
Five minutes from the apartment lies the famous district Cannaregio, the old Jewish quarter and now home to one of the departments of the University Ca' Foscari. Cannaregio is an area of the town that has preserved its discreet charm, perfect to breathe the authentic Venetian atmosphere; a special place, away from the bustle of the main streets, where you can enjoy peace and tranquillity. In this regard, the foundations of Sacca San Girolamo, located on the tip of the district, are worth visiting: there you can admire the wonderful colours that produce the sun at sunset, when reflected on the opaque waters of the lagoon of Venice.
Following the sun, in the lagoon, is the best way to discover the most authentic side of the city. From the district to the Arsenale, for example, you can watch the sunrise at its outmost. A short distance away, there are the Biennale’s gardens perfect for relaxing walks, in the framework of the old town, which is never too crowded with tourists.
A wide selection of restaurants and 'trattorias' is available in the neighbourhood of the apartments.For everyday shopping, you can opt for the larger supermarket located in Calle del Ghetto Vecchio - 600m from the apartment, while in the Cannaregio district you will find a small but well-stocked grocery store run by a couple of very kind Venetians!
GETTING AROUND IN VENICEThe best way to experience Venice is 'getting lost' on foot among its canals and stare wonders at every turn, admiring the passing gondolas or enjoying the silence that surrounds the channel at dusk.The city is well served by a convenient network of water buses. The closest stops are only 200 meters from the apartment, on the Grand Canal in front of the railway station. Here you will find the landing of the lines leading to San Marco, Murano Island (famous for glass craftsmen) or the Lido of Venice (where the Festival of Cinema takes place).
HOW TO GET THERE- From the train station: take the second street on the left, Calle Pruli ai Cavalletti, and follow it to the end, beyond a wooden bridge, to reach the entrance of the building.- By Car: you can park in the underground parking in Piazzale Roma, 800 meters away, just across the famous bridge of Calatrava. Alternatively, we recommend leaving your car at the railway station in Mestre, well served by car parks open 24/24, and then take the train to Venezia Santa Lucia.- From the airport Marco Polo: take the shuttle bus, leading to Piazzale Roma in 20 minutes.- From Mestre: you can reach Piazzale Roma using the T1 tramway from the city centre.Get the full listing »