The newly listed Arsenale Terrace apartment features one of the most beautiful roof-top views on San Marco, San Giorgio and the Venetian Lagoon
Located at the beginning of the authentic and lively Via Garibaldi, only 2 minutes’ walk to the Arsenale Vaporetto stop, this fascinating attic is bright, airy and quiet.
This area of the Castello District is now in high demand between connoisseurs, artists and true Venetians because of its genuineness and antique historical heritage. This is the oldest part of the city, where everything started more than a millennium ago and still today it is preserved almost integrally. The Serenissima Republic built here the Arsenale in the XII Century, which made the city state the most influential maritime power of the world for centuries.
Beside the rich cultural heritage, in this area recently opened a variety of good and inexpensive local bars and restaurants. Last but not least, during the Biennale period this area becomes the centre of the creative and alternative artists community, exhibiting at Corderie dell’Arsenale, Giardini della Biennale and in many collateral events organized by its vibrant community.
The terrace is by far the highlight of the property: the view that you can enjoy from here is simply stunning. On clear days you can spot the Dolomites on the north; San Marco, the Salute Church and San Giorgio Island on the west; the Venetian Lagoon and the Lido Island on the south. The sunny "Altana" is furnished with a table and 4 chairs which is perfect for a relaxing breakfast or an aperitif at sunset.
It is composed of a large loft-style living and dining area with nice steel kitchen, a double bedroom with large wardrobe, a luminous bathroom with shower cabin and a small mezzanine located between the living room and the terrace, accessible through the easy-to-climb spiral staircase that leads to the “Altana” (traditional wooden roof-top terrace). The mezzanine is very cosy: here you can find a futon bed with plenty of pillows, which you can use as a reading corner. The sofa-bed in the living room is as comfortable as a normal bed and can easily be opened and closed, so during the day you can use the living space freely.
The high-tech kitchen features a professional 5 gas burners stove, large fridge, dishwasher, freezer, gas oven, kettle, etc. The amenities of this apartment include washing machine, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, independent heating system, Smart TV and Sonos Hi-Fi system.
Please mind that the open space staircase is not suitable for children below 4 years old unless they are used to such stairs.The apartment is not recommended for people with limited mobility, as the last part of the stairway is quite steep. The Arsenale Terrace is perfect for a couple that wishes plenty of living space and comfort but it can comfortably host 3 people. It is full of light during all day and has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. It truly makes you feel at home away from home!
2 minutes walk to Arsenale Vaporetto Stop
2 minutes walk to the supermarket
4 minutes walk to Corderie dell'Arsenale
6 minutes walk to Giardini Biennale
12 minute walk to San Marco Square
Alilaguna: Arsenale - Blue Line
Vaporetto: Arsenale - Line 1 and 4.1 / 4.2
Altana (rooftop terrace)
Home Sound System
Chef-rated kitchen equipment
Ironing board and iron
Smoking not permitted!
This was our first time in Venice and I travelled with my husband for a special wedding anniversary therefore we wanted to treat ourselves to somewhere special and this place truly met our expectations. The accommodation is lovely, spacious yet comfortable and the roof terrace really meant you could sit in comfort at your own pace and see across Venice without leaving the front door. I would have been happy to sit here drinking coffee and sipping prosecco all day. The apartment is very close to a supermarket, a main street where the locals shop and it is an easy 15-20 minute stroll to the heart of Venice. It is also very close to the Giadini and Arsenale if you are wanting to visit the Biennale it is within a 5 minute walk. Be warned we spent two days here alone altough it was well worth it. We preferred to venture into central Venice at night when the streets were less crowded. I would like to thank Hannah for coming to meet us and welcoming us to Venice, it really made us feel at home and reassured that if we had needed it help would have been near at hand. I would recommend Truly Venice rentals to anyone and would love to return to this accommodation should circumstances allow.October 2017, Emily (UK)