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2+2 guests
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The Contarini apartment is located next to the fascinating Campo San Barnaba, in the Dorsoduro District, surrounded by picturesque canals and beautiful Palazzi.

Once upon a time a Squero (boat yard) it has been converted in a charming historic apartment characterized by a long and spacious living area (boat construction required large open space) fitted with fascinating antique furniture.

The tall ceiling with large skylights and the old wooden trusses enhances the uniqueness of this place. After the entrance room there is a full bathroom with bathtub and shower screen, the kitchen follows immediately before reaching the loft-style living room. The kitchen has been restored in 2021 therefore it is functional and fully equipped with contemporary electrical appliances, plus it opens on the dining area through an antique stones window, making it easy and convivial to cook for your guests.

Beside plenty of sofas and couches, the loft is equipped with a brand-new queen-size wall-bed that can be hidden behind a heavy curtain separating what we consider the second bedroom from the living room. When the second bed is not needed the same space can be used as a lovely canal view reading room: with some effort it is possible to open the private water door and choose a book from the large library available at the apartment, sitting right in front of the gondolas sliding along the canal savouring a good glass of wine, that's Venice!

You can access the master bedroom located at the first floor through a rather narrow wooden stairway. It measures about 30 square meters, features high wooden beamed ceiling, is particularly luminous and two of the four windows face the canal. There is also a small toilet room accessible through a short staircase.

Away from the "hustle and bustle" of Piazza San Marco, this is the perfect place to enjoy this beautiful city at its best. Being home to the renowned Venice Ca' Foscari University the general vibe of the area is creative, youthful and relaxed. The district heart is Campo Santa Margherita, only 2 minutes’ walk from the Contarini apartment: in the daytime you can find a nice open-air market, children playing, locals walking dogs, shops and cafes; in the evening you could treat yourself at one of the trendy or classical bars and restaurants that are open until around midnight.

Summarizing, the Contarini is a characteristic apartment, not particularly recommended for families with small children because of the fragility of its furniture. It is a rare find in its kind: top-located, full of history and charm, recommended for those who love experiencing the truly Venetian lifestyle.

Tourist Rental ID: 027042-LOC-03988


1 minute walk to the Vaporetto stop Cà Rezzonico
2 minute walk to Campo Santa Margherita
2 minute walk to the supermarket and groceries
5 minute walk to the Accademia Bridge

closest stops

Alilaguna: Cà Rezzonico - Orange line
Vaporetto: Cà Rezzonico - line 1


Air conditioning
First or Ground Floor
Very spacious
Canal view
Private canal entrance

Home Sound System
DVD player
Chef-rated kitchen equipment

Washing machine
Ironing board and iron
Smoking not permitted!

floor plan

Contarini floor plan



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