Gradenigo is a privileged Venice accommodation for its panoramic view and large dimensions as it is laid out on about 200 square meters
One of our favorite areas of Venice, Cannaregio is the "local" district, less touristy, the place where resident Venetians live. You can find lots of good food and apparel shops, markets, even the restaurants and bars are reasonable! The Cannaregio canal is the second widest in Venice, and joins the Grand Canal on the south end to the northern lagoon. A lively, interesting area, served by the public transport Vaporetto line n.1 along the Grand Canal, or the so called "Gira Città" routes n. 41, 42, 51 and 52 along the northern end.
The Gradenigo apartment is located in the heart of the Cannaregio district, thus very central, only 3-4 minute walk to the Cà D'Oro Vaporetto stop (particularly recommended if you arrive by train or car) and to the Madonna dell'Orto Alilaguna stop (very convenient direct water transport if you land at the Marco Polo Airport), even if our personal suggestion is to spoil yourself taking a private water taxi that drops you off directly in front of the entrance door of the apartment!
The Gradenigo is a privileged accommodation to us as it has many pros and few cons, starting from the huge living space: it is laid out on about 200 square meters on two levels offering total comfort, privacy and quietness. On the 3rd level there are main living room, dining room with a large extensible table, a super kitchen adequate for the toughest chef performances, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a big walk in wardrobe, a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom that can be used as twin or double. On the attic level there are a second spacious living room with double pull-out bed, kitchenette and a table for 4 people, a third double bedroom, a third bathroom and the laundry room. The attic can be considered the dependence of the main level, completely independent from it, or can be used as extra sleeping space for groups of up to 9 people (the house is recommended for 6-8 people, if you are 9 there is a little extra charge).
Another plus of the Gradenigo apartment is with no doubt the spectacular views enjoyable on every direction: it faces south on Rio de la Misericordia and north on beautiful Italian style gardens and on the lagoon, while faces east and west on the roof-tops and bell towers including San Marco, particularly from the attic windows. For the same reason the apartment is very bright and endowed with good cross ventilation (please make sure you keep windows closed when away from home!).
Least but not last, the technologic equipment of the house is very good: there is Wi-Fi internet connection, 42" flat-screen TV with DVD palyer, Hi-Fi audio system, Miele dishwasher, washing machine, Whirlpool 2-doors fridge and freezer with ice maker, oven, microwave, 5 burners gas stove, etc.
The only downside is possibly the number of steps to reach the apartment, about 60, even if the stairway is very large and not steep at all. We recommend the apartment to both families and group of friends.
3-4 minute to the public transports
2 minute to Strada Nuova and Supermarket
10 minute to the Rialto Bridge and Market
15 minute to San Marco Square
Alilaguna: Madonna dell'Orto - linea Arancio
Vaporetto: Cà D'Oro - Line 1
Chef-rated kitchen equipment
Ironing board and iron
High quality linen and towels
Smoking not permitted!
Relaxed, authentic, off the tourist trail, great restaurants nearby and only 15 minute walk to the bustling centre of St Marks.April 2018, Susannah (UK)
Spacious and airy,this elegant apartment is a short distance from the rail station or airport via vaporetto or ferry . Right on a stretch of canal with good restaurants and bars for an early espresso or late drink it is nevertheless a very tranquil and relaxing neighbourhood situated at a comfortable distance away from the tourist hubbub of central Venice . Perfect spot for a family get together .October 2017, Teresa (UK)
From the moment we were met on arrival in Venice to the date of departure one week later we never had a problem with the accomodation. The rooms, on two floors, were big enough for 5 people to spread out without being on top of each other. The rooms were clean, the showers hot and the shops within walking distance. There are also bars and restaurants with easy reach of the front door. The holiday was a pleasure with every turn a picture to take. Couldn't recoment this aparment enough.February 2013, Peter (United Kingdom)
Apartment was superb. It had loads of space was bright and airy and very well furnished with all the necessary 'mod cons'.May 2014, Trisha (Ireland)
We rented this property for a larger group of 6 adults and 3 small children. We were given great directions to reach the apartment and meet Enrico at the vaporetto stop to get us to the property. The apartment was very spacious and clean, as well as comfortable for our group. Great places to dine and drink around the property! Great communication from Truly Venice for booking, directions, and follow up. Would recommend to anyone on the fence!July 2015, J Spark (Germany)
Perfectly equipped on all aspects: wifi, kitchen, lounge. Very brightl, very neat, and contemporary. There is a small garden next to it and the district has remained authentically warm and relaxed. We can only recommend this place of great value for money for all travelers / families who would rather avoid the San Marco herds. The area is Venetian authentic, so you should be able to climb some stairs. We rented through Truly Venice who proved very attentive and efficient.November 2015, Oliver (United States)
Wonderful Venice! We were very happy with the service we received from Truly Venice and would recommend them. The location of the property was superb and the interior was just as described. The apartment was very well equipped, but as a party of 7 we would have liked an additional front door key. There were several restaurants immediately outside of the property, we ate at most of them and found a good variety of food and prices. We hope to return to Venice in the future and will certainly consider using Truly Venice again.February 2013, Arthur and Sue (United Kingdom)
Fantastic Venice home away from home. A wonderful place for a Christmas holiday. Comfortable, convenient and great service. A beautiful, relaxing home away from home.February 2013, Brian (Canada)
"So Very Happy" We were six: two grandparents, two middle-aged parents, a 13-year-old and a ten-year-old. I don't know how to express how pleased we all were! So much space! Such charming views! I hung out the window every day to watch activity on the canals. I just reread the description of the apartment. It's entirely accurate. I would just add that each of the three bedrooms has a bath and each bed/bathroom suite has doors that seal off the rest of the apartment. Great privacy. Also a good kitchen setup with good cooking equipment. Comfortable beds with nice soft, smooth sheets. We bought seven day vaporetto passes and rode in the open stern area. We took a lesson with RowVenice.com and spent an hour learning how to row a gondola. (After that we looked closely at how the gondoliers handled their oars.) We ate nearby at Vini di Gigio. We walked over to Fondamente Nove and ate at Restaurant alvise. There we met a friendly French couple who told us to try the hot chocolate at Rosa Salva (delicious with great gobs of whipped cream.) I had great pumpkin ravioli at the Peggy Guggenheim. Our granddaughter kept a journal recording the gelati flavors she had sampled We ate at home: food from the local supermarket and nearby bakeries and pastry shops. Some of us stayed home more than others. That was very comfortable. One of us bought a chorus pass and visited 16 churches in 7 days! We attended free concerts at two different churches. We admired the Rialto Market. I bought a nice necklace at Genninger Studio in Dorsoduro. Two bridges away was the Church of the Madonna de l'Orto. So spare and beautiful. The area: calm, quiet and charming. Service: Everything that was necessary had been anticipated for us. We didn't pay proper attention when Enrico explained the washing machine, but he graciously came within 5 minutes when we called for help. Daniela was the soul of efficiency and calm. The whole experience: a wonderful gift to our family.April 2014, Sally (United States)
Just the best possible experience! The apartment was fantastic! Very spacious and well equipped in a wonderful location with a fabulous canal view right from the dining room window. Actually the view from our bedroom was a beautiful garden so we had great vistas from three rooms. The kitchen was well equipped with all utensils and appliances and the washing machine small but adequate for us. The lounging area in the center of the apartment was comfortable for napping and doing our internet browsing (the connection was weak in some of the other rooms, probably due to the thickness of the walls, but then again, that made for little noise heard from other rooms. We were so glad we picked this apartment since the location was much quieter than other parts of town and there were several good restaurants just a few steps away, on our street, right beside "our" canal...Great!!! The only thing to be aware of for this place was the number of steps to climb to enter the apartment...but that also helped us justify our many wonderful meals in Venice!!!October 2013, Dave (United States)