Michiel is a newly restored luxury apartment embodying the real essence of the Venetian houses found at the first floor of an historical palace in Cannaregio district
It is located only 1 minute walk to the well-known Campo Santi Apostoli and 5 minutes’ walk to the Rialto Bridge and its colorful open-air market. This is a convenient location close to everything, tucked away from the crowd, easy to reach from both public transports or water taxi.
The private entrance hall at the ground floor tells you a lot about the long history of this place: century old raw bricks, wooden beams and stone sculptures match up with antique furniture. The super-spacious living room can be accessed through a large antique wooden stairway. Here is found an beautiful antique dining table and plenty of sitting space on comfortable sofas. The living room and two bedrooms face a small and quiet square facing south and are inundated with light, while the rest of the house receive little sun but is well illuminated artificially.
Every piece of furniture in this house is precious, dating back one or more centuries, including the stunning original sculptured doors: tenants who have the privilege to stay at the Michiel apartment should take care of the furniture to avoid damages.
The care taking landlord didn't compromise on technology either: the 2 bathrooms are completely new and very functional with large shower box, the kitchen is spacious and very well equipped with every possible amenity, there is air conditioning in every room, Wi-Fi internet connection, large flat-screen TV with international channels (Sky Tv), DVD player, good sound system, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.
We suggest the Michiel apartment to demanding guests, possibly adults or anyway responsible children. We also recommend to catch a private water taxi to reach the apartment especially if you carry plenty of luggage. The 3 bedrooms can be prepared either as 1 double and 2 twins or as 2 doubles and 1 twin, please specify how to prepare the beds.
1 minute walk to the supermarket and cinema
4 minute walk to the Vaporetto stop
6 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge
Alilaguna: Fondamenta Nuove - Blue line
Vaporetto: Cà D'Oro - line 1
First or Ground Floor
Home Sound System
Chef-rated kitchen equipment
Ironing board and iron
High quality linen and towels
Smoking not permitted!
I stayed in this apartment with my three girlfriends and it was quiet, spotless, comfortable and beautifully furnished with a very well equipped kitchen should you desire to cook (which we didn't!). The sitting room was very comfortable and spacious enough for all of us to relax with a pre-dinner drink or to relax and have a chat after an evening out. The location was perfect - only a 5 minute walk to the Ca D'Oro vaporetto stop with plenty of shops and restaurants along the way, including a lovely shop that sold very good gelato. Actually, I've never tasted gelato that wasn't good! There is a supermarket literally 2 minutes away from the apartment so buying fruit and bread etc. for breakfast was easy. We all enjoyed our stay here and it was a real bonus to be in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle surrounding San Marco but nonetheless, very easy to get around being so close to Ca D'Oro. We had a late afternoon flight home and we were able to leave our suitcases in the apartment after the normal checkout time which was very much appreciated. I would certainly recommend this lovely apartment.October 2017, Gary (UK)
If you truly want to enjoy Venice, get away from the tourist areas!! The apartment Michiel is the perfect place to stay to do just that. It is in a quiet piazza yet close enough to everything you need to see and do in Venice. We stayed for 4 nights with my extended family. Some of the group had been to Venice before and never liked it. But this location changed their minds completely. We were able to wonder streets by ourselves and truly get a feel for what Venice is all about. The apartment is a wonderful respite after a long day of walking. Fully appointed with all the amenities. My only complaint would have been that some of the basics were depleted when we arrived - coffee, toilet paper, soap. But there was a large grocery store close by. And Thomas (the building manager) gave us a few euros to buy some of the things that were forgotten.October 2017, Charles (UK)
Dear Daniela, I just wanted to let you know how much I and my friends enjoyed our stay in the apt. Michiel. The apartment was spotless, extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The location is excellent and we found it very easy to get around. I would definitely recommend your company in the future. Kind regards, GailSeptember 2017, Gail (Ireland)
We rented this apartment on line from Truly Venice and everything was exactly as described - if not better. The apartment was in a quiet square but just two minutes from one of the main streets, and just a 15 minute walk to St Marks. Also very close to where the boat goes to the other main islands in the lagoon. The apartment was really lovely - old style Venetian and with lovely furniture and fittings including some really nice and quite old oil paintings (look out for the dinosaurs in the nativity scene) Service was great including being collected from where the boat left us, and a short introduction and a map with recommended local restaurants, shops etc which really were good. The one time we did need some help (when the internet stopped working following a power cut) it came within an hour. And to really seal this recommendation the weather was great!June 2014, Nick (United Kingdom)
I spent one week here with my two adult daughters. We each had our own bedroom, one with bath the other two with a shared bath in the hall. There is a well equipped kitchen. We had our morning coffee and breakfast in every day. Had dinner in several nights as well. It was lovely to have a quiet respite during our active touring. The living room is comfortable offering a pleasant gathering place at the end of a busy day. We found the neighborhood very convenient and a short walk to all the major sites. Our local host met us on arrival and gave us an orientation which included grocers nearby and highlighted map of Venice. I highly recommend this apartment for a group wanting comfort and privacy with ample room to gather for meals or just sharing the events of the day.March 2016, Jairving (United States)
Dear Daniela a brief note following our stay in Venice to say how much we enjoyed the apartment. It really made us feel like we were at home. Everything, from its location, to the way it was decorated and its features was absolutely perfect. The five of us had a wonderful time. Thanks again and I will definitely use Truly Venice again. Kind regardsFebruary 2013, Lucia (United Kingdom)
Five of us stayed in the Michiel apartment last month and we very much enjoyed our stay. The apartment is comfortable and spacious and centrally sited. We were also impressed with the arrangements made by your company which helped us get trouble free from the airport to the apartment. We found Venice fascinating and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. With kind regardsApril 2013, Geoffrey (United Kingdom)
Dear Daniela Thanks for letting us use the apartment a bit longer. We left it at 10:30 am yesterday and then returned at 3:30 to pick up our suitcases prior to meeting our taxi. It was so nice not to have to have our last day carrying the suitcase around. It really is a most beautiful apartment. Thank you for your guidance in helping me to choose it. All 4 of us loved it. There is so much generous stylish living space with the most comfortable sofas and marvelous views onto that charming little neighbourhood square. It is perfectly situated - such easy walking and within such a charming locality with the supermarket only a couple of minutes away. We so enjoyed it all - maybe a few days longer to do more walking as well as more resting!! Enrico was really welcoming and helpful too. It really was such a marvelous holiday - just what I wanted. I love being able to have more space for the family and me - hotel rooms can be so small and in Michiel we had an enormous living area in which to just sit and be together in great comfort. Thanks so much and I hope that your business goes from strength to strength. I will certainly recommend you to friends. Kind regardsAugust 2014, Susan (United Kingdom)
I just wanted to thank you and Gabriele for a great holiday in Venice. We loved the apartment, the back-up and of course Venice itself, and would certainly recommend you to anyone else we know who might go to Venice.May 2015, Nick (United Kingdom)
We were delighted with our apartment. It was just as it looked in the pictures and very clean. When we arrived in Venice and rang Truly Venice, the people were friendly and helpful. Our guide was waiting for us at the arranged place. We would definitely use Truly Venice again!February 2012, Susan (United Kingdom)