'What a gem you have found. Within walking distance of all the main sights and set in an old palazzo to boot. The rooms are very comfortable and our room overlooked a canal - definitely better than overlooking a main road! Monica made us feel so welcome and even got us a gluten free apricot pie to go with our breakfast. A great place for a long weekend getaway.'
Debra, founder of Gluten Free and Me https://www.facebook.com/groups/glutenfreeandme/
B&B Venice & Venice is ideally situated on the first floor of an elegant building in a quiet area of the well known Cannaregio district of Venice but at the same time very close to Rialto Bridge and an approximate 10 mins walk from St. Mark's Square, the Accademia Galleries and other well known landmarks. The B&B is run by Monica and has just 3 rooms each with its own private bathroom, but what makes it so unique is that you are actually living in what was Monica's home! Breakfast, including a gluten free option with packaged gf items, cereals, muffins, eggs and fruit , is served in the newly furnished breakfast room with its wooden beamed ceiling which also serves as a place to relax, read a book or even watch TV - as you would do in your own house! The garden is available to the guests and there is free Wi-fi throughout the building. The nearest waterbus stops are Rialto, Cà d'oro or Fondamente Nuove which, for those arriving at Venice Marco Polo, is one of the Alilaguna airport transfer stops. Monica will supply you with a free city map and give you all the information and tips you need as to what to see and where to go so as to make your stay in Venice a memorable one.
Monica has now expanded her business to include several apartments (min 2 night stay) in strategic points throughout the city and great if you are wanting a longer stay and the possibility of eating a snack at 'home' after a tiring day of sightseeing.
B&B Venice & Venice's 3 bedrooms are large and airy - 2 of them look out onto the canal of Santi Apostoli and one of them can take a third bed. They all have tea and coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan and each has its own private bathroom with either bath or shower and hairdryer on the landing. There is also a small apartment nearby which can either be self catering or with breakfast at the B&B.
No matter the length of stay, the first places that come to mind when visiting Venice are in fact St. Mark’s Square with its Campanile (bell tower) the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the area around the Rialto Bridge and then a trip to the islands of Murano famous for its glass, Burano for its brightly coloured houses and lace making and Torcello. The longer your stay the more you can take in the architecture of the historical buildings, the churches and museums; the Gallerie dell’Accademia (the gallery of fine arts), the Arsenale enclosed by its medieval wall, the Ghetto (Jewish quarter) in the Cannaregio district to name just a few places well worth a visit. However probably the best way to see Venice and get the feel of this wonderful city is to just wander round the narrow streets and across the bridges away from the main tourist areas. If you prefer and to help you make the best of your stay Monica can book a city guide for you who will accompany you and show you the hidden gems of Venice!
In almost every narrow street or square you will find small restaurants and if the locals are eating there, the food will certainly be good! For those of you who need a gluten free diet the following restaurants and a pizzeria have been recommended by people who have eaten there: Antico Gatoleto - Cannaregio 6055 (very close to the B&B); A La Vecia Cavana - Cannaregio 4624; Ristorante A Beccafico in CampoS. Stefano near Accademy Bridge; Da Raffaele in Fondamenta De Le Ostreghe; Oke Zattere pizzeria - Dorsoduro 1414: Da Brogi in Rioterà della Maddalena; Frary’s – San Polo 2559; Al Giardinetto ‘Da Severino’ - Castello 4928.
In the hotel
Sitting room/breakfast room – Wi-fi throughout - small communal garden - tourist information - pick up service from nearest waterbus stop Rialto or Fondament Nuove (free until 20.00)
N.B. The B&B is on the first floor of a private building. NO lift.
In the bedrooms
3 large bedrooms - 2 of which with views onto the canal Santi Apostoli - TV sat - Wifi internet access - heating - ceiling fan - tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has a private bathroom on the landing with shower or Bath/wc - hairdryer - courtesy kit (soap, shampoo).
Water bus (vaporetto) – museums – shops – bars – restaurants – churches – excursions to islands (Murano, Burano,Torcello) – St. Mark’s Square - Rialto Bridge and fruit and veg market - airport – train station.
How to arrive
Airports: Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso
(Daily low cost flights to Venice - Easyjet, Jet2, Aerlingus- and Treviso - Ryanair - from several UK airports and Dublin)
From Venice airport public service Alilaguna to Fondamente Nuove. Then walking:
Otherwise bus to Piazzale Roma.
From Venice Treviso bus to Piazzale Roma.
From Santa Lucia train station or Piazzale Roma
Waterbus no.2 to Rialto Bridge. With the bridge behind you walk to Campo S. Bortolomio, turn left passing Luisa Spagnoli shop on your right. Over bridge past Coin and straight on, pass Bata shoe shop on left hand side. Over 2nd bridge, turn right into Salizada San Canzian to Campiello S. Canzian. Straight on into narrow street with church on left and Dolceamaro shop on the right, then left and right into Calle Crosetta. 2nd left into Calle Moretti and B&B is wooden door facing you at the end.
Pick up service available from Rialto or Fondamente Nuove. All you need to do is contact Monica with arrival times and she will meet you!
Suitable for coeliac: Yes
Check In: Any day 12.00 - 19.00
Check Out: Any day 10.30
Prices are based on a double/twin room rate per day B&B. Minimum 2 night stay. Gluten free breakfast available and coeliac guests are very welcome. Availability on request.
April to end October Weekdays from €110,00 per room
Weekends from €140,00 per room
November to end March All days from €95,00 per room
(Christmas / New Year and public holidays will be charged at the higher rate.)
Apartments available on a self catering basis. Cost per apartment per night plus an end of stay cleaning charge.
Hotel prefers cash payment.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted but will incur a surcharge of 2,5%.
There is a tourist/city tax of €3,00 per person per day to be paid direct to the hotel.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.88. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added