Piccola Perla is a charming apartment, ideally located in the
San Antonin area of Castello in Venice,
perhaps the world's most beautiful city.
Ten minutes walk from St Mark's Square.
San Antonin is easily accessible from the vaporetto (water-bus) stops at Arsenale or San Zaccaria. Water taxi can disembark at Ponte San Antonin.
The two-roomed Venice apartment has its own external door leading from the ramo, a quiet lane. This opens into the apartment's private courtyard.
The original building dates from the 16th Century. The restored apartment is enhanced by marble floors and the original beams. Perfect for two people taking a romantic or cultural holiday; the king size sofa bed in the sitting room can be used if children stay, or friends prefer their own bed.The private courtyard, where you can sip a complimentary glass of Prosecco, contains an ancient well, now filled with plants.
"No one enters Venice as a stranger"
Romantic as couples celebrate from engagement to golden wedding.
Popular in spring and autumn to visit galleries, churches and festivals. Ideally situated for Venice Art Biennale
A secret hideaway among velvet and silks. A pretty courtyard.
An advantage of staying in the apartment is returning to the cool of the courtyard to eat delicious food from the amazing deli counter in the local supermarket. Lots of local shops. Useful too when children stay. Good Pizza take-away around the corner in Salizzada San Antonin.
The cost for 7 nights is £700, while a minimum of 3 nights costs £400. Dates can be flexible.
This includes weekly change of linen and towels. Maid service at the end of the visit. Also includes electricity, hot water & daily rubbish collection.Spare keys.
Luggage can be stored in the secure courtyard after checkout time.
Carnival, Easter, 1st week of Biennale & Christmas have alternate rates.
Scroll down for availability calendar These prices held for the past nine years.
Five minutes to the east is the*Arsenale, Venice's ancient Renaissance shipyard,
hosting two contemporary theatres.
Beyond is the *Giardini a peaceful park.
*Both famous for the Venice Art Biennale.
Wander along the Riva or take the back streets to St Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace.
Cross through Castello to the famous market at Rialto
Summer beaches on the Lido island is two vaporetto stops away.
A fan of Donna Leon's famous detective Brunetti ? Her books bring San Antonin to life as the Questura is nearby at Ponte Greci. Campo Bandiera e Moro is the local square, famous for the church San Giovanni in Bragora, where Vivaldi was baptised.
For news, updates and useful tips on staying in Venice, visit the Piccola Perla Weblog.