Country & Townhouse

Views on Venice on the Telegraph

“Live like a local: why a holiday apartment is a great option for a Venice city break”

Venice has its fair share of five-star hotels, but there’s nothing like the simple pleasure of renting an apartment like Ca’ Del Santo, a Views on Venice property in the Castello district.

Views on Venice’s has an 80-strong portfolio of holiday apartments in cosy townhouses and stately palazzos alike. Ca’ Cerchieri Loredan, for instance, occupies a 15th-century villa on the Grand Canal.

If sharing with friends, the costs of staying in an apartment such as C’ Del Pittore in Castello, can be extremely favourable compared with those of a hotel.

“Filippo Gaggia grew up in one of the Grand Canal’s most notable and beautiful buildings, 15th-century Palazzo Loredan dell’Ambasciatore. He still lives there with his family in one of the palazzo’s seven apartments; the rest are available to rent by the night or week through his company, Views on Venice.”

Read the full article on the Telegraph.


Featuring on “Philippine Tatler”

…. “Our base of operations came about thanks to Laurie Jimenez-Westfall who discovered a charming Venetian villa through Views on Venice ( which enables travellers such as ourselves to experience Venetian life as locals even for a short time.

We were fortunate that the villa Laurie selected for us was owned by a wonderful couple—Filippo and Alessandra Gaggia. The Palazzo, situated by the Grand Canal and near the Accademia bridge, was what everyone had in mind—comfortable, spacious, elegant, with the Old World Italian splendour that we imagined.”

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Zegna at Palazzo | Featuring on The Telegraph

Architectural Digest

Singapore Airlines’ Priority magazine

BerührungsPUNKTE Magazine Biennale

Ich bin immer neugierig auf die Biennale!

‘BerührungsPUNKTE im gespräch mit unserem hausherrn Filippo Gaggia’ ‘BerührungsPUNKTE: Signore Gaggia, seit wann ist der Palazzo Loredan dell’Ambasciatore in Ihrem Familienbesitz? Erzählen Sie uns ein wenig darüber und über Ihren Bezug zu diesem Gebäude? Haben Sie einen Lieblingsplatz in Ihrem Palazzo?’

Country Life International (Spring 2012)

Dearth in Venice? Hardly…

country‘Despite Italy’s economic woes and recent political upheaval, the second-home market in the Lagoon City remains in reassuringly good shape, reports Carla Passino.’ ‘Venice has always defied the odds. As a tiny city-state, it ruled over the eastern Mediterranean for five centuries, and held back foreign armies for 1,100 years. Today, La Serenissima is weathering the Eurozone crisis better than most of Europe. Even though its primary housing market is relatively limited, this consistent demand for second homes from a wide range of Italian and international buyers provides support, particularly at the upper end.’