As featured in The Telegraph online January 2018 – ‘Live like a local: why a holiday apartment is a great option for a Venice city break’ – by Fiona Duncan, Hotel Expert
Sleeps up to 7 people
Kept tightly under wraps but very soon to be revealed… Be first in line to beat a path to La Marchesa’s door!
Currently being decked out to perfection in the same highly popular signature style that propelled VOV-owned Gondolieri, Ca’ Dell’Opera, Ca’ Dell’ Ulivo, Ca’ Del Teatro and Ca’ Della Luce into the upper echelons of the luxury rentals market, the striking La Marchesa is about to make its debut, and from what we’ve seen already is sure to garner rave reviews!
Discovered within a discreet network of little alleyways that you’d hardly know were there, yet just moments away from the magnificence of St. Mark’s Square and Venice’s most vibrant designer boutique-laden thoroughfareswhere you can feast your eyes on Ferragamo, go gaga over Gucci, be bowled over by Bulgari, or pick the perfect piece at Prada – this brand new apartment will sleep 6+1 guests in 3(+1) bedroomed accommodation topped with a furnished ‘altana’ roof terrace for soaking up the Venice vibe.
Quietly luxurious styling with an ‘East meets West’ aesthetic will be the order of the day and will set the tone throughout, while all the latest comforts and bespoke artisanal furnishings will weave a haven of wellbeing – a holiday base where life is good.
Cloaked in peace and quiet yet an easy hop, skip and a jump to the legendary Harry’s Bar, the bustling neighbourhood gondola station, the flamboyantly Baroque Church of San Moisè with its frosted cake-style style frontage and, for those with a penchant for opera and history, the site of the once influential but long-disappeared Teatro San Moisè (1620-1818), La Marchesa’s air-conditioned accommodation will extend over 3 floors of the building and comprise –
A private entrance at the corner of the little square known as Corte Barozzi opening into the apartment’s vestibule hallway with stairway rising to the
A spacious open-plan and east-facing sitting/dining room/fabulously equipped kitchen capturing the morning sun, with extensive beams overhead, wooden flooring underfoot, tall windows with decorative balustrades to the fore, and all to be furnished with meticulous attention to detail in neutral linen tones with Moroccan-themed embellishments
A superb master bedroom/suite (almost rivaling the main living area in size!) to be softly lit by the glow of Moroccan-style lanterns and dressed for relaxation in fine ikat fabric and peacock blue velvet, with a double bed, an Eichholtz Trapezium Art-Deco inspired armchair, plentiful wardrobe space, and a cosy semi-separate studio/TV area with a single sofa bed
A pristine en suite ‘bathroom-to-top-all-bathrooms!’ in white Asiago marble, Arabesque tiling, and showcasing a delightful middle eastern style archway leading to a bathtub with shower over which will beckon you to luxuriate and pamper to your heart’s content!
A charming 2nd double bedroom in Tapet-Cafe ‘Deco Fan’ wallpaper and fabric and an indigo blue inspired by the traditional leather dyes of Fez, with a double bed which can be divided into twins upon your request, a small work/desk area and a mirror-and-fretwork fronted wardrobe
A 2nd (separate) bathroom in turmeric and cream with a shower to the centre encased in ceramic shell tiling
Stairway rising to the
A characterful 3rd double bedroom to be dressed in a rich kermes red and a stylish sage green, with twin bedsbeneath the beams and a built-in wardrobe
An en suite bathroom set beneath a sloping beamed ceiling, with Arabesque tiling in red and separate shower
A small sitting area to the side
Stairway rising to the
A spacious ‘altana’ roof terrace to be furnished with table, chairs and outdoor sofa, for breakfasting al fresco and apertivi beneath the stars!
Close to Teatro La Fenice and sharing the immediate neighbourhood with the 5-star Bauer and Europa & Regina hotels.
And the sights of St. Mark’s Square are all within your grasp! – the Basilica, Campanile, Doge’s Palace, Clock Tower, Caffé Florian, and more…
Also close to the vaporetto (water bus) stop at Vallaresso for easy travel around town, and to the ‘traghetto’ next to the exclusive Gritti Palace Hotel, which, during operating hours, carries passengers by gondola across the Grand Canal to the arty and laid-back district of Dorsoduro.