G. Francesca's reviewsAs a host (9)
“The location was perfect for our quick trip in Venice before boarding a cruise ship. G was very accomodating for our short stay. Thank you”
“Gioia's apartment was such a wonderful base for our two weeks in Venice. The home is spacious and stylishly furnished, a beautiful blend of historic and of-the-moment. The bedrooms are huge and comfortable, and the bathrooms are modern and very well-equipped, with plenty of storage room. The kitchen is rather small, as you'd expect from an urban property, but it's also very well set-up, with a dishwasher, modern range and even a washer-dryer in the pantry area. The neighborhood, Dorsoduro, is absolutely our favorite in Venice - around every corner is some charming little scene...a secluded canal, a row of gorgeous houses, an alley lined with art galleries or sweet restaurants. It's just far enough from the touristy heart of Venice to feel serene, while still being walking or short vaporetto-distance to all the sights. The must-see Peggy Guggenheim museum is right around the corner. Thanks to Gioia for making our stay so fabulous, and to her team for presenting the house so spotlessly clean - highly recommended!”
“We had the most incredible stay in Gioia's beautiful and charming house in Venice! The house is very centrally located, in the Dorsoduro neighbourhood, yet far enough from the throngs of tourists. It is a short 5 mins walk to the Peggy Guggenheim museum and less than 10 mins to the Accademia. The nearest boat stop is a 30 secs walk. We walked from the house to San Marco a couple of times and found the walk to be both easy and very pleasant (how can it not be in Venice!). Gioia's house is very well appointed, was kept cool with two A/C units and a large fan, has 2 large and beautiful bathrooms, and each room is thoughfully and stylishly decorated (our girls felt like princesses!! :)). Gioia is the kindest of hostesses. She was very responsive and gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and things to do with our kids. Thank you, Gioia!!!”
“Tout était parfait : la localisation idéale dans un quartier à la fois calme et très proche de tout ce qu'il y a visiter, les chambres sont très joliment décorées dans un style qui donne tout de suite du panache au séjour, la climatisation est un petit plus très largement apprécié en ces périodes de grosse chaleur ,les salles de bains sont magnifiques, la disposition sur 3 étages est amusante et permet à chacun d'avoir un peu d'intimité, la communication à distance avec Gioia, toujours très réactive et qui a été adorable pour nous recommander pleins de restaurants et de choses à faire qu'on ne trouve pas dans les guides touristiques, l'accès à la maison totalement indépendante par son code d'accès et donc pas besoin d'avoir plusieurs clés quand on est nombreux et qu'on veux être indépendants. Sans compter les arrêts de vaporetto à proximité et le supermarché à Zattere pour faire ses courses; Tout est très pratique et fonctionnel ! La maison de Gioia est un vrai bijou et elle a fait en grande partie la réussite de notre séjour à Venise. C'était incroyable. Encore un grand merci à Gioia. ”
“Goia was an amazing house. The House of Joy far exceeded our expectations (and they were high from the pictures). The location is great and easy to find and Goia gave me great tips on day trips, restaurants and fun things to do with my daughters. The layout was perfect for us because the three bedrooms are all on different floors so everyone had privacy. Her place is very cool and chic and well appointed and the bathrooms are beautiful. We loved Venice and staying at House of Joy made the trip an absolute JOY! Thank you Goia.”
“What a fantastic home to have the pleasure of using! Gioias home is just lovely. We had a brilliant 5 days in Venice. The house couldn’t be easier to get to and from and is in the thick of it with lovely restaurants, beautiful buildings and the Peggy Guggenheim museum all within a few minutes walk. Gioia was extremely attentive and a perfect host. Highly recommended.”
“Superbe appartement, très bien situé (une station de vaporetto de la place Saint Marc), excellemment propre et joliment décoré. Gioia la propriétaire est très impliquée et à l'écoute. Les échanges, à distance ont été de grande qualité. Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour à 5 dans l'appartement de Gioia. Nous le recommandons vivement. Karine et sa famille”
“We have spend 5 days in this wonderful little house It’s very easy to see that Francesca look after every single details to make it unique It has been a nice week and the house is very confortable, All what we need for a trip to Venezia ... the beautifull Thanks so much ”
Where is it?
Dorsoduro has the best of both worlds: a tranquil, elegant, daytime atmosphere and one of the most happening nightlife areas, charming back streets and some of the city’s most interesting sights.
Make sure to visit Campo Santa Margherita. Stunning Piazza filled with coffee, bars and restaurant. Bring the kids along and let them happily and freely play soccer while you sip your spritz while nibbling cicchetti.
The biggest attraction in Dorsoduro is the Accademia, Venice’s most famous art gallery.
Other sights include the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (with a famous collection of modern art including pieces by Dali, Duchamp, Picasso, Mondrian, and Kandinsky) and the Church of San Sebastiano (famed for its cycle of paintings by Veronese, as well as paintings by Tintoretto and Titian).
The island of Giudecca, to the south of Venice, is also included in the Dorsoduro district.
You will experience Venice “like a local,” and be near some of Venice’s most major sights and enjoy a diverse Venice’s nightlife.
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