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The site: staying in a house depicted by Canaletto and Guardi, beside a church designed by Palladio (1558) and a bell tower by Mauro Codussi (1480).
The former island of Olivolo, known now as San Pietro di Castello, is a special place. Together with Rio Alto (now Rialto) it has been the island to be the first settled by the Roman people of Veneto while fleeing from the barbarian invasions starting from the 5th century A.D. They also built a castle there, from where the name of Castello for the sestiere (district) which now occupies the eastern part of Venice.
The settlers also built a church on the island becoming a bishopric from the 8th century A.D. to the 15th. After then in 1451 the church became the cathedral of Venice (San Marco was the Doge’s chapel) and its archbishop the patriarch of Venice until 1807, when Napoleon moved him to San Marco for getting barracks from his palace and the adjacent convent. Since then the seat of Venice’s religious authority became San Marco.
The main building, its features and facilities
A charming four stories Venetian house with two private docks on a water front facing west, overlooking the Canale San Pietro. On the north side the verdant campo San Pietro with its church and bell tower and on its south side, the small garden with fully equipped open air and covered living spaces.
Sleeps up to 17 in 6 formal bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, and a spacious loft with a further bathroom.
Each bathroom has a walk in shower.
Main kitchen for large parties, cooking lesson and normal cooking for the guests. First floor kitchen mainly for breakfast but also supporting the main kitchen when guests will eat in the dining room or terrace. Garden room kitchen for open air drinks, snacks and more.
Gym with hot tub. Three living areas on the first floor, on the loft and on the garden.
Layout by floor
The total width of the ground floor, including the uncovered areas, is around 6,000 sq. feet, instead the two upper floors measure 1,600 sq. feet each, the loft about 30% less due to the pitched roof. The whole, including the art gallery, is around 10,000 sq. feet.

Ground floor and garden:
Main entrance leads to the stairs and lift. On the right, small entrance hall, hallway and main kitchen. Stairs (three steps) lead to the cavana (ancient landing room), a 1,000 sq feet vaulted room that can be used for indoor dining for up to 50 people, conferences, meetings, dancing, music, cinema etc. The room is also accessible from the main entrance and from the lift. A quadruple glass door opens to the landing stage on the canal. Beyond the cavana, gym with 7.5 x 7.5 ft. hot tub and small bathroom with shower. Two double glass doors lead to the garden: large pergola, garden room, further kitchen for serving meals or drinks or snacks directly on the counter, or seated in comfortable armchairs, large jetty, previous boat shelter (squero) now 800 sq. feet shed area for any gathering or al fresco dining.

First floor
Through the staircase (or lift) you will reach the 3rd kitchen, dining room, triple balcony door opening to the terrace overlooking the garden, living/study, large living room, bedroom 1 with balcony door leading to the terrace and window overlooking the canal, bedroom 2, twin (two French beds) overlooking the verdant campo, the church, its bell tower and the Arsenale. Lift arrives directly on dining/living.

Second Floor
Four bedrooms, each with en suite. The master bedroom (double king size bed) has also a tub with splendid views on the Arsenale (through a glass door and balcony) and five windows overlooking the church, the Asenale and the Canale San Pietro. Master 2 (double, king size bed and a further single bed) has a Turkish bath and windows overlooking the canal. Further twin (same description as the one on the 1st floor), further king sized double overlooking the private garden.

Reachable by stairs or lift it has a further bathroom with walk-in shower, living area with four sofa-beds for sleeping up to 4 youngsters. Stairs lead to roof terrace (altana in Venetian) overlooking Venice and the bell tower, where to have unforgettable sunset drinks or dinners.

House equipment
· air conditioning throughout the house
· under the floor heating system
· small heated pool with jet stream in the gym
· several dining and living areas indoors and outdoors
· screens on all windows and doors opening to terraces and balconies
· three fully equipped kitchens (ground floor, first floor and garden room)
· three washing machines, one with tumble dryer
· three dishwashers
· icemaker
· WI-FI, 2 Satellite TV, DVD Player, 2 Stereos with CD player, IPod/IPhone dock
· adaptors (all types), fans, cots, cribs, high chairs, wheelchairs
· hair dryer in each bathroom

The gallery
The 2,000 sq. ft. art gallery, conference/multimedia hall can be rented also separately, with its own garden, kitchenette, totally disabled friendly. It can be as well used for yoga classes, screening, any art performance and events. Together with the main building it would be ideal for larger parties/events, for ex. wedding parties.
Equipped with air conditioning and heating it can be either used for single events or for longer rentals, up to 9 months/whole year.
What to do in the house and going outdoors
You can have your private lunches or dinners as large parties (for up to 300 guests spread in a 10,000 feet site) in eight possible dining areas: there is nothing similar offered in Venice!
Your party can be served:
· at the XVth c. cavana, (the 90 sq. meters ancient landing room at the ground floor);
· under the pergola, in the garden;
· on the water upon the “Vianello” boatyard jetty;
· at the garden room facing the pergola;
· under the squero (previous boat shelter);
· at the first floor indoor dining room;
· at the first floor terrace (overlooking the San Pietro Canal on one side and the garden on the other);
· on the altana (the top terrace above the roof) overlooking Venice with outstanding views on the laguna, and the Alps.
The professional kitchen at the ground floor is equipped for serving meals for up to 50 seated guests. Larger parties (for 200 and more) can be organized through selected caterers.
The house offers spa with large hot tub, gym, wide hall in the cavana, still wider in the gallery to organize any kind of event (cinema, theatre, discotheque, conferences, art exhibitions, and more).
To get a clearer idea of the shape and distributionn of spaces, prese see the house plans reported below.

Points of interest
San Pietro di Castello has been for more than 500 years, till 1807, the patriarchal church of Venice and seat of the religious authority (the archbishop) in the adjacent Palazzo del Patriarca.
San Pietro island is located between the two major exhibition centers in Venice, Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale, surrounded by a very lively neighborhood, once the dockyard (Arsenal in Venetian) workers’ quarter. Any kind of grocery shopping is available at a short reach: two supermarkets, two very well stocked greengrocers, fish mongers, butchers, deli shops, bakeries and so on.
Obviously, Casa San Pietro is not a destination for hurried tourists but it’s the ideal location for groups looking to deepening their knowledge on Venice, its laguna and islands, beaches and waterways, starting from the private jetties of the house.
From our dock one can quickly move to the center or make tours of the lagoon, using private boats or water taxis, without suffering the big disadvantages of finding yourself stuck among thousand of tourists. Otherwise at a short reach you will be able to get to three different stops of “vaporetti”(public water buses) that will bring you anywhere you wish. If you just want to walk, San Marco square is at 20 minute walk reach (15 at Venitian pace).
Experienced concierge services operators, professional English speaking guides, caterers, will organize our guest’s time preparing private visits to villas and Palazzi closed to the public, lunch/dinners with the owners, special meetings with international writers, painters, glass artists and more.
But also for visiting Venice’s hinterland, the superb Palladian villas and towns as Vicenza, Verona, Padova, Treviso and many others. These were part of the Republic of Venice until its end by Napoleon’s armies in 1897.
The range of activities can be further enlarged but any proposal to be better targeted should focus on the requirements/expectations of the client. Here below some examples.
· Cruising, sailing, fishing, water skiing, rowing school (Venetian boats are normally driven by one only row as the gondolas).
· Winery tours, wine tasting, cooking classes, best restaurants in town and in the region.
· Art, history of art, architecture: old masters, contemporary art, guided tours in Venice off the touristic circuits, private visits to museums, palazzo, churches, villas…
· Watching glass masters doing marvelous handicrafts, engraving school, watercolor courses.
· Visiting the laguna and its islands: Torcello and its fabulous restaurant Cipriani, Burano, Mazzorbo with its New York Times celebrated Venissa, Sant’Erasmo and the Lido with its celebrated beaches and hotels, Cinema Festival and the Alberoni Golf Course, considered among the 10 best in Italy.
· Boat trips along the riviera del Brenta as far as Padua with its 30 and more villas (among them the Palladian Malcontenta and Villa Pisani at Stra).
· Van or train trips to Vicenza to see the most celebrated Palladian villas and Palazzos, having lunch with the owners surrounded by Tiepolo frescoes.
· Romantic tour through the Venice channels in a rowboat.
· Visiting the superb Venetian countryside with its historical towns and villas (Asolo, Marostica, Maser, Conegliano, Castelfranco, Treviso and many others).
Our challenge is to advise our “discerning clients” in order they can get something they could never get elsewhere.
Included in the rental
Fluent English speaking check in rep welcoming the guests and showing them the house
General upkeeping of the premises
Final cleaning
Weekly bed and bath linen change for stays longer than one week.
House heating and air conditioning
Electricity & Gas
Water from the mains
Wi-Fi throughout the house
SAT TV (mainly in English)
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
Hot tub maintenance
To be reimbursed at check-out
Any potential damages

Services by external professionals
Additional services to be paid directly to the companies/professionals providing them
Daily in-depth cleaning, additional bed and bath linen changing, kitchen cleaning and washing up, personal laundry and ironing
Grocery shopping
Cooking service
Guided tours
Taxi boats
Drivers with boat
Any additional concierge service

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Extra options:
Grocery shopping: Single Fee
Cooking service: Single Fee
Guided tours: Single Fee
Taxi boats: Single Fee
Drivers with boat: Single Fee
Any additional concierge service: Single Fee
Daily in-depth cleaning: Single Fee
Address: Castello, 70, 30122 Venezia VE
State: Venice
Country: Italy
Listing Details
Property ID: 28512
Property Size: 557 m2
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Air Conditioning
Indoor Fireplace
Wireless Internet
Elevator in Building
Family/Kid Friendly
Free Parking on Premises
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Accessible
Other Features
Bed linens
Coffee maker
Garden or grounds
Hot Tub
Terms and Conditions
Smoking Allowed
Pets Allowed
Party Allowed
Children Allowed
Options are held for three working days. Booking will be confirmed upon reception of 50% of the rent as booking deposit. The balance should be wired 60 days prior to arrival. In case of cancellation by the client, we will do our best to rent the house partly or fully for the cancelled period and, accordingly, refund the money sent deducting 10% administrative fee. Rentals can begin any day of the week. Minimum stay 4 nights. Minimum stay of one week during Biennale opening week and Cinema Festival. Guests are expected to arrive after 4 P.M. and to leave before 10 A.M. Different check in times should be agreed at the time of booking. Departure time can be agreed directly with the local house manager. Site fee for weddings, parties and events including a number of people exceeding the standard hosting capacity of the house - to be agreed on a case-by-case basis.


May 2022
June 2022

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