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Bed & Breakfast

Il Giardino di Giulia - Bed & Breakfast in Veneto

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Santa Croce 965, 30135 Venice
Veneto, Italy

Marco Busetto

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+39) 041 2007786(landline)

Central, tucked-away palazzetto with historic features given an arty makeover without losing authenticity; gentle but passionate owners

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A rare find; a 16th-century palazzetto which doesn't cost a fortune. Small and charming rather than grand and sumptuous, it oozes authenticity and a Venetian vibe. Plus it's off Santa Croce's tourist track yet close to the station and Grand Canal. The narrow, shabby-chic exterior hides quirkily stylish rooms, a mix of vintage and modern furnishings beneath open rafters and whitewashed walls. Creamy colours and natural woods keep rooms cool and relaxing. One bedroom has framed, rare LP covers; another iconic Italian film stills. The cosy single (with kitchenette) has nautical maps. All have small but smartly modern shower rooms and views over church, gardens or narrow alleys. Even better views spill from the second-floor sitting room – more beams and vintage finds – and breakfast room (authenticity means no lift!). Marco's home-made bread and fruit 'crostate' are not to be missed. Venetian-born Marco and architect Monica, who live on the top floor, are gentle and wonderfully knowledgeable and will direct to the best bars, trattorias and authentic neighbourhoods. A slice of secret Venice.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Marco Busetto:

Local points of interest from
Marco Busetto:

  • The house is just a 5-minute walk from the train station Venezia Santa Lucia, in a popular and lively area full of shops and restaurants, with fish dishes and traditional recipes that will delight your taste buds, sipping fine wines...
  • A few steps from the house is one of the oldest churches in Venice, the church of St. Simeon the Prophet. Within a short walk you will reach the splendid church of St. James from the Orio edil Fondaco dei Turchi, home to the Museum of Natural History.
  • A water-bus stop 2 minutes from home will allow you to explore the islands of the north lagoon and immerse yourself in nature. Otherwise, take the Grand Canal to Piazza San Marco...
  • A 15-minute walk takes you to the Rialto market, with its smells and colours it makes for an unforgettable experience ...
  • Not to mention the summer evenings, during which you can dance the tango in Campo San Giacomo, two minutes from home - an experience to savor, immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere ...
  • Just outside the front door you will begin to understand what life is like every day, in a city without cars, where children can play with confidence. For our animal friends - two parks just minutes away from home, we are surrounded by greenery...
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Guest feedback
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"We really enjoyed staying at Giardino di Guilia and especially Marco's warm hospitality and interesting photos and collectibles around the house . We wanted something away from the main touristy area and Santa Croce is just perfect, with its own charm, and great restaurants. Our room 'Marcello' was very comfortable and the photos of Sophia Loren and Mastroianni fantastic. Breakfast every day was a highlight for the home made cake, jam and freshly squeezed juice , but most of all Marco not only entertained us but went out of his way to make our stay fantastic."

Victor - Sydney, Australia

June 2016
"What a great find. Rooms are as described and Marco is the most wonderful host. Great breakfasts made by Marco fruit flan was delicious. Reasonable pricing in a usually expensive city. Restaurant recommendation by Marco were spot on. B&B easy to find with direction given by Marco. This place is highly recommended and would stay here again if I am in Venice. Thanks Marco for a wonderful stay."


September 2015
"Il Giardino di Giulia is a wonderful small and friendly B&B amidst the busy streets and canals of Venice. Marco is very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. It's great to share breakfast with your host and get tips about your day ahead. Breakfast is full of organic produce and Marco's homemade fruit tarts, a great start to the day. The B&B is in a good location for the station and to get the water bus as well as walking the city. Rooms are pleasant and spacious, very comfy beds and pillows. We would definitely recommend! "


June 2015

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  • 2 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Single
Price:(i) 70 to150 per night

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Santa Croce 965, 30135 Venice, Venice

B&B 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 120 to 150 per night
B&B 1 Single room
Price: (i) 70 to 80 per night

Marco Busetto

Visit website

+39) 041 2007786(landline)