Il Giardino di Giulia

Bed & Breakfast
+39) 041 2007786

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €50
1 Single
From €50
2 Twin/doubles
From €85



What a find in central Venice! Despite the limitations of Covid, Marco has made us so welcome. If you like off the beaten track, more authentic experiences and fantastic food recommendations, then this is the choice.

Christopher, Lausanne

Marco has a very charming house and provides excellent breakfasts and fascinating company. Il Giardino di Giulia is an excellent choice. Highly recommended.

Alan, London

A wonderful find! A B&B like no other! Marco was an exceptional host - very attentive to our needs, a gentle, self-deprecating soul with a great sense of humour and full of useful advice and information about where to go and what to do . His breakfasts were really delicious and the bedrooms warm and comfortable. Can't recommend Il Giardino di Giulia highly enough. Thank you Marco and enjoy your well earned holiday!

sally, Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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.


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!


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The neighbourhood

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...