That we are delighted by La Rosa di Venezia is not surprising. For completion and additional suggestions, please read our guests’ comments, impressions, Venice tips – and take a look at their pictures.


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We took particular pleasure in our light lunches at the white covered table, paired with local red wine (in beautifully shaped glasses – by no means a standard in holiday homes), the view of the canal and the “oi-oi” of the gondoliers. That jaunty balcony stimulated my photographic eye, which prompted the attached picture. We had already been to Venice numerous times, and had spent our holidays in the anonymity of various hotels. The personal atmosphere of your classy apartment together with your seriousness and kindness have definitely justified the different choice we made this time. We will soon be back at your “home”. Klaus & Rita Raabe, Italy,
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We thoroughly enjoyed your apartment in Venice. The location was perfect, so close to St. Marks Square and to the vaporetto so to get to other parts of the city. The apartment was, as you said, full of light from the many windows. The first thing we would do is open all the windows when we got "home" each day and upon rising each morning. We enjoyed watching the constant gondola traffic in the canal, so much so that we didn't feel the need to actually do a gondola ride ourselves!!! Venice was the most enjoyable city of our European trip and the apartment was definitely part of that. When, not if, we return to Venice, we would love to stay at La Rosa di Venezia. Cindy Hemmelgarn, USA
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IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The apartment’s position, the apartment proper, the furnishings (kitchen included), the brainy advices, all that made us feel privileged, as if being part of it, like the locals. The way the delivery of keys is organized is very easy. And to you, I don’t need to rave about Venice herself, since you know the city so well. The only negative thing (if one can really call it that) was the payment of the rental rate that cost me some sleepless nights. One thing is certain in any case, for our next stay in Venice, we’ll choose La Rosa di Venezia again! Cornelia Keller-Widmer, Switzerland
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Venice (despite some very cold and wet weather) and we loved the Rosa di Venezia. The apartment is extremely comfortable; it was wonderful to have so much room to spread out in, a real kitchen to cook in, and the lovely little table to dine at. The location was great, as you said – not the quietest, perhaps, in the early morning, because of the delivery boats, etc. But this was not a problem for us at all; we live in a city, and we understand that the canals are the streets. In fact, it was fascinating to see the fabric of everyday Venetian life. I must say that I was thrilled one day to watch an on-the-canal cement mixer in operation! Where else could you find that?  Kate Cassidy, USA
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Your apartment can be described as a little Venetian gem. It was cosy and warm in January and quiet, as few gondolas passed along the canal outside. Instead we enjoyed looking at the lighted window opposite. Unfortunately Osteria alla Botte was closed but we did go twice to our favourite restaurant in Cannaregio, Anice Stellato. I do so wish that I had someone as conscientious as your representative to look after our B&B guests here in Umbria. She too is a treasure.
Anna Noble, Italy
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the apartment. It was gorgeous, well-appointed, and in a perfect location! We still often comment on the fabulous location. Many evenings were spent on the balcony gondola-watching. My husband and I have been to Venice many times, and have stayed in various places. By far, yours was the best. We certainly hope to return soon. One other thing, I am a light sleeper, so I had to buy a portable fan-heater, so as not to be awakened by the fellows getting off of work late. We left the fan in the apartment for other light sleeping guests.
Rachel Gavin, USA
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My wife and I would like to thank you for letting us share your lovely apartment. Everything you promised was absolutely true. The location is excellent and the flat has everything one needs – beautiful furnishings and all the necessary items. I have recommended your flat to several friends, so you may eventually hear from them, too. My wife and I would love to return to your lovely flat some day.
Sam Taylor, USA
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Carnival was of course terrific this year. We had full five days of sun, that’s a rarity! And in your beautiful bright flat, this was an extra joy. It’s unusual to find apartments in Venice that admit more than just a few rays of daylight. At La Rosa di Venezia, with that many windows, it’s definitely different! The apartment is very beautiful, and well equipped to boot. And in tiptop condition! The bed with the iron roses is really extraordinary; it must have its story… The third bed was okay, as well. Even at triple occupancy, space was no issue at your apartment.
Martin & Sabine Volkmar, Germany,
We had a wonderful time in Venice, and your apartment was definitely a treasure to come home to after a full day of sightseeing. We enjoyed cooking fresh produce from the nearby Rialto market, and sitting by the window to watch the gondolas as we planned our day's itinerary. Not only were the pictures on your website accurate, we would like to note that the apartment was very clean, and its residents very quiet. Its proximity to St. Mark's was a definite advantage during the New Year's Eve celebrations at the piazza. You can count on us to recommend La Rosa di Venezia in a heartbeat. Thanks for a memorable start to 2007.
Manish & Maria Singh, USA
We very much enjoyed your apartment which we found to be comfortable, well equipped and very advantageous for watching parts of Venice's tourist trade go about its business. We could have done with the mosquitoes taking their holiday elsewhere – we had not anticipated their presence so far north so early in the year! We appreciated the local cafe you recommended, where the staff were friendly and welcoming. Generally we found the people to be not as friendly here as they are in Sicily or Tuscany; my wife speaks reasonable Italian and this usually provokes a warm response but not always in Venice; the lady in the supermarket is positively belligerent – even to the respectable ladies of Venice in the queue before us. Paul Wimpeney, United Kingdom
We were, and we are still, absolutely thrilled. Everything was just right, that fantastic city, that gorgeous apartment, that beautiful position right in the center. We’ve made use of all of your suggestions, our favorite was the market where we did glorious shopping and arranged three-course meals. As an addition, we might mention the wine store near the supermarket where we enjoyed buying wine from the barrel. We appreciated the ambience of your apartment, along with the interesting paintings. We were taken with the little balcony – we were greeted by so many of the gondoliers and speedy water taxi drivers. This was definitely not our last visit to Venice!Josephin Bossier, Germany
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We enjoyed our stay extremely much. The appartment was exactly what we thought it would be, and located so romantically with a view over the canal. We can still sit here in Denmark and talk about the sounds and the life we heard through the doors to the balcony – we have recommended your appartment to everyone we know!. So yes, trust me, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thanks for your hospitality.
Henrik Friis Jespersen, Denmark
First of all, the apartment: the position is superb – hardly to be outdone, I guess!!! The canal crossway with gondolas full of Japanese, complete with Carusos on board – terrific indeed!! The apartment is stylishly equipped – you cannot quite tell from the exterior of the buildings that they’re hiding true jewels inside. Venice itself is tough to describe... unfortunately, we’ve been frustrated somehow in culinary respects. Too much rip-off; the locals are paying different prices than the tourists; the idea to have but one chance to fleece people is alas ubiquitous. Dirt wherever you look, in the water and on the lanes, is a bothersome evil. Obviously, we’ll recommend your apartment to others. As far as Venice, everybody has to get acquainted with her on his own. Friedrich Stephan, Germany
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The apartment was even lovelier than we had imagined. The proximity to Piazza San Marco, the lovely canal view and charming decor of your apartment were beyond perfection. Thank you, thank you for this wonderful chance to live like royalty in such a perfect setting. Your representative was quite nice but I think for future reference if she is meeting someone it would be helpful for her to hold a sign with the clients name. I cannot stop telling everyone how wonderful your apartment is. I'm sure in time there will be little opportunity for free days there. The word will get out soon that your apartment is the jewel of Venice.  Barbara Cabot, USA
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It was enchanting. The location was perfect and your representatives met us at the station, settled us in, and assisted us with instructions and helpful information. Your furnishings and art were unique and tasteful. It was a very restful stay, yet we were near all the excitement when we wanted it. We toured the basilica, Doges' Palace, Peggy Guggenheim, and walked all over Venice. But my favorite place was the view from your balcony. I spent hours just watching the canal traffic and listening to the singing gondoliers. You are so fortunate to have your little slice heaven in Venice. Thank you for sharing it with us.  Sandy Gordon, USA
You should use me as a reference if anyone wants a visitor's opinion. Had a great time. Apartment was much better than you described. On a side note, I am sure people would pay for internet service in the apartment. Some days I was able to get it from the Donà hotel next door. Thanks again. Hope I wasn't too much work.
Ron Teitelbaum, USA
Being met by your representative certainly took the worry out of finding the address, and the apartment itself was wonderfully located for all the things we wanted to do. The red rose awaiting us on arrival was a nice touch. The weather could not have been better – cool sunny days with no rain at all. We shopped at the local supermarkets and the Rialto markets and prepared some very enjoyable meals – all accompanied by the constant fascinating activity on the canal below. We felt so much at home that we did not regard ourselves as tourists because we were living in a house not a hotel. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Fran & Ronald Graham, Australia
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I have fallen in love with Venice and know I just have go back, it was WONDERFUL! My friend who came with me for her birthday has been twice before but having previously stayed in hotels was in awe of La Rosa di Venezia and agreed that it made the whole trip very special. It is all you said it would be, very light, beautifully furnished and perfectly situated. We loved the busy times with the gondolas going past, such fun to watch! We loved the quiet times too when we were really living in Venice with the locals and didn't feel like more tourists. It was a magical four days. I do hope that we would be welcome to come back!  Karen Patmore, USA
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We’d very much like to thank you warmly for the marvellous moments we’ve passed at La Rosa di Venezia, and to congratulate you to your charming apartment. When we’ll return to Venice, we won’t hesitate to contact you again in order to stay at La Rosa di Venezia. We are grateful for your precious recommendations of good restaurants and greet you with all our heart.
Marie & Laurent Rabé, France
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We enjoyed a quite early morning walk to San Zaccaria church that was absolutely lovely as the morning broke over the city. The apartment is just as advertized in your web site and we would highly recommended your apartment to any future visitor to Venice. Should we ever return (which i know one day that we will) we will be in contact to rent the apartment again. We just loved watching the gondolas glide by below the balcony while enjoying a glass of wine.
Walter & Vicky Coy, USA
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We had a fabulous time in Venice. I just wish we could have stayed longer! The apartment was everything I hoped for ... perfect location near everything but slightly off the tourist track, comfortable bed and lovely hot water, well equipped kitchen for cooking all that seafood and vegetables that I couldn't resist at the Rialto market ... I could go on and on. We were very grateful for the street directory and other tips, though we could not find the recommended restaurant near the Rialto bridge. I was slightly nervous booking over the internet, as you always wonder if things will be as promised, but your apartment was everything you promised and more. Dorothy A. Nicholls, Australia
We were married in Venice in 2003. Following the ceremony, we took a gondola ride. Our friends gave the gondolier a map marked with the route he should follow. As we passed under each bridge along the way, Gene was on the bridge, photographing us, and from one bridge, Nancy showered us with rose petals. A year later, we returned to Venice for our anniversary, moved into La Rosa di Venezia, looked out the balcony, and saw one of the bridges we had passed under last year on the way to the Bridge of Sighs. What a nice way to begin our anniversary visit. The apartment was perfect. The location unbeatable. We will be back.
John & Jo Allen, USA
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We would like to thank you for a truly unforgettable vacation. The apartment was absolutely beautiful and the location perfect (being as it was in the middle of San Marco and the Rialto bridge). We couldn't have asked for a better time. Thanks again!!
John & Glennis Carpino, USA
I just wanted to thank you for allowing us to stay at La Rosa di Venezia. We very much enjoyed your beautiful apartment. I was amazed at the location and have already told many of my friends and family to contact you when they go to Venice for a place to stay. Your representative was very helpful also. Thank you again. I look forward to staying at La Rosa di Venezia in the future.
Sara F. Steffen, USA

Thank you for sharing your holiday apartment with us. My husband and I enjoyed our stay in Venice tremendously and your apartment was such a cozy and comfortable place to return to after a day of sightseeing. The convenient location makes every other place in Venice easily accessible on foot:) We really appreciate your recommendations of places to eat. I started to miss the simple yet tasty Bigoli in Salsa since we left Venice for Paris.
Adeline Lim & Deric Liang, Singapore
Three weeks have passed since we could stay at your apartment in Venice, and yet the memories are strong as if we had returned only yesterday. Thousand thanks for giving us the possibility to see this almost unreal city a bit like the locals do. Thanks to your many hints and your explanations how to handle the apartment, it seemed as if you were away from home just for a few minutes. You have perfectly succeeded to be good hosts though in absence. Of course we have been at Osteria alla Botte, and it was entertaining as well as a first-rate place to eat.
Dorit Gläser, Germany
Certainly Venice was one of the more romantic spots that we visited....I must admit that I was a little cynical about what it might be like, thinking to myself "can it really be as great as the travel literature proclaims?" But of course once we arrived there, we were quickly seduced by its many charms. WOW! We loved it all! Of course your lovely little apartment, La Rosa di Venezia, was so incredibly handy to everything. The big, noisy motorboats should be banned, however! They really do intrude on the beauty and tranquility of the place.
Rosemary Weisgerber, Canada
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We have highly enjoyed our time in Venice. Everything worked fine. Your affectionately furnished apartment has an incomparably beautiful position and quickly makes feel “at home”. With your valuable hints for eating out, we felt soon as smart connoisseurs of Venice, although we last stayed there more than twenty years ago.
Claudia Davaz, Andreas Steiger & Rebekka, Switzerland
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Here we are, back from our beautiful Venice holiday, and I wish to congratulate you to your apartment. We’ve had a great time, although … it was actually snowing!!! Incredible! Venice under the snow at mid-April, ahhh, brrr, how fine to be at home at La Rosa di Venezia, cooking some fresh delicacy!! We have highly appreciated your advice concerning markets, restaurants, and recipes. We, too, have made some discoveries… I’ll leave them in writing as soon as we’ll have the pleasure to return to La Rosa di Venezia for the next time!!
Joe Ninio, Monaco
The apartment was wonderful, such a beautiful location and decorated very nicely. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your private holiday home, we will treasure our time spent wandering around Venice, visiting the markets and coming back to cook while watching the gondolas float past.
Nicholas Melling, United Kingdom
It matters to me to tell you how much we’ve appreciated our stay in your apartment – which turned out to be precisely as described on your website. No surprise, no disappointment. We took pleasure in sitting on the balcony every evening to watch the gondolas. Later, after dinner, we went to St Mark’s square to listen to the orchestras for hours. We were amazed to which extent, despite the thousands of tourists, the Venetians are welcoming and patient.
Louise Véronneau & Gilles Nadon, Canada
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Our trip to Italy was truly wonderful. We found one of your favorite spots for dinner. It was a great wine bar. They had the largest mortadella we had ever seen. My wife thought it was fake. So I ordered a piece to prove it was real. We wanted to try another of your recommendations, but it was too difficult to find. We consider ourselves lucky to have found your apartment. It really was the highlight of our trip. The elevator was a godsend. We stayed at two other apartments, in Florence and Rome, and they did not have elevators. We tell everyone about our wonderful stay and send them to your website to see the pictures.  Pete Bellezza, USA
The city is magnificent, picturesque and bewildering – it’s really a world apart. We have highly appreciated the organization on your behalf: the lady who came to meet us near the parking lots; the little booklet in French, personal and as well practical to do the shopping; the apartment’s equipment, very beautiful and functional. The position of your apartment is ideal, and I understand very well that one can be seduced by surroundings like these. We have passed a dream of a week.
Mr. & Mrs. Magne, France
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We have been very pleased with your apartment. Right in the middle of the scene, and yet (also thanks to the air condition) it was sufficient to close the windows to create our own oasis of tranquility in the thick of the bustle. Or letting the day fade away sitting on the little balcony and watching the nocturnal gondola riders. Your representative, too, attended us with great commitment, and on our way to the apartment, she gave us a lot of information on Venice. I should certainly recommend your home to any visitor of Venice.
Helge Wierczeiko, Germany,
We have enjoyed the nights in your apartment. It is in a splendid position, and the furnishings are fantastic. Indeed, the pictures on your website are not lying. The pick-up at the railway station has worked very well. We followed your advice and dined twice at the Osteria La Botte. It was superb and I had perhaps never found it by myself.
Heidi Ritter, Germany
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Finally I must take time to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in your Venice apartment. Even though we were surprised by the unseasonable flooding of San Marco, your lovely home was quite dry and cosy. It was so comforting to be welcomed at the ferrovia by your friendly and charming representative. Since this was our first European trip, we were feeling somewhat uneasy and unsettled, but she made us feel completely comfortable. If we are ever fortunate enough to visit Venice again, we would love to stay there again. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Jenifer L. Stein, USA
First of all, our trip to Venice was so great and your apartment so nice!!! I think your internet site gives the exact feeling of the Venice way of life and apartment style... quality, sobriety and subtle luxury. Our next fantasy about Venice will be to see the Doge's City under the snow... See you next time and once again thank you very much for your hospitality! We'll come back... Promise!
Renaud Doebeli, Belgium

We had a fantastic time in Venice, the apartment was exactly the way it was advertised to be. We especially like the balcony overlooking the canal. The serenades performed by the gondoliers as they pass by definitely add an extra touch to the atmosphere. The location was excellent and only footsteps away from San Marco Square. We were especially thankful for the representative who met up with us at the train station and guided us to the apartment. We had a great time shopping at the Rialto Market, the selections was amazing. Jerry Liu, USA
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It's been three unforgettable days during the Carnival of Venice. An impressive town full of atmosphere and well-being, not least owing to the comfort of this apartment, which has immediately been a true home to us. Many thanks, best wishes and a wonderful holiday to all of you who will be guests there in the future!
Karin & Markus, Austria
Opposed to the lagoon city's frequently tiny and shabby hotel rooms, La Rosa di Venezia offers a luxurious alternative – and in the very best position. I have been captivated by this enchanting apartment. The living and sleeping rooms are furnished in a dignified manner, bathroom and kitchen represent a stylish modernity.
Elisabeth Unterberger, Austria

A day spent strolling through romantic lanes, crossing a hundred bridges, eating in a cozy little ristorante, lingering over a coffee, allowing yourself to be carried away by the spell and the beauty of this city. Above all in the evening, when it is coming to rest, Venice excels by its outstanding monuments and invites us to incomparable promenades in the moonlight. The magic of this town has been lasting for centuries.
Mia Frick, Austria