12 guests; 6 bedrooms; 5 bathrooms (3 en-suite)
This lovely villa, built towards the end of the seventeenth century, is the only villa on Torcello and is surrounded by an enormous garden.
The only villa on the island of Torcello,the real precursor of Venice. Settled between the fifth and seventh centuries, it became the most prosperous of the early lagoon communities with its own palaces and churches, shipyards and docks, its own nobility and laws. The growth of Venice brought its demise and its current population is now about 100 people. It is probably most famous today for the Locanda Cipriani, one of the gastronomic institutions of the Veneto.
Vacation Property Details
The villa was completely restored a few years ago and it is beautifully furnished with antiques. The swimming pool is on a small hill overlooking the garden.
From Torcello it is possible to visit either by vaporetto or by water taxi the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Burano, which is famous for its lace, and Murano, which is famous for its glass. The centre of Venice can also be reached easily by vaporetto. The vaporetto stop is only a five-minute walk from the villa.
Ground Floor: The entrance hall leads to a dining room with a table and chairs as well as a kitchen equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, American coffee maker, and dishwasher. There is one bedroom on this floor with two single beds, access to the garden, and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to a living room with a couch, chairs, and Sky TV, and a sitting room with couches. There is also a study with a desk and library. Two bedrooms are on this floor. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. The second bedroom has two single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub.
Second Floor: A staircase leads up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of the three bedrooms has two single beds and each of the two bathrooms has a sink, toilet, and tub. There is also access to a rooftop terrace.
Ground Floor: Kitchen; entrance hall; dining room; large verandah; twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (opening on to the garden). First Floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room; twin bedroom with en suite bathroom; large living room; library/study; sitting room.
Second Floor: Three twin bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; roof terrace with marvelous views.
The property is located on the island of Torcello, just a five-minute walk from the vaporetto (waterbus) stop that connects to the center of Venice. In the center of town stands the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, featuring original mosaics from between the seventh and 11th centuries.
It also features a bell tower that can be reached via a staircase of steep steps, but is worth the climb if you’d like beautiful views over the island and lagoon. Torcello is also home to restaurants. For a wider selection of restaurants as well as a market and shops, visit Burano, just five-minutes away by vaporetto. Known for its small, brightly-painted houses, Burano will make for a picturesque day trip. Murano and Venice can be reached by vaporetto as well. The best way to arrive at this property is by taking a train to Venice and then taking the vaporetto or water taxi from there to the island of Torcello.
From Torcello it is possible to visit either by vaporetto or by water taxi the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Burano, which is famous for its lace, and Murano, which is famous for its glass.
The centre of Venice can also be reached easily by vaporetto.
The vaporetto stop is only a five-minute walk from the villa.
Distances; (approx. kms)
Burano (shops/PO);5 mins by vaporetto, Murano;10 mins by vaporetto, Venice;(10 Km) 40 mins by vaporetto.
Note: Please Note: The best way to arrive at this property is by taking a train to Venice and then taking the vaporetto or water taxi from there to the island of Torcello. The boat is available for use until 5:00 pm.
Included/Excluded in Price
Included: linens and towels, Maid service is included 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. boat is available until 5 pm
Not included: security deposit to be paid locally to keyholder,
- Heating: According to consumption
- Air conditioning - Weekly Charge: 250 EUR
- Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
- Extra services as requested (cooking services, cooking class, special tours, events, please just ask and we can arrange for you)
Away from the crowds! Spent a pleasant week in this beautiful villa in Torcello. It's a very quiet and leafy little island and is a pleasant change to the busier areas of Venice. The property itself is very fascinating..