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Ca Barba - quintessentially Venetian. Charming, convenient, relaxing, delicious food... Alessandro was a great host. We had a rather unpleasant entry into Venice by train (parked across the water) and failed to validate our train tickets, resulting in a fine. We also were lost in...More
Our family of 5 stayed at the Ca' Barba apartment in July 2014. Location was excellent (7 minutes from train station) and Alessandro was a perfect Host. He met us close to the train station, guided us to the apartment and then gave us helpful...More
This apartment is easily reached on foot from train station or by Vaporetto
It is in a nice safe area and is reached by two flights of stairs
There is a large sitting / dining room as you enter and all rooms have natural light...More
We stayed 4 nights at the end of May 2013. Excellent location, very nice apt. with a lot of character.. Great pastry shop below apt. Alessandro met us near the train station as promised. Gave us Venice info and an introduction into Venetian culture. He...More
We stayed here for 3 nights, we were 2 couples but room for more. Very spacious and well equipped including wi-fi and a nini pool table! In an excellent location, it is near some great restaurants and bars not too near the really busy parts...More
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.