You cannot fail to be impressed by this historic and palatial Italian property in Venice. A superb luxury Venetian palazzo divided into 4 apartments. Ideal home and income or prestige private residence.
Prestige Venice Real Estate
Just a stone’s throw from the Squero of San Trovaso, along the Giudecca Canal, is this 15th-century noble palazzo with garden and roof terrace. The building (750 sqm) is laid over three floors and is currently split into four independent units for a total of 10 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The building is free on three sides and benefits from the sun all day long, while also enjoying a stunning view over the Giudecca Canal and the rooftops of Venice.
Services are all available nearby, along the beautiful and picturesque canals of Venice, and the Santa Lucia train station is just 2 km away on foot. Just a few metres from the palazzo is a convenient Vaporetto dock that allows you to reach every corner of Venice in just a few minutes.
The palazzo (750 sqm – 8,069 sqft) is laid over three floors and protrudes several metres from the neighbouring buildings, thus having an unobstructed view towards both the East and the West along the Giudecca Canal.
On the ground floor are two independent units.
From the corner of the palazzo, a door leads to a series of ample rooms (117 sqm – 1,259 sqft) which was once rented out to a bank. These rooms need a total renovation but could be perfect as an exhibit room or for a small commercial business. By reworking the layout of the room one could easily create another apartment to rent or for a caretaker.
From the rear garden, a huge window leads into an independent apartment (81 sqm – 871 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom) which is currently rented out with excellent results. The unit is made up of a huge living room with a dining area and kitchen, a studio (or bedroom if needed), a spacious double bedroom with a walk-in closet, a bathroom and a closet. If preferred, this unit could be used as a house for a caretaker.
The main door of the palazzo, located along the main façade overlooking the sea, leads into the noble apartment (264 sqm – 2,840 sqft, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms) on the first floor (piano nobile). Interesting detail, the reception hall at the centre of the floor features huge windows at both ends: towards Southwest, the hall overlooks the sea and the isle of Giudecca, while towards Northeast it overlooks the garden and opens up onto a spacious terrace. From here, a staircase leads down to the garden.
Back outside, another door on the side of the palazzo leads directly to the second floor, currently used as a private apartment by the owners (288 sqm – 3,099 sqft, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms). There is also an internal staircase, currently closed and unused, linking the piano nobile with the upper level which means that the two units could be joined together into a single, ampler abode. The apartment on the second floor also has exclusive access to the rooftop terrace with a 360-degree view over the Giudecca Canal and the rooftops of Venice.
The palazzo in its original form clearly dates back to the 15th century. As of today, the only surviving element of this first building is the portico with its thin stone pillars, once a public passage on the fondamenta which was only subsequently enlarged in 1512. The upper floors, while still boasting the two-level structure with the central trifora marking the central reception hall (probably the result of a modification on previous Gothic windows), have been reworked over the 16th century to make them symmetrical.
Inside, the palazzo was fully restored and keeps its typically Venetian charm intact. The floors are paved with the typical Venetian graniglia, made up of marble fragments laid out to create shapes and figures. Some of the bedrooms feature beautifully carved wooden floors. The spacious central hall, very bright thanks to the windows on both ends, has walls plastered with stucco Veneziano with very delicate decorations.
On the rear, the house features a 216-sqm garden, enclosed by a brick wall covered in creepers that make it very private and keep it away from prying eyes. From the first floor, one can exit onto a spacious terrace with columns (32 sqm) and from here a staircase descends down into the garden. It is believed that this was once the main entrance of the palazzo.
The owner’s apartment features a balcony overlooking the garden, a terrace (12 sqm) and has exclusive access to a rooftop altana, from which one can enjoy a 360-degree view over the Giudecca Canal and the rooftops of Venice.
From the property, located close to the Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, one can easily reach on foot the most famous monuments and landmarks of Venice. Ranked by distance we can find the Gallerie dell’Accademia (170 m; 2’), the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (450 m; 15’), the prestigious theatre “La Fenice” (900 m; 10’), the Gothic church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (950 m; 10’), the Scala del Bovolo (1.0 km; 10’), part of the beautiful Palazzo Contarini, the famous and unmistakable Ponte di Rialto (1.3 km; 15’) crossing the Grand Canal, the unique and beautiful Piazza San Marco (1.3 km; 15’) with the homonym Basilica and the imposing Palazzo Ducale, Calle Varisco (1.8 km; 20’), one of the narrowest alleys in the world (just 53 cm wide!), Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo (1.9 km; 20’) with the Chiesa di Zanipolo and the equestrian monument dedicated to Bartolomeo Colleoni and finally the fortified Arsenal (2.3 km; 25’) whose work allowed Venice to dominate the Mediterranean Sea for centuries.
The property is set in a very interesting location and offers an excellent investment opportunity. While being perfect as a private residence, the palazzo is the perfect property for a rental business: the ground floor apartment is already rented out to tourists with excellent results; the first floor is currently rented long-term but could be easily connected to the upper floor to have a single, ampler private abode. Possibilities are endless and ultimately come down to the buyer’s needs.
- TYPE: 15th-century Venetian palazzo
- CONDITION: Restored
- LOCATION: Historic city centre, sestiere Dorsoduro
- MUNICIPALITY: Venice
- PROVINCE: Venice
- REGION: Veneto
- INTERIORS: 750 square metres (8,069 square feet)
- TOTAL ROOMS: 20+
- BEDROOMS: 10+
- BATHROOMS: 8+
- MAIN FEATURES: Venetian graniglia and wooden floors, Venetian stucco, Venetian triforas, view over the Giudecca Canal, altana, balcony, terrace, porch with columns, apartments to rent, ample rooms to be restored
- LAND: 260 square metres (0.06 acres)
- GARDEN: Yes, well maintained and very private (216 sqm)
- ANNEXES: No
- ACCESS: Excellent
- SWIMMING POOL: No
- ELECTRICITY: Already connected
- WATER SUPPLY: Mains water
- TELEPHONE: Already connected
- ADSL: Yes
- GAS: Natural gas
- HEATING SYSTEM: Air conditioning
- CLOSEST CITIES AND TOWNS Distances are intended from Mestre, set on the mainland and reached by train (Stazione Santa Lucia) and/or bus (Piazzale Roma).
- Treviso (29km; 30’), Padova (36km; 40’), Cittadella (61km; 55’), Bassano del Grappa (91km; 1h 15’), Ferrara (107km; 1h 20’), Verona (116km; 1h 20’), Redipuglia (116km; 1h 15’), Cortina d’Ampezzo (145km; 2h), Trieste (148km; 1h 50’), Sirmione (149km; 1h 45’), Mantua (153km; 1h 40’), Trento (208km; 2h 15’)
- CLOSEST AIRPORTS Distances are intended from Mestre, set on the mainland and reached by train (Stazione Santa Lucia) and/or bus (Piazzale Roma). Venezia Marco Polo (8km; 15’), Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari (116km; 1h 15’), Verona Valerio Catullo (124km; 1h 20’), Bologna Marconi (149km; 1h 35’), Bergamo Orio al Serio (222km; 2h 20’), Milano Linate (254km; 2h 40’), Milano Malpensa (308km; 3h 10’)
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