We can’t say enough good things about this apartment! We were able to relax and still be tourists. It was away from the masses but close enough to the sights we wanted to see. The kitchen was well equipped and stocked with basics. Everything was very clean. Our host was friendly and went the extra mile to show us the neighborhood as well as the apartment features. Would be happy to have my family and friends stay there.
This was our second stay at the Armonia, we'd enjoyed it the first time so much that we were determined to return. The sheer convenience of the place is staggering, the Canareggio is just metres away, two Vaporetto stops , which will take you virtually anywhere in the city or outlying islands( with a change) are on your doorstep, but at the same time it is peaceful and pleasant away from the crush. The apartment is beautifully well thought out, well appointed and comfortable. We ate breakast "at home" , had cicchetti for lunch and cooked in the evening, with a young child this seems to us the tastiest and most economical way to visit Venice.
The Armonia is in a gated area, so it feels extra secure.
Apartment is near station and therefore easier to walk bags. Apartment good and clean with everything provided. Hosts provided some unforgettable restaurant recommendations. We would stay there again.
From being greeted at the Piazzale Roma by Teresa and her partner, to the extensive introduction, this apartment blew us away. Teresa walked us to the apartment, spent a significant amount of time explaining things and answering questions, while we drank bubbles and ate cake, kindly provided by Guido. Before Teresa left she showed us the back way to the Canale di Cannaregio and restaurants. Thank you Teresa. We loved coming back to this apartment which was an oasis of quiet and comfort in a sea of 70,000 tourists per day, phew. As others have pointed out, it is not far to walk to San Marco, especially if the back way is used. It is also very close to the Piazzale Roma (two bridges) and the Stazione Ferroviaria Santa Lucia (one bridge). As well the Canale di Cannaregio has a lot of ferries on offer, allowing direct access to Murano, or connections to Burano and Torcello. I highly recommend eating, at least once, at Dalla Marisa which is on the Canale di Cannaregio. Service is a bit brusque, the restaurant decides what to serve you (fish dishes), and you must book, but how the food tastes. We tried Dodo Caffe, a few canals over, for breakfast, very good and inexpensive. We probably would not come back to Venice, but if we did we would stay at this apartment. A month sounds good ... Sigh but then there are the other tourists.
Apartment is conveniently located in an interesting part of Venice, in a quiet, secure complex near water bus stops, railway station, restaurants and other facilities. You could see a peaceful side to Venice, and also easily reach touristy destinations. The apartment is wonderful - very comfortable, clean, and nicely furnished - everything worked. Guido and Theresa looked after us so well - Theresa met us at the airport waterbus stop in pouring rain at night with a big smile, friendly welcome, prosecco and cake! Guido communicated well to make sure everything worked smoothly. Thank you - would love to stay again!
Unlike one review I thought it was great that this apartment was a leisurely walk away from St Mark's square. From the back entrance of the apartment you were a one minute walk from some of the best local restaurants, chichetti places and bars in Venice. Dealing with Guido was great during the booking and arrival was straightforward, easy and of course there was cake and prosecco. Apartment was a little dark downstairs (this is Venice) but the upstairs bedroom was lovely and bright and it was great waking up to the blue sky through the velux windows (there were electronic blinds but we chose not to use them). Heating, hot water, all mod cons, very clean. Can't fault it. There was plenty room downstairs for the sofa beds if you needed to use them. Nice quiet residential location. Note you don't have far to lug luggage as this apartment is close to the entrance into Venice and for last day use the luggage facility next to the train station. There was even a disabled bridge at the Cannaregio Canal side which saved one flight of steps up and over water. Perfect!
The magic moments of our stay in Venice began on the day that we arrived when we were met at the train station by Claudia, Guido's wife. She brought us to the apartment, explained everything, gave us a bottle of wine, a home baked cake and two setz of keys. We spent six enjoyable nights at the Armonia apt. which was so co.fortable and conveniently located.If we had any questions or problems we knew that we can always turn to Guido and he always replied.