[My accommodations in Venice were complimentary courtesy of GowithOh. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, and I’d recommend this apartment to anyone, even my own mother!]
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In Venice we had the good fortune of staying in an absolutely fabulous GowithOh apartment located in the Cannaregio district.
This newly renovated apartment has two bedrooms and two beautifully tiled bathrooms, one of which even has a jacuzzi tub.
You walk into the apartment on the first floor, which includes one of the bedrooms and bathrooms, a large, fully equipped kitchen as well as a dining room and couch. The downstairs bedroom also opens up to a nice patio, which would be perfect to use in the spring and summer.
The second floor housed another bedroom and it’s own private bathroom. Each bedroom is extremely spacious, and the apartment would be the perfect size for two sets of couples.
The extra details, such as a hair dryer, washing machine, and extra blankets and pillows made this an extremely pleasant and comfortable place to stay.
We found the location of this apartment to be almost perfect. It is situated in Venice’s northwest district, Cannaregio, which is the district where most of Venice’s residents actually live.
This means it is very quiet and low key, and also gives you a glimpse at the “real” Venice, outside of the main tourist areas of San Marco.
The apartment itself is located in the very northern corner of the district, right on the water, and was only a 2 minute walk from the vaporetto (“water taxi”) station.
And while taking the vaporetto was a good (albeit expensive) experience, we preferred walking, and you could easily get to the train station in 10 minutes or San Marco and the Rialto Bridge in 15 minutes by foot.
We loved that we got to experience a less touristed side of Venice but were still only a short walk from all the main attractions. The fact that the absolutely beautiful Madonna dell’Orto church was in our backyard certainly didn’t hurt either!
If you’re looking to get away from the crowds in Venice and find peace and quiet in your own slice of Venice, this GowithOh apartment is highly recommended.
It’s in a great location, is super comfortable and clean, and has all the amenities you could need.
Plus, it’s plenty big enough for two couples.