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I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
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The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
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Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
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Santa Maria Formosa Apartment
Sestiere Castello, calle lunga Santa Maria Formosa, a lively Venetian street offering all kinds of groceries, shops and several nice local restaurants. You'll be in the centre of action without being annoyed by noise as the apartment overlooks a quiet, inner courtyard. An ideal starting point for your Venetian walks: 5 minutes on foot from Saint Mark's square, 5 minutes from Rialto and 10 minutes from the Biennale venues. Other interesting landmarks to visit in the area, Querini Stampalia foundation with its private collection and the beautiful garden by Carlo Scarpa, and Palazzo Grimani.

The apartment is 81 sqm in size, it's on the 2nd floor and it can sleep 4/6 people.
Sunny and spacious, it's composed of a small entrance, a bright living room with sofa-bed, dining table and a French window overlooking a private courtyard; a spacious and fully equipped kitchen, with plenty of kitchenware and accessories; a bathroom with shower, a bathroom with tub; 2 spacious double bedrooms (each of them can be prepared with queen or twin beds; a cot is also available on request).

Discounts available for longer stays - please inquire.
  • dishwasher
  • cable/satellite TV
  • air-conditioning
  • full kitchen
  • linen and towels provided
  • oven
  • no elevator
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • 2nd floor
Michelet Philippe on Mar 2016:
Semaine idyllique. Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine à Venise pendant le Carnaval.
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Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 180 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €1.50-2.50 per person per night, depending on season (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €50 , fee for check-in after midnight is €70, non-smoking
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