- contains basement
- balcony available
This wonderful property spreads over the entire floor of a sixteenth century venetian building, with beautiful views over the canal below and a romantic garden on the opposite side. The internal distribution proposes the classical structure with two central reception rooms, adorned with high ceilings with painted wooden beams ceilings; on either side we can find a sitting room and a study in the area in front of the canal. On the garden side we can find a kitchen with two large closets and a bathroom, a dining room with frescoed ceiling and two beautiful double rooms with private en-suite bathroom. On both sides of the building there are two exclusive terraces. On the ground floor we can also find two comfortable stores. Thanks to the beautiful views, the state of preservation of the frescoes, the wooden beams ceilings, the stucco walls covering this entire beautiful apartment, it has been chosen as a movie set by the american Columbia Pictures Company. Cannaregio is the northernmost of the six historic sestieri (districts) of Venice. It is the second largest sestiere by land area and the largest by population. The Cannaregio Canal, which was the main route into the city until the construction of a railway link to the mainland, gave the district its name (Canal Regio is Italian for Royal Canal). Development began in the eleventh century as the area was drained and parallel canals were dredged. Although elegant palazzos were built facing the Grand Canal, the area grew primarily with working class housing and manufacturing. Beginning in 1516, Jews were restricted to living in the Venetian Ghetto. It was enclosed by guarded gates and no one was allowed to leave from sunset to dawn. However, Jews held successful positions in the city such as merchants, physicians, money lenders, and other trades. Restrictions on daily Jewish life continued for more than 270 years, until Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the Venetian Republic in 1797. He removed the gates and gave all residents the freedom to live where they chose.