2 bedroom flat for sale
Italy - Venezia, Venice, Veneto
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- view on the canal
- quiet area
Giudecca is a small island located in the Venetian lagoon . It has a laid back and a relaxed lifestyle and a distinctive village like atmosphere. Even though the island is a neighborhood of Venice, it is still quite different from the more popular part of the city and is not yet as crowded with tourists as Venice is.
Originally, Guidecca was for residential purposes but later on a few industries and even a film studio had been set up here. Today, Giudecca is exclusively a residential island and of late it is gaining popularity as a tourist place because of its natural beauty.
One of the historic neighborhoods of Venice, La Giudecca is formed by a series of islands all connected between them by big and small size bridges overlooking the canal, which carries its name - Canale della Giudecca. The area was once known as Spinalunga, describing the spine of rocky outcropping that makes up the islands. In recent times La Giudecca has been growing thanks to land reclaimation: the Sacca Fisola, placed on the western side of the Laguna. La Giudecca is located south of Venice and is a nice, peaceful residential area, lacking of all the noisy tourists roaming around the downtown areas. In fact it is one of the few places in Venice that truly still belongs to the Venetians! The long pier, located on the north side, facing the city, forms an avenue on which is very pleasant to take a stroll watching the beautiful sea sights of Venice.
Today Giudecca is quite possibly the best kept secret in Venice. The industry and shipyards are gone, and the old houses and narrow streets are once again a place to get away from the crowds in San Marco. The beautiful palaces and churches, including the magnificent Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore await modern travelers to Venice with rich rewards.
- Marco Polo (International), 4.1 miles
- Treviso (International), 15.4 miles
- Trieste-Ronchi dei Legionari (International), 60.9 miles
- Villafranca Veronese (International), 69.9 miles
- Borgo Panigale (International), 80 miles
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