housing in venice

We will be in Italy in 2018 for several months (early May to end of October) and we need an apartment or house to rent. we will be bringing 2 dogs (approx 50 and 80 pounds).

I will be attending a faculty sabbatical on the island on San Servolo. the organizer of the sabbatical suggests looking at the islands of Guidecca or Lido, and the sestiere of Castello.

any suggestions where to start?

Mark from Greeley, CO, USA

Hi Mark,
My husband and I know Venice very well as we travel there nearly every year spending a minimum of 5 to 12 weeks there.
I suggest you contact Luxrest Venice  this is a family run business and they have a variety of apartments in all sestieri of Venice. I cannot speak more highly of this company their apartments are true to what is stated on their website they are also incredibly helpful plus they  located in Venice.
I suggest you contact Barbara Carron who is one of the directors and also speaks perfect English.
In our experience over many years having the advantage of a local run business makes life so much easier especially if something breaks down or you get lost, as they are only a phone call away.
Please feel free to tell Barbara that I recommended you to her.
Also very happy to offer any other advice in regards to the beloved city of Venice my passion for this city is always overwhelming and also its people.
Regards Trish Evans has some good places, not sure about the specific location.

...But if you just google "appartamento arredato in affitto" (furnished apartment for rent), you will find a lot of agencies. I'd suggest checking if they have apartments in this specific location. Maybe also google "appartamento arredato in affitto a ______(location)____"

If you find a place on there, you can usually send them a message with the details of your rent, etc. and mention the dogs.

But yeah, it's all going to be in Italian. If it's in English, it's probably more expensive. Last case scenario, AirBnb gives monthly discounts.

search for it in and in this facebook group:

the Lido island in that period should be cheaper than the historical town.

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