We have offered the San Giacomo trio of wonderful Venice flats for over 15 years now, and no one has ever been disappointed. They are just fantastic. But above all, it is the neighborhood that is so appealing – far enough removed, but not too far, from San Marco and all its attendant crowds. This is a real Venetian neighborhood, on the border of the Santa Croce and San Polo quarters, just a short walk from Campo San Polo, the Rialto Bridge, and the station. It’s steps from one of Venice’s most appealing squares, the Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio. Unlike much of Venice, especially the area around San Marco, this neighborhood abounds with food shops and other services patronized by real Venetians.
San Giacomo is a large palazzo bounded on one side by a canal and on the other by a little piazza. The building is in the shape of an “L” within which lies a garden large enough to contain a gazebo and Venice’s only private tennis court.
The owners, who live in one part of the villa and who are extremely gracious and welcoming people, have restored three spacious flats to a very high standard. Each has its own central heating and air-conditioning system. Furnishings are an appealing mixture of antique and tasteful modern. All units have television (with satellite reception) and telephone. Because San Giacomo is really a luxury property, the owners limit children either to non-walking infants or to well-behaved youngsters over 12 years of age, but they are open to making exceptions as well.