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What is a Bed and Breakfast in Italy?

In Italy, Bed and Breakfast is a non-hotel accommodation service run by private persons who, using family resources and part of their own home, provide accommodation and breakfast. We would say that our B&B provides the standard of a 3 Star hotel at 1 Star prices.

Where are you in Venice?

The City of Venice is in three parts, the Historic Center of Venice, the Islands and the districts on the Mainland. Our B&B is in Venice- Favaro, one of the mainland boroughs. The location, very close to the Historic Center of Venice itself, allows you to enjoy all the wonders of the ancient city without the costs and the disadvantages. In fact, the Historic Center of Venice cannot be visited by car, but only by waterbus or on foot.

Is the price per person or per room?

The price is per room.

Is breakfast included and what does it consist of?

Yes, breakfast is included and you have a choice of coffee, cappuccino, milk, tea, herbal tea, fruit juice, yoghurt, biscuits, cereals, croissants, brioches, plum cake, crisp bread, bread, butter, jam and.nutella!

What are the arrival and departure times?

Normally, arrival is after 12.00 but it is also possible to check in between 08.00 and 12.00 hrs to pick up keys and drop baggage. Check out is by 10.30 hrs.

On which floor is the B&B?

The B&B is in a small villa, on the ground and first floors.

Are the rooms quiet, discrete and romantic?

Yes, the rooms are quiet, discrete and romantic. Each room has soundproofed windows, bathroom en suite, television and is fully furnished. The frescoed ceilings and the soft furnishings are in blue; the rooms are south facing and well illuminated.

Are sheets and towels provided or will I have to bring them?

Included in the price are a full set of bed and of bath linen, which are changed twice a week.

Are the rooms non-smoking?

All the rooms are non smoking; you can smoke in the gazebo in the garden.

Is there a TV in the room?

Yes, all the rooms have a TV.

Is there a telephone in the room?

No, there is no phone in the room.

Does the room have air conditioning?

Yes, each room is fitted with independent air conditioning included in the price.

Can we use the kitchen?

No, our B&B offers only overnight accommodation and breakfast. If you want to have use of a kitchen you should consider our holiday flats, "Appartamenti Turistici Al Giardino", at the same address.

Have you an Internet or e-mail facility at the B&B?

No, but in an emergency you can check your e-mail on the B&B computer.

Do the owners live in?

Yes, and the private quarters of the owners have an entrance separate from that of the guests.

Can we come and go as we please?

Yes. We provide, in addition to the room key, a key to the outer door and to the parking area, allowing our guests complete autonomy and independence.

What time is breakfast?

Breakfast is served from 08.00 to 09.30.

Is parking available?

Yes, and it is free! The parking is spacious and there is no problem with bigger cars.

Where is the nearest bus stop?

The bus stops, for arrival and departure, are within a few metres of the B&B.

How do you get to the Historic Center of Venice from the B&B?

By public bus; the no 19 takes 15 mins and you can also take the nos 4 and 84.

What time does the last bus to the B&B leave Venice?

The last bus from Venice to the B&B is the no 4 at 01.00hrs.

Where do you buy bus tickets?

In Venice, bus tickets are sold in tobacconists and some shops. In addition to the single tickets you can buy books of tickets (there is a small saving) or time-limited tickets, which are valid both for buses and waterbuses. Public transport in Venice is provided by the ACTV Company, which operates an integrated network of buses and waterbuses. There is also the "VeniceCard" which, in addition to transport, offers access to museums, public toilets and the Casino.

What is the nearest railway station?

Venice-Santa Lucia; make you way to Piazzale Roma and take bus no 19, 4 or 84, getting off at the third stop on Via Altinia in Favaro. The "Bed and Breakfast Al Giardino" is opposite the bus stop.

How do you get to the B&B from Venice-Mestre station?

From Venice-Mestre station take the no 15 bus as far as Piazza Pastrello in Venice-Favaro; change to the no 4, 19 or 84,get off at the third stop in Via Altinia and the B&B is opposite the bus stop.

How do you get to the B&B by car?

Take the Venice-Mestre bypass, the "Tangenziale"; leave at the "Terraglio" turn off and follow the signs for Venice. Turn left into Venice-Favaro at the second set of traffic lights, proceed to piazza Pastrello then take a left into Via Altinia. The B&B is 500 metres along, opposite a petrol station.

How do you get to the B&B from Venice-Marco Polo International Airport?

Take bus no 15 from the airport as far as Piazza Pastrello in Venice-Favaro; change to the No 4, 19 or 84 and get off at the third stop on Via Altinia. The B&B is opposite the bus stop.

How do you get to the B&B from Venice-Treviso airport?

Take the "Erobus Service ATVO" shuttle from the airport to Venice, Piazzale Roma (the terminus)). From Piazzale Roma take the no 19, 4 or 84 to Venice-Favaro, getting off at the third stop on Via Altinia. The B&B is opposite the bus stop.

Is there a restaurant on the premises?

No, but there are many good restaurants, trattorie, and pizza parlours close by.

How do I book?

Under Italian civil law and the IHA (International Hotel Association) and FIAVET (International Federation of Travel Agents) regulations, a booking is considered valid with the pre-payment of a deposit, known as a "caparra confirmatoria". This deposit can be effected by paying the first night's accommodation by credit card or by paying 50% or 100% of the total cost by postal order.