This private island in the Venice lagoon is now available on Airbnb
International travel may be back on track again, but things are a little different. On the one hand, we are really in the personal space. Who wants to stay in a small hotel room when you could have your own private terrace with a swimming pool? Or, even better, a private 50-acre island in the dreamy lagoon that surrounds Venice?
The island of Valle Falconera is right next to Cavallino-Treporti, a boat ride from Venice itself – and you can rent it exclusively on Airbnb, with many dates available for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.
Accommodation consists of a traditional pink farmhouse, with six bedrooms that can accommodate up to 16 people. Elsewhere on the island you will find fish farms, chickens, beehives, vines, pear and fig trees, reports Il Gazzettino, and sometimes even exotic birds like kingfishers, bee-eaters and flamingos.
Your hosts are Sisters Martina and Anna Sarzetto, who inherited the island from their grandfather and dedicated themselves to cultivating it – which, luckily for you, includes welcoming visitors.
You should know that if you’re just looking for quick access to St Mark’s Square and Rialto, this probably isn’t the right one (for more convenient choices, check out our list of the best Airbnbs in Venice). But that is offset by an incredible price for so much space to call your own.
For one or two people, prices start at € 87 (£ 78, $ 104, A $ 143) per night. Bring a party of 16 and you’ll pay € 577 per night – that’s just € 36 (£ 33, $ 43, A $ 59) per person. And that, as Italians would say, “è un vero affare” – especially if 2020 has made you more willing to embrace slow tourism and natural wonders in one of the most beautiful places in Europe.
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