Venice Neighbourhoods and Real Estate

Those who are looking into Venice’s real estate market can shop around in any of the city’s neighborhoods or sestieri – Cannaregio, San Marco, San Polo, Castello, Dorsoduro, and so on.

Cannaregio is a residential area lined with deluxe and first-class Venice hotels, absorbing the better restaurants and hotels in the city. Those who want to buy Venice properties in this neighborhood can opt for a newly restored two-bedroom apartment, consisting of a kitchen area, two bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a spacious living room. The asking price will be around €550,000. Another option is a newly restored, top floor apartment, consisting of 2 bathrooms, 2/3 bedrooms, and a spacious living room with a kitchen corner. You also get a large terrace on the roof, opening stunning views all over the city.

San Marco is another of the Venice neighborhoods and the most expensive and most visited one at that. Anchored by the Basilica di San Marco and the Piazza San Marco, it is the political, religious, and commercial heart of the city. If you prefer to invest in this part of the city, Venice realtors have plenty of properties on offer. Here, you can get a newly restored attic apartment of about 84 sq. meters with a panoramic view of the bell tower and the church of San Marco. You can buy a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, fitted with central heating and a fireplace. It will cost you €660,000, VAT included. If you are looking for something less expensive, you can opt for a completely refurbished apartment of 55 sq. m., for which you will pay around €470,000. You get a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, featured with a cellar, lift, and air conditioning.

Found close to Accademia Bridge, Dorsoduro is the largest of the Venice neighborhoods, famous as an artists’ haven. You fill find a sunny quay, a charming gondola boatyard, and good restaurants here. You can get a spacious apartment of 240 sq. meters for €1,350,000. An apartment like this consists of 5 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms, and is featured with central heating, a cellar, warehouse, air conditioning, and internet. If you are into Venice luxury real estate, you can buy a house of approximately 300 sq. meters, comprising of 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, and a terrace. Properties like this are featured with a rooftop terrace, luxury finishings, and a private entrance. Price is usually given on request.

Another residential quarter to ask Venice realtors about is San Polo. It is a mixed-bag area of tourist sites and residential corners, boasting the best restaurants in the city. If you choose to settle in this area, you can get a fully restored, luxurious apartment in a 16th century house, with windows in the Venetian-Byzantine style, decorative beamed ceilings, and oak floors. A 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment like this costs about €1,600,000.

La Giudecca is another of the Venice neighborhoods, situated opposite to Dorsoduro and Piazza San Marco. It is a working-class residential quarter with a handful of hotels and hostels. Here, you can buy a 2-bedroom villa for around €500,000. Alternatively, you can look into a 3-bedroom apartment, consisting of a kitchen, a large living room, a terrace, and a bathroom. You get two double bedrooms, a master bedroom, and an en suite bathroom on the third floor. The asking price for such properties is about €650,000.

In general, expensive areas around the city are the area between the Accademia Bridge and the church of Santa Maria del Salute, the streets around the Rialto, and in the San Marco sestiere. Less expensive residential quarters include Giudecca, Santa Croce, Castello, and Cannaregio.