Venice is an enchanting city that can be occasionally maddening due to crowds and chaos. Corte Vecchia is a quiet respite from the madness and is in a nice neighborhood of good restaurants and cafes, shops and other services. It is only a 10 minute walk to the Accademia and the related vaporetto stop. It was terrific to have the Nespresso-style machine in the room to enjoy a cup of coffee even before the breakfast trolley arrived. Antonella's communication prior to our visit was terrific. Happily, she was away on her honeymoon while we were there so we didn't have a chance to meet her personally but with all of her good planning, everything went very smoothly. Rafaella prepared the breakfasts and was very friendly. Corte Vecchia may not be an ideal choice for travelers who are accustomed to more 1:1, concierge-like attention; however, if you are resourceful and appreciate the privilege of staying essentially in a private home, you will really like it here.