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The passions of the Venetians and their apartments

Read a book, train, enjoy a glass of good wine. These are passions that should not be underestimated and that need the right space in the house to be able to live them to the fullest

Living in Venice is a dream. If the Serenissima enchants millions of visitors from all over the world every year, it is because of the magic it is able to unleash from every corner. Not to mention those who have the unique privilege of living there or simply owning an apartment overlooking the lagoon.

What's the beauty? Venice houses for sale are perfectly suited to every disposition and every personality, allowing you to cultivate all your interests and passions. Just find the most suitable house to make them without limitations.

Here are the suggestions of the experts of your real estate agency Venice Engel & Volkers.


“My library is a large enough duchy for me”.

William Shakespeare wrote it and for many it really is. Surrounding yourself with books is the best way to indulge your love of reading, collecting volumes and editions of your favorite authors. Some of the most beautiful Venice properties for sale of the moment offer you the opportunity to set up a custom-made library to cultivate your passion for books. If the size allows it, you could use an entire room as a library or reading room , allowing yourself bookcases with full-wall shelving, complete with a sliding ladder to move from one department to another.

For smaller environments, green light for bookcases with more original shapes and those strategically positioned to safeguard space. A reading corner with a comfortable armchair, an ad hoc light point and an inevitable window overlooking the canals of the city is a must. Just be careful not to get distracted by the landscape.

Splendidi appartamenti in cui organizzare una stanza per la lettura


Calling it a hobby would be an understatement. Cultivating a passion means expressing and externalizing an intimate part of one's being, giving it free rein. Nothing better, then, than putting it into practice within the quiet and privacy of your home, especially if you have all the space available.

Not surprisingly, many of the houses for sale in Venice are also able to satisfy your desire for well-being, allowing you to organize an entire private home gym or, why not, a room used for fitness to use all year round. How much in the summer? Just think about the idea of ​​doing your yoga exercises in an apartment with a terrace in Venice while admiring the postcard scenery of rii and calle: your mind will thank you too.


The love for good wine, as well as for excellent cuisine, is not only an individual passion, but also an opportunity to share and socialize. Buying properties in the historic center of Venice also means being able to afford an entire private cellar, a room or an environment to be organized as you wish with the right equipment and the most suitable settings. In your dream cellar you could jealously keep precious bottles at the right temperature to uncork on special occasions or to share with friends and family. A real treat that will make everyone envy.


Luxury and modernity come together in the apartments for sale in Venice, recreating a unique and unrepeatable atmosphere. Just choose those with a predisposition for all the most innovative technological comforts and for home automation devices.

The modernity of the systems, in fact, can often serve to enhance the beauty of the interiors of the splendid historic houses of the city or the frescoed rooms of the prestigious buildings in the center of Venice. What better location, for example, for an avid cinephile than a spacious living area of ​​an apartment overlooking the lagoon to place a home cinema system with a majestic giant screen, dolby surround speakers and comfortable sofas? It will always be the right time to enjoy private screenings.


Contrary to what one might think, the Pearl of the Lagoon is able to surprise not only with its precious historic houses in the center, but also with houses with hidden gardens. Not surprisingly, the houses with gardens for sale in Venice are also coveted by lovers of greenery, who do not want to give up having a small open-air corner where they can devote themselves to their passion or spend relaxing moments in company. Whether it's a terrace or a private garden, your green thumb is welcome to organize spaces, arrange plants and flowers, without forgetting comfortable seats and elegant outdoor furniture.

What are you waiting for? Contact your Engel & Volkers Venice agency and give free rein to your passions.

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