This lavishing hotel is The Grand Canal Palazzo at the heart of this ancient water city – steeped in history and synonymous with romance.
Venice, comprising of 118 small islands, winding canals and arched bridges, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an architectural masterpiece. Suffused with beauty, the meandering streets and waterways reveal priceless art, architecture and artisanal crafts at every turn, whether in a church, museum, or during an event on the city’s cultural calendar – including the art biennale and Carnevale.
A WINTER’S TALE IN VENICE
From the Festa della Salute in late November, to the celebration of San Nicola and the Great Christmas Walk through the alleyways and over the canals, discover how festive Venice can be during this time of year!
EXPERIENCE OPERA AT LA FENICE FROM A PRIVATE BOX
The Venice Opera Series pairs the works of Verdi, Puccini and Rossini with a pre- or post-production dinner, apertivo or nightcap, and a round-trip boat transfer.
SERENDIPITOUSLY WANDER AMONG NARROW LANES AND COBBLESTONE BRIDGES
Even Venetians succumb to the bliss of losing themselves in the pathways, stumbling across characterful squares or tiny churches lined with Old Master works.
SAIL DOWN SMALL CANALS IN THE MORNING AS VENICE WAKES
Enjoy a breakfast hamper in a complimentary boat around Venice. The city is at its most beautiful in the shimmering light of dawn – and also at dusk, when the sun sets on the lagoon
EXPLORE THE ATMOSPHERIC NORTHERN PART OF THE LAGOON
Burano is the island of colors, lace, fishermen and tradition, while charming Torcello is adorned by a magnificent basilica, and the petite San Francesco del Deserto.
A CITY AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ARTS
The city’s art and architecture biennales are world renowned, as is the film festival. Venice’s permanent collections can be equally as cutting-edge, led by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi.
MORE THAN 200 CHURCHES EMBODY THE CITY’S MARITIME EMPIRE AND MASTERFUL ARTS
The churches across the islands trace the rich artistic heritage that has come to define the city, including the Byzantine-influenced St Mark’s Basilica.
JOIN THE HEAD CHEF ON A MORNING VISIT TO THE BUSTLING RIALTO MARKET
The market is home to an expansive selection of fish from the Adriatic and produce from the fertile fields of the Veneto region. On return to the Palazzo, enjoy a traditional Venetian lunch or dinner using the fresh ingredients selected at the market.