A Wanderer’s Dream

The name of the city Venezia (Venice in Italian) comes from a province of the Roman empire, called Venetia. According to Francesco Sansovino, the author of the first full-scale printed guidebook to Venice, published in 1581, the name derives from the Latin phrase Veni etiam, meaning a place where you can come back again and again and each time see new and beautiful things.

Legends and Icons of the Gritti - celebrating 70 years of art and glamour

The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice celebrates its seventieth anniversary with an extraordinary collection of portraits signed by the English fashion artist David Downtown, who paid homage to some of the most famous and illustrious guests of the iconic hotel.

La Biennale di Venezia 2018

The Venice Biennale is one of those events that is part of the Italian and international collective culture and represents a moment of sharing, discovery and debate on art, architecture, dance and the cinema that involves the most enchanting places in Venice.

St.Mark's Day and Bocolo Fest in Venice: celebrating 25th April in Venice

April 25th in Venice is not only the anniversary of the Liberation but it’s also the anniversary of the death of Saint Mark, their patron saint, whose symbol of a winged lion you see all over the city.

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The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice

With its private entrance on the Grand Canal, the hotel is at once both centrally located and utterly secluded. The astonishing Piazza San Marco and spectacular Palazzo Ducale are a short walk away, as are countless boutiques and restaurants.

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

With sweeping views of the sparkling Venice lagoon, the Hotel Danieli enjoys a particularly majestic location—just steps from the legendary Palazzo Ducale, dramatic St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and the famed Bridge of Sighs.

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Occupying a prestigious setting on the Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace was built in 1475 as residence of Doge Andrea Gritti. A leisurely short stroll from Piazza San Marco, the imposing palazzo awards rare views of Santa Maria della Salute.

Teatro La Fenice

Teatro La Fenice is one of italy's oldest opera houses and the site of some of the most famous operatic premieres.

Doge’s Palace

The Doge's Palace rises proudly above the Piazzetta San Marco, this pink and white marble gothic marvel is the true expression of Venetian prosperity.

Basilica di San Marco

The religious center of Venice, and the original chapel of the Doge, Basilica di San Marco is the world's finest example of Italo-Byzantine architecture.

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

– Truman Capote