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.

Tintoretto: the hero of Venice Renaissance

Tintoretto was one of the most significant Italian Mannerist painters of Renaissance and an outstanding artist of the Venetian School.

Cultivating the avant-garde in Venice: A historical legacy

The historical legacy of this city can not be missed as Venice is a city of firsts. Here, we take a look at some of Venice's primates.

Palazzo Grimani: a charming museum off the beaten track in Venice

Have you seen just about every corner of Venice and you’re ready to explore what’s off the beaten path? Discover more about Palazzo Grimani, located at the core of the Castello district in Venice, a magnificent Renaissance building that houses many treasure.

Culinary Temptations

Immerse yourself in a culinary journey in Italy and let you be tempted by local flavours.
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A Signature Escape to Italy

Milan, Como, Florence, Venice, Rome: discover the Country of Beauty with curated experiences and exclusive deals.
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Four Points by Sheraton Venice

In a new commercial area, our hotel is steps from the Venezia Mestre-Ospedale train station and a short ride from Venice’s city center.

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.
Exterior of the Grand Hotel Dei Dogi by the side of a canal in Venice

Grand Hotel dei Dogi, Venice

A retreat for true connoisseurs of Venice, Grand Hotel dei Dogi combines an authentic sense of 17th-century nobility with a modern attitude to life. A short distance away from the main tourist beats, the hotel reveals the surprise of one of the city’s largest private gardens.
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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.
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Doge’s Palace

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