Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world.
This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed (there are slightly more tourists than residents), but the romantic charm remains.
Here are some of the most beautiful luxury hotels in lovely Venezia!
Overlooking the Grand Canal, the Hotel Gritti Palace was originally constructed in 1525 to be the home of the Duke of Venice, Andrea Gritti. The hotel has retained the original features of frescoes and stucco. Throughout the public areas of the hotel, the delicate glass chandeliers, gilt ceilings and antique furniture are complimented by luxurious soft furnishings to create an opulent and warm welcome.
The Hotel Ca’ Sagredo is housed in a majestic building on Venice’s Grand Canal. It offers elegant upscale accommodation in a former 15th-century palace, which has now been declared a national monument.
Bauer Il Palazzo
The Bauer Il Palazzo hotel is the epitome of class and luxury – a boutique hotel that sits majestically at the edge of the Venice’s Grand Canal. The elaborate Gothic façade hides some of the most sophisticated and opulent rooms and suites Venice has to offer, with unsurpassed views combining to create a visual masterpiece.
The Luna Hotel has undergone extensive renovation to restore the interior with its original frescoes to its former glory.
The stunning décor of La Locanda della Luna, as it was known when it was the first hotel in Venice, is a major attraction which keeps guests returning time and again.
Hotel Danieli, formerly Palazzo Dandolo, is a five-star palatial hotel in Venice. It was built at the end of the 14th century by one of the Dandolo families. CNN cites it as one of the top five “lavish hotels” in the city. In 2010, extensive footage was shot at the hotel for The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.