The Gritti Palace Hotel, Venice.
Situated on Venice Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace is a 5-star hotel, built in 1525 as residence of Doge Andrea Gritti. Now re-opened after an extensive handcrafted restoration, the palace perfectly combines the past and the present where art and heritage meet the up – to date technology.
Every room is uniquely decorated with antiques, chandeliers, paintings, presenting the luxurious Venetian character of an old era. In addition some of the suites were named after famous past guests such as Hemingway, Somerset Maugham, Ruskin, and Peggy Guggenheim. It is worth mentioning the rich marble bathrooms and the exquisite Acqua di Parma amenities.
At the palace a guest will find the Bar Longhi, where anyone can enjoy the spectacular view of the Canal,the Restaurant Club del Doge for experiencing authentic Venetian gourmet cuisine and private cooking lessons with Executive Chef Daniele Turco at the Gritti Epicurean School.
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