The Gritti Palace

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Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is steeped in history, from tales of Casanova to the debauched goings-on of Pope Alexander VI. With no roads, just canals, including the Grand Canal thoroughfare, the 18 small islands of Venice are lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces that give this city its distinct character. However,... Read more »

Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel Venice

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In the labyrinthine pathways close to the border between the areas of San Polo and Santa Croce, there isn’t any room to build new properties but the area is brimming with medieval palazzos behind shuttered windows. Palazzo Venart is one such building, a mere totter away from the vaporettos in front of the church of... Read more »

The Luna Hotel Baglioni, Venice

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At sunrise, adorned in bespoke atelier couture and soft pink Rupert Sanderson heels, I arrived by gondola to the doorstep of the Luna Hotel Baglioni Venice. Beautifully lit and filled with a hand-picked selection of artwork - oil paintings, antique furniture and refined crystal chandeliers - the noble Luna Hotel Baglioni glowed. The hotel is a historic... Read more »