If you’re planning a Venice vacation, make sure it’s an exceptional experience, with a stay at the luxurious, historic Palazzo Venart, which opened to the public in August this year after an extensive two-year renovation. Baroque Travel finds out all the details
The stunning Palazzo Venart was closed for half a century and has just reopened, welcoming guests into its 16th century portal. Boasting a stunning central location right on the famous Grand Canal, this magnificent palace boasts 18 meticulously restored and decorated luxury guest rooms and suites, each with a minibar, TV and en suite marble bathroom. Each of the rooms and suites is based on a different part of Venetian history and culture. Many of the Palazzo’s original Renaissance features still remain, including exquisite frescoes and magnificent marble fireplaces, offering guests an insight into the style and design of the Venetian mansions and palaces of yore.
Decorated with exclusive antiques and custom furnishings, the Palazzo displays its noble past proudly, each piece a magnificent memory of a time gone by. To add to the luxury of this exceptional establishment, the Palazzo boasts an award-winning chef, Enrico Bartolini, who has two Michelin stars to his name and serves exclusive menus to privileged guests in the GLAM Restaurant.
Another unique experience at the Palazzo Venart is an opportunity to enjoy a morning cappuccino in its lush private garden that overlooks the Grand Canal. This is indeed a rare find in Venice; as most of the historic buildings in this city of canals are located right on the water’s edge, there are few gardens here.
Guests also enjoy the use of the hotel’s private water taxi straight from the exclusive property’s mooring to explore Venice’s legendary canals. Alternatively, many of the sites, including San Marco Square, are just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Palazzo Venart is itself a unique find: a five-star hotel that was originally built in the 16th century that has been lovingly restored with minute attention to every detail by specialists in their fields. This is the reason that the hotel has been asked to join The Leading Hotels of the World, a curated collection of independently-owned and distinctly luxurious hotels.
According to Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President of Membership of The Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel’s “attention to personalization and ability to curate uncommon experiences for curious travellers makes it a perfect addition to The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio”.
The hotel was also acclaimed by Conde Nast Traveler, who named it one of the selected winners of its 2017 Hot List in 2016 in the category ‘Best New Hotels 2016’. This legendary list is an accurate predictor of hotels that will make history.