Palazzo Venart

Venice, Italy

At a Glance

  • Palazzo Venart oozes character; a thoughtfully restored historic property with an enviable setting on the banks of the Grand Canal, accessed through private scenic gardens

  • With just 18 rooms, the hotel is welcoming and exclusive, boasting a two Michelin-star restaurant in its beautiful courtyard garden

  • Sumptuous in its decor, the hotel harks back to a period of Venetian grandeur and opulence with gilt furniture, luxurious fabrics and a rich colour palette

  • Delicious Venetian specialities are given a contemporary spin by Enrico Bartolini and resident chef, Donato Ascani

  • While the hotel is a 30-minute walk from San Marco, it offers a more tranquil location and an opportunity to wander through the alleys and lanes of the city, or to take a water taxi from the private jetty on the canal

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Venice is a city that can be enjoyed at all times of the year, although summer tends to be a busy time to visit. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel to Venice, as the city is less crowded and the temperatures are pleasant.

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Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy your aperitivo in the hotel gardens; you will feel like you are in your own personal Palazzo!

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Description

With gardens that open directly onto the Grand Canal and just 18 opulently appointed guest rooms, Palazzo Venart is a luxurious Venetian bolthole in this most romantic of Italian cities.

Housed in a 16th century palace, Palazzo Venart is an opulent and elegant reinterpretation of Venice’s grand heritage. Located in a quieter residential area of the city, the city's main sights can be easily explored by wandering through the atmospheric alleyways or by boat from the property's private jetty.

The 18 Rooms and Suites of the hotel are a masterclass in luxurious design, with individual decorative flourishes that include parquet or Terrazzo flooring, rich fabrics, gilt detailing and original features. Flat-screen televisions, wifi and minibars bring the rooms into the 21st century without detracting from the historic quality of the decor.

Under the expert guidance of Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini, the hotel’s restaurant, GLAM, has been awarded two Michelin stars for the thoughtfully crafted and exquisitely presented dishes. Tucked away under fragrant Magnolia trees, this courtyard restaurant is as picturesque as its food, with beautiful views over the Grand Canal to be enjoyed as you feast on classic Venetian specialities with a modern twist. After a day of sightseeing, stepping off a water taxi and onto the private jetty of the hotel welcomes you into a relaxing and inviting escape, ideal for sitting back with an aperitivo in the beautiful gardens to watch the world pass by on the canal.

This elegant and historic property provides both a luxurious and tranquil retreat and a base from which to explore the sights of this beautiful city and is ideally suited to couples, though children can be accommodated.

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Accommodation

From the 22sq.m Classic Rooms to the 50sq.m Grand Canal Suite, the accommodation is opulent and inviting. Marble bathrooms with luxurious toiletries offer either a bath or shower, though a number feature both, while four of the Classic Rooms also benefit from access to a private terrace with beautiful views over the rooftops of the city. Many of the rooms and suites are named after famous residents and visitors to the city, evoking a past era of poetry, literature, romance and exploration that contributed so much to the city as it is today.

Childcare

While children are welcome at Palazzo Venart, the property’s opulence and sophistication does lend itself more to couples.

Facilities

From the two Michelin-starred restaurant to the picturesque gardens and the canal-side setting, there’s much to tempt you to stay ensconced in the luxury of the hotel. Dine on juniper risotto with lamb cheek and chicory, smoked cuttlefish with myrtle, or spaghetti with smoked eel and wild fennel, shaded from the sun by magnolia trees and looking out over the waters of the Grand Canal. Soak in the views from the gardens or simple wander out of the front door to explore the beautiful houses and streets that surround the hotel.

Activities

Easily explored on foot, Venice is a wonderful city to discover by simply walking and stumbling across ancient treasures, courtyard cafes and tranquil churches. From the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to the Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, the art and history of the city can be found on every corner, while much of the charm and character can be absorbed while sitting with a coffee in Piazza San Marco.

Experiences

  • Cicchetti tour of Venice

    Discover Venice's culinary side with a private walking tour of its numerous bacari. These traditional wine bars are typically packed with locals enjoying a glass of wine and delicious bite-sized cicchetti.

  • Explore the Dorsoduro district

    Explore the picturesque Dorsoduro district, an area of Venice home to universities, churches and palaces. Wander through the streets of this charming district with your guide before visiting a traditional textile workshop, famous around the world.

  • Highlights, Backstreets and Canals of Venice

    Discover the iconic landmarks, winding streets and romantic canals of Venice. Visit St Mark's Square, once the political centre of Venice, before wandering through picturesque alleyways and hidden squares, and finally exploring the canals by water taxi.

  • The Doge's Palace and Secret Trails

    Explore the hidden side of the Doge's Palace, the majestic building located in Piazza San Marco, and the former residence of the rulers of Venice. Behind the opulent exterior and magnificent halls lie gloomy prisons and the infamous torture chamber.

  • The Islands of the Lagoon

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice across the northern lagoon to the charming islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Admire brightly coloured houses and see glassblowers creating exquisite masterpieces as you journey around the islands.

  • Visit Murano

    To the north of Venice, the island of Murano has long been celebrated for its glassmaking, a tradition which dates back to the 13th century on the island. Explore the charming island and visit one of the glassblowing factories to see the artisans at work.

  • Visit to a traditional squero

    Learn about one of Venice's most celebrated traditions - the gondola - with a visit to a boatyard, or squero, where you'll discover how these iconic boats are constructed.

Location & directions

Venice, Italy

Palazzo Venart is located just one kilometre from Santa Lucia train station while Marco Polo International Airport is around a 20-minute drive.

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