This historic landmark of the city dates from the 12th century, when it served as a shelter for the Knights Templar on their way to the Crusades. Ornate public areas boast soaring frescoed ceilings, chandeliers of Murano glass, antique furniture, marble staircases, and fabulous works of art.
Breakfast is taken in the Marco Polo ballroom, adorned with beautiful 18th century frescoes by the school of Tiepolo.
Guest rooms and suites, many of which have balconies overlooking the Grand Canal, are splendidly appointed with luxurious furnishings, silk fabrics, magnificent chandeliers, objets d’art, and marble bathrooms. Some suites offer spacious terraces.