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Whether you’ve been to Venezia two or 20 times, there’s always something new to discover, in the romance capital of the world. Getting lost in the city’s labyrinthine network of islands, bridges, cobblestone alleys, and canals – is half the fun! Spend the afternoon wandering from palace to piazza, exploring the small art museums, shopping the stalls that line the streets, visiting the lively fish market, or drift along the canals by gondola at night. You may also enjoy seeing a Verdi or Puccini masterwork at the newly restored Teatro La Fenice, the city’s famous 1836 opera house. It’s no surprise that Venice is always at the top of everyone’s travel bucket list. If you’re planning a trip to this Italian city, here are a few of our favorite romantic places to stay. 

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hotels we love

Nothing but the best. Browse the list below to see hotels that may feature in your bespoke Italy itinerary.

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Aman Venice

Neo-Renaissance grandeur meets refined modern aesthetics at Aman Venice. You’ll feel as though you’re sleeping in a beautiful museum at this 16th-century palazzo. Some of the designed rooms and suites are covered in protected frescoes. A private water transfer delivers you to the resort and gardens (rare for this city). Visit the hotel website.

hotel belmond cipriani

Sporting 270-degree views out across the water, stay at Belmond Hotel Cipriani and enjoy vistas spanning the Doge’s Palace to the church of St Giorgio and the islands beyond. As one of the most celebrate luxury hotels in Venice, Italy, every inch of this iconic hideaway is guaranteed to enchant.  Visit the hotel website.

hotel danieli

A 14th Century gem of Venetian Gothic architecture, Hotel Danieli is the flagship of Venetian hospitality and glamorous salon for the sophisticated elite since 1822. Curator of exceptional culinary journeys, it is a crossroads of restored and antique elegance, and a magical story teller of the city’s historic grandeur. Visit the hotel website.

Ca'sagredo hotel (top pick!)

A Private Palazzo, a Noble Residence, a Museum, a Luxury Hotel and much more… this all is Ca’ Sagredo. The 15th century Palace has been declared a National Monument and still preserves the untouched beauty of an ancient noble Residence. Ca’ Sagredo’s views of the canal life and the historical Rialto Market opposite are storybook scenes of old. Visit the hotel website.

the gritti palacE

Overlooking the Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace boasts one of the most enthralling views of the lagoon city. The epitome of luxury, the Gritti  showcases the hotel’s rich historical past. The hotel features 61 guest rooms and 21 suites, some with impressive canal views. Visit the hotel website.

Venice, Italy. Photo by Marie-France Gravel.

the westin europa & regina

In a peaceful corner of the city, five historic buildings dating back to the 17th through 19th centuries comprise The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice. Modern travelers love the easy access to the Piazza San Marco, fabulous shopping and the beaches of Lido.

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Travel Expertise

Marie-France has traveled extensively in Italy, from Lake Como to the  Cinque Terre, through the countryside in Tuscany and Umbria, down to the heel of the boot, in Puglia. Her clients love Italy. And so does she.  Call us to get started on your bespoke itinerary to beautiful Italy.

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