A holiday in Venice, the city of romance, is the stuff of dreams - grand, iconic buildings, wonderful weather, and traffic-free 'streets' of canals, where travelling by gondola is the only way to travel!
This fine Italian city has a plethora of places to stay, but if you want to be pampered in lavish surroundings then a five-star luxury hotel could be just what you are looking for.
We came across two of the very best Venice hotels, so here are our suggestions!
- Ca' Sagredo Hotel - This stunning 15th century pink palace, on the banks of the Grand Canal, is now a palatial hotel housing forty-two elegant rooms and suites with awe-inspiring views of the city. Just walking up the magnificent staircase will make you feel like a movie star! Venetian artworks from the 17th and 18th centuries adorn the walls and ceilings, while the splendid L'Alcova offers fine dining. The Bar L'Incontro, popular among locals, is an ideal venue in which to unwind in style.
- Luna Hotel Baglioni - This sumptous building dates from the 12th century and is Venice's oldest hotel. If you want an unforgettable view over St Mark's waterfront and San Giorgio Island, book one of the new suites with terraces, which are perfect for al fresco dinners on a balmy summer night. Murano and marble are abundant in this glamorous venue. Fine dining can be enjoyed in the Canova Restaurant, while Caffe Baglioni is the place to go for a smooth cocktail. The hotel has a private landing stage providing easy access for gondolas.