Travel Dream - Winter 2017/18

4 A work of art on a colossal scale, the city of Venice has captivated countless generations of painters, poets and musicians. Today, the floating city is a place for admiring the art and architecture of its majestic palaces and churches, taking waterborne journeys along its grand and tributary canals, and taking to foot to chance upon secluded piazzas and characterful alleyways. Venice is a timeless adventure and rightly deserves its position as one the world’s most alluring destinations. It is a city that offers a wealth of restaurants, bars and most importantly, hotels that sing the song of the “Serenissima”, however there are many that aspire to reach the high notes, but we hope that the recommendations of this piece will offer suitable inspirations across the four seasons! Timeless Venice A living monument to a glorious past Restored to Glory The Gritti Palace , A Luxury Collection Hotel The Gritti Palace is an icon of grace, elegance and opulence in a city sinking under the weight of hotels boasting such charms. Since its magnificent 15 month, multi-million pound restoration, this historic palace, sat on the Grand Canal, offers amongst the very highest levels of luxury accommodation and service in this historic city. The rooms and suites at The Gritti Palace vary from small but elegant deluxe rooms, to the grandiose Hemingway Presidential Suite with its private balcony on the Grand Canal. All the options have king sized beds, jewel-like furnishings in an eclectic Venetian style, marble bathrooms, and cosmetics from Acqua di Parma. Front Line Jewel Hotel Danieli , A Luxury Collection Hotel Three former palaces make up the Hotel Danieli, ensuring guests are swept up in a grand, aristocratic, Italian embrace. With panoramic views overlooking the lagoon and with St. Mark’s Square literally around the corner, you are in the historic front line. The hotel’s 210 rooms offer a rich choice from elegant doubles and lagoon views, with classic Venetian styling, to opulent suites awash with marble, baroque flourishes and choice antiques. The roof-top restaurant and outdoor terrace has to be one of the finest places to dine in the city with views sweeping from the Giudecca to the Lido and beyond, all lit up and under moonlight.