Analysis Of Venice: The Gritti Palace

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Venice is, without doubt, the world’s most romantic city, and if you’re treating your beloved to a long weekend, you might as well do it in style. The Gritti Palace is a jaw-droppingly beautiful palazzo right on the Grand Canal, the epitome of luxury in a city already known for its opulence and glamour. Ernest Hemingway considered The Gritti Palace his home from home, writing much of his novel, Across the River and Into the Trees, here in the 1940s; and the playwright and novelist Somerset Maugham was also a frequent visitor. Treat yourself by following in their footsteps — or should that be in the wake of their gondolas? Who For? The Gritti Palace is for lovers of all kinds: lovers of architecture, lovers of antiques and fine furnishings,…show more content…
All the options have king sized beds, jewel-like furnishings in an eclectic Venetian style, marble bathrooms, and cosmetics from Acqua di Parma. The hotel was fully renovated in 2013, and it resembles a private museum: the guest rooms are easily the match of royal chambers at Buckingham Palace or Versailles. The historic architectural features of the building have been painstakingly preserved, so you might well find your room is decorated with original stucco, has heritage terrazzo floors, and a hand painted wooden ceiling. The chandeliers will almost certainly have been made on Murano, and the custom-designed silk damask walls, curtains, and other soft furnishings are by Lorenzo Rubelli. No two guest rooms are the same, either in their layout or their views, and you could spend hours looking at each piece of antique furniture, oil painting, and Venetian…show more content…
Food and Drink The Gritti Palace Venice - Club del Doge Restaurant Terrace Club del Doge Restaurant Terrace The Gritti Palace’s Club del Doge Restaurant and its terrace is right on the Grand Canal, with extraordinary views in Venice. We dined as the gondolas passed by, to the sound of splashing waves. The scene before you is continually changing, and the people watching here is one of life’s great pleasures. Delicacies on the menus include selections of Venetian cicchetti, 24-month-aged Parma ham with buffalo mozzarella, and linguini with garlic and clams. True gourmands may also be interested in a class at The Gritti Palace Epicurean School. Executive Chef Daniele Turco delights his students by teaching them to prepare mouthwatering recipes made from seasonal local ingredients, including fresh seafood from the lagoon. What’s Nearby? Staying at The Gritti Palace, you are right on the Grand Canal, so as centrally located in Venice as it is possible to be. You can walk with ease to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, both of which are on St. Mark’s Square, and cross the Bridge of Sighs or the Rialto Bridge. Take the St. Mark’s Clocktower tour for a strikingly different perspective on the

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