A Luxury Collection Destination, Italy
A major maritime player founded in the fifth century, Venice is a collection of more than 100 marshy islands on the Adriatic. This watery, fabled city is a wanderer’s dream. Cross cobbled foot bridges and sneak down hushed alleyways that open up into grand piazzas and campos framed by domed basilicas and crumbling palazzos. Explore hidden chambers where Doges once trod, masked revelers waltzed, and artists and artisans created lasting works. A grand patron of the arts through the ages, contemporary museums continue that tradition today.
Founded in 1932, paparazzi bulbs flash brightest for the world’s oldest and most renowned film festival.
This annual road race follows a scenic and winding course and was first held in 1986.
A world-renowned affair, this 10-day parade showcases dramatic masks and elaborate costumes.
The annual New Year’s Eve celebration is a festive affair with a bold fireworks show that lights up the basin of San Marco.
This three day annual event celebrates the maritime past of Venice with boat rallies, sailing regattas and food fairs showcasing regional food and drinks.
Established in 1895, the Venice Biennale showcases contemporary art, architecture, dance, cinema and theater from artists around around the world.
A festival of food, wine and games in honor of Saints Peter and Paul held throughout Italy. In Venice, head to the piazza of San Pietro di Castello where the festa culminates with a massive community Bingo game.
The Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer is an ancient festival marking the end to the plague of 1576. Residents celebrate together in boats festooned with garlands in the Bacino San Marco as the sky explodes with fireworks.
The most traditional of Venetian events dating to 1315, this event celebrates the military victories of the Serenissima and features a colorful parade of historical boats on the Grand Canal.
Venues throughout Venice host headlining and emerging artists on the international Jazz scene.
Pass under the Rialto Bridge, zip by the fish market and Arsenal to the Basilica San Pietro di Castello. Here you can stroll through one of the oldest parts of the city, and tour a quiet church built before the iconic Basilica San Marco. Cut through the northern lagoon to Torcello, the first island to be inhabited in the lagoon with just 14 residents today.
Revisiting the heritage of Venetian cuisine; A menu inspired by Marco Polo’s voyages and Venetian heritage.
One of Italy’s top bars year after year.
Cozy lounge with museum-quality artwork and antique furnishings.
Elegant and refined Grand Canal setting and Mediterranean menu.
Explore the lagoons of Venice aboard a sleek Riva speedboat, reserved exclusively for hotel guests. Service is available from May to October, weather permitting.
Visit the markets to shop for seasonal ingredients and learn Venetian recipes at a themed course with Executive Chef Daniele Turco at this exceptional culinary school.
After an intense day spent discovering the wonders of Venice, relax with signature treatments and soak in the Turkish baths at the Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo SPA.
Experience the very best of Venice when you explore the city on a private tour of cultural favorites from ornate churches to local bakeries.
Stay in a Venetian Suite with a lagoon view and enjoy sparkling wine and sweets upon arrival. Top it all off with a buffet breakfast and a three-course lunch at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant.
Call upon the expert concierge service at any time to arrange everything from private boat and museum tours to tee times and hard-to-get restaurant reservations.
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