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Gritti Palace Hotel, Venice

The Gritti Palace has now re-opened after an extensive handcrafted restoration.

A historical treasure where heritage and culture have blended with renewed Venetian style. Among exceptional art and elegance, the restored Gritti Palace retains its reassuringly intimate and familiar feel.

Famous for its exceptional 21 sumptuous suites, the Gritti Palace also boasts the fantastic Club del Doge Restaurant, Epicurean Cooking School and Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa.

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  • 5 star Venetian Palazzo
  • Club del Doge Restaurant
  • Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa
  • Epicurean cooking school
  • Sumptuous suites

Guide Price £960 pp

Prices are per person including; 4 nights accommodation, BA flights and transfers

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Gritti Palace Hotel

The Gritti Palace is where history and culture meet with renewed Venetian style. A place of exceptional art and elegance, reassuringly intimate with a homely feel. The Gritti Palace is where multiple generations of elite global influencers gather to socialise, draw inspiration, and celebrate.

Club Del Doge Restaurant


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Club Del Doge Restaurant

Club del Doge Restaurant is the place where Venetian culinary traditions are celebrated, international cuisine aficionados dine, and a new tradition is born.

Whether it is a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of the world’s most refined guests, Restaurant Club del Doge’s stunning location on the Grand Canal and warm interior atmosphere make it the ultimate place to meet in Venice.

From May to October, it is possible to sit outside on the enchanting terrace on the Grand Canal, which offers one of the most exhilarating views in town.

Club del Doge Menu

Bar Longhi


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Bar Longhi

Entirely renovated, with hand-sculpted mirrors, Murano glass lamps and a carved polychromatic marble counter, Bar Longhi is renowned for its private and intimate setting, as well as its friendly and elegant atmosphere, particularly appreciated by all guests.

The Bar features six paintings of the celebrated 18th century Venetian artist, after whom the bar takes its name.

Riva Lounge


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Riva Lounge

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Tailored around the materials used in the design of the Riva Yacht, the look and feel of this seasonal 36 seat, 55 square meter Riva Lounge on the iconic Gritti Terrace reflects the Riva Aquarama Lounge at the Monaco Yacht Club.

Experience Riva elegance shore-side: a place where connoisseurs gather for the quintessential Riva experience.

Elegantly Riva. Essentially Gritti.

Spa


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Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa

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The Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa at the iconic The Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice is an elegant and relaxing space, carefully designed in every detail. The spa creates an intimate and unique ambiance in which to relax after an intense day spent discovering the wonders of Venice.

A unique, highly sensorial, and deeply restorative spa experience, the spa offers a rare union of deep breathing, aromatic oil application, and pressure point massage in specialised therapeutic techniques. These therapeutic elements unite with the active ingredients and natural efficiency of Blu Mediterraneo sensorial products to echo the essence of a day by the Mediterranean.

Rooms & Suites at the Gritti Palace Hotel

The opulent rooms & suites at the Gritti Palace have recently been exquisitely restored to offer the very highest levels of luxury accommodation in this historic city.

Deluxe Room


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Deluxe Room

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Looking out over a picturesque side canal these 28-square-meter rooms hark back to a period of timeless grandeur. Gracious and elegant, Deluxe Rooms surround guests with the history and intrigue of five centuries of Venetian life.

Glass chandeliers hang from high ceilings, large windows illuminate a selection of antique furnishings with natural daylight, and Venetian fabrics by Lorenzo Rubelli decorate walls rich with untold stories of the palazzo’s illustrious past.

Venetian Room


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Venetian Room

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Symbolic of the splendor of the Most Serene Venetian Republic in its 18th century heyday, Venetian Rooms exude a historic richness and individual personalities that transport occupants back in time.

Boasting jewel box designs in opulent and eclectic Venetian style, these romantic rooms are decorated with hand-painted ceilings, wooden wall boiserie and pastel-coloured furniture featuring hand-painted floral motifs. Expertly restored glass mirrors and appliques of Murano tradition, precious silk damask archival design fabrics by Lorenzo Rubelli in blues, pinks and cream, oil portraits, and heritage headboards add to the dreamy atmosphere.

Giglio Prestige Room


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Giglio Prestige Room

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The graceful, 45-square-meter Giglio Prestige rooms combine authentic architectural and design elements with modern comforts. Giglio Prestige rooms, with captivating views of neighbouring Santa Maria del Giglio Square and its neo-classical church of the same name, are a private haven in which to relax.

Decorated with splendid stuccos and hand-restored Murano glass chandeliers, the ceilings sit high over large windows enclosed by silk and velvet drapes and wall fabrics of Lorenzo Rubelli archival design. Oak parquet floors showcase a heterogeneous collection of rare antiques, prints and oil paintings, and Venetian mirrors from the hotel’s private collection.

Landmark Grand Canal


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Landmark Grand Canal Room

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With privileged settings overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal and views to the city’s rich patrimony of extraordinary architectural wonders, our nine Landmark Grand Canal rooms place you in the centre of a unique canvas that encompasses Punta della Dogana, Santa Maria della Salute Basilica, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and many other historic palazzi.

Venetian stucco or Rubelli custom designed silk damask walls frame oak parquet and heritage terrazzo floors, whilst oil paintings, antique Venetian mirrors and furniture reflect in masterly restored glass chandeliers from Murano.

Sestiere Suites


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Sestiere Suites

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Sestiere Suites take their names from the six Sestieri, or areas, that compose the historical centre of Venice. Including a separate living area, the Sestiere suites feature exquisite oak-wood parquet or polished heritage terrazzo floorings.

Unique and intimate in ambience, the suites’ rich and eclectic 19th century style is complemented by walls decorated in Venetian stucco and hung with oil paintings and antique Venetian mirrors, glass chandeliers from Murano, and precious archival fabrics designed by Lorenzo Rubelli.

Serenissima Suites


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Serenissima Suites

Designed in an eclectic 19th Century style reminiscent of the European Grand Tour, Serenissima Suites include a spacious living room. Oil paintings, precious antiques and rich furnishings decorate the suite bedrooms and living rooms, while natural sunlight from large windows creates a warm atmosphere in which to feel at home.

The Serenissima Suites at The Gritti Palace celebrate the historic naval power of the Most Serene Venetian Republic, and take their names from famous naval battles during the Republic’s various Crusades.

Heritage Suites


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Heritage Suites

Referencing historical elements of Venice and The Gritti Palace, the hotel’s Heritage Suites offer views over Campo Santa Maria del Giglio from their private stand up-balcony.

The Coppa Volpi Suite is named after the trophy awarded each year by the Biennale of Venice. It boasts an impressive collection of films that have won this prestigious award. Black and white photography referencing films and the recipients of the Coppa Volpi throughout the Venice International Film Festival’s history add to the atmosphere.

The La Fenice Suite honours the city’s famous opera house, Gran Teatro La Fenice. Jacquard and sumptuous Lorenzo Rubelli custom fabrics that were created originally for La Fenice Theatre feature alongside a rare antique hand-painted harpsichord, Neoclassical and Empire style furniture, and antique carpets.

Patron Canal Suites


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Patron Grand Canal Suites

Named after patrons of art, design and literature, Patron Canal Suites at The Gritti Palace immerse guests deep into the cultural and artistic roots of the city and this noble palace.

The Peggy Guggenheim suite honors the legendary collector, once a frequent visitor of the hotel. The palazzo that houses her collection can be seen from the suites two balconies. The John Ruskin suite bears an authentic oil painting of the renowned art historian, and the expansive Punta della Dogana suite offers a finely restored selection of antiques from The Gritti Collection. Finally, the Donghia suite embraces a sophisticated interpretation of the minimalist style of American interior designer Angelo Donghia.

Pisani Suite


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Pisani Suite

Occupying a corner position on the hotel’s piano nobile, the Pisani Suite delights with spectacular views, named after the noble family who originally owned the palazzo.

Floor-to-ceiling French doors on each side of the Pisani Suite’s living room lead onto stand-up balconies to better enjoy the magnificent vision of beauty and architectural wonders that lies beyond. Meticulously restored antique chandeliers from Murano island dominate the spacious living area which features heritage terrazzo veneziano flooring, plush velvet lounge suites, a dining table, and a Bang and Olufsen entertainment system.

Terrazza Redentore Suite


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Terrazza Redentore Suite

The Terrazza Redentore Suite is a spectacular two storey suite with an unparalleled 250sqm. rooftop terrace. A private elevator whisks guests from the main lobby of the hotel directly up to the suite’s cosy attic apartment which is composed of a living room featuring affrescos, and a bedroom decorated with precious fabrics of Lorenzo Rubelli design.

An internal circular staircase unites the suite’s main apartment with its rooftop terrace in white Istrian stone, featuring an intimate pool overlooking the Grand Canal. This one-of-a-kind rooftop terrace is the perfect spot for entertaining al fresco, for celebrations, and one of the most exclusive private venues in the city for viewing the Redentore Celebration fireworks which take place every July.

Somerset Maugham Suite


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Somerset Maugham Royal Suite

Inspired by the English playwright and novelist W. Somerset Maugham, an illustrious and frequent guest of The Gritti Palace, this suite welcomes its residents as old friends. The Suite features five floor-to-ceiling French doors that open onto a stand-up balcony that runs the length of the suite itself, and which affords magical views of the Grand Canal.

Stucco decorations reminiscent of the Venetian Rococò grace the walls and ceiling cornices of this one-of-a-kind suite which is embellished with recreations of historic fabrics from the early 20th Century, an eclectic ensemble of meticulously restored antiques, majestic glass chandeliers from nearby Murano island, and of course, a collection of works by Somerset Maugham.

Hemingway Suite


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Hemingway Presidential Suite

In the Presidential Suite that bears his name, Ernest Hemingway, who considered The Gritti Palace his home in Venice during the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, composed many passages of his novel “Across the River and Into the Trees.”

Floor-to-ceiling French doors open onto stand-up balconies that afford rare views of the Grand Canal. Evoking the sense of place of a Venetian Palace on the Grand Canal during the 18th Century, the suite’s imposing design features stucco walls and ceiling cornices with Venetian Rococò motifs, and Ernest Hemingways own club chair.

Indigenous cooking

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Indigenous cooking course

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In this half-day class Executive Chef, Daniele Turco, will give you an exciting introduction to Italian cooking and show you how to cook an exquisite three course dinner using local ingredients, an essential part of Venetian Cuisine.

Classes require a minimum of 2 participants but are also ideal for team building, spouse programs with a maximum attendance of 8 people.

The Private Cooking Classes are twice a month and are available on a request basis. A 72 hour advance reservation is kindly required.

Details:

3-hour cooking class and an introduction to Italian ingredients and recipes
3-course Venetian lunch in the Epicurean School
ingredients and wine

Prices may vary according to the number of participants

Time:

From 9:30am to 1:30pm
Lunch included

Half-day classes


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Half-day classes

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The guest’s day begins with a tour of the Rialto Market, one of the oldest in Italy, where they learn more about local products, seasonality and how to choose and select them. Then, another indigenous experience awaits: the typical Venetian aperitivo with cicchetti at a traditional Bacaro.

Afterwards, guests head back to the Epicurean Cooking School for the cooking lesson.

Half-day classes are held twice a month and are available on a request basis as well.

Details:

1-hour tour at the Rialto Market
3-hour cooking class and an introduction to Italian ingredients and recipes
3-course Venetian lunch in the Epicurean School
all ingredients and wine

Time:

From 9am to 3pm
Lunch included

Three day program


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Three day program – stay & cook

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A three-day program with visit to the local Rialto Market, an indigenous Venetian Aperitivo at a local bacaro and more to learn how to prepare a dinner with hand picked local ingredients.

Day one

6:00 pm – Welcome Cocktails in The Epicurean School with Executive Chef Daniele Turco for a course overview
7.30 pm – Dinner at Club del Doge with a tailor made menu by the Chef.

Day two

9:00 am – Visit to the Rialto Market with the chef
11:00 am – Basic preparation and cooking techniques lesson, followed by hands-on lesson with the ingredients purchased at the Market
1:30 pm – Lunch at The Gritti Epicurean School with the prepared dishes

Day three

9:00 am – Cooking session, choosing between one of the following options: Venetian cicchetti, a dessert from the Veneto region, or Bar Longhi’s signature soufflé
Lunch at leisure and afternoon departure

Available dates 2015:

Tues 15th September – Thurs 17th September
Tues 13th October – Thurs 15th October
Tues 3rd November – Thurs 5th November
Tues 17th November – Thurs 19th November
Tues 1st December – Thurs 3rd December
Tues 15th December – Thurs 17th December

Chef Danieli Turco


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Chef Danieli Turco

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Executive Chef Danieli Turco displays a love of his Venice’s culinary heritage in his award-winning dishes. A man of countless innovations and enormous vision, Chef Turco’s motto is: “To combine without ever covering up”. This means the singular flavors of the fish, meat or vegetables are presented with condiments and sauces surrounding them so guests can choose to merge them as they wish.

Venetian cuisine reflects the cultural influence of those who over the centuries have passed through the city and left their mark on its food scene. And while Chef Turco’s gastronomy is rooted to Venetian heritage, extensive travel and stints working abroad in locations as diverse as Malta, Sicily, Turkey and Marocco have led to him incorporating new gastronomic stimuli into his culinary repertoire.

These days he continues his quest for gastronomic enlightenment while ensuring his cuisine offers a fresh interpretation of popular traditional dishes.

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