The perfect starting point to visit the city, the Hotel rises near the church of San Simeon Grande, which was funded in 967 and hosts Tintoretto’s “Last Supper”, but its strategic position makes it particularly suited to reach all the main monuments of the city in a short time: St Mark’s Square, with its bell tower and St Mark’s Clocktower, the Correr Museum and the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale).
You can reach the famous square taking a pleasant, 25 minutes long walk or a relaxing boat trip, which will lead you through Grand Canal under Scalzi, Rialto and Accademia bridges.
The sestiere of Santa Croce, where the hotel rises, and the nearby sestiere of San Polo and Cannaregio host many other unmissable sights like:
CA ' PESARO
home to the International Gallery of Modern Art and of the Museum of Oriental Art, the palace hosts some works of important artists like Klimt, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Morandi, De Chirico, Boccioni, Sironi, but also a great collection of oriental works of art, with about 30,000 pieces
SCUOLA DI SAN GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA
home to the International Gallery of Modern Art and of the Museum of Oriental Art, the palace hosts some works of important artists like Klimt, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Morandi, De Chirico, Boccioni, Sironi, but also a great collection of oriental works of art, with about 30,000 pieces.
CHURCH OF SAN ZAN DEGOLA
one of the rare examples of Venetian – Byzantine architecture that we still have nowadays.
CHURCH AND CAMPO OF SAN GIACOMO DELL'ORIO
one of the most ancient churches in Venice (his foundation dates back to the 9th century), it is famous also for the works realised by Lorenzo Lotto and Paolo Veronese.
CHURCH OF SAN STAE
the church, which overlooks the Grand Canal, hosts some works of important baroque artists like Giambattista Tiepolo, Sebastiano Ricci, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta and Giovanni Battista Pittoni.
the palace, its name deriving from one of the most important patrician families of Venice, is now home to the Museum of the History of Fabrics and Costumes
PONTE DI RIALTO
the most ancient and famous of the four bridges that cross the canal is made up of three ramps and hosts many shops.
BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA GLORIOSA DEI FRARI
one of the most important churches in Venice, it hosts many outstanding works like Tiziano’s “Assumption”, Antonio Canova’s and Tiziano’s funerary monuments, Donatello’s “St John the Baptist”, Giovanni Bellini’s “The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Musician Angels and Sts Nicholas, Peter, Mark, and Benedict”.
CHURCH AND SCUOLA GRANDE OF SAN ROCCO
both the church and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco host magnificent works realised by Tintoretto.
built in the 11th century, the church is an important place of worship and destination of pilgrimages: inside you will find the remains of Saint Lucy of Syracuse.
this baroque palace hosts one of the masterpieces of Gianbattista Tiepolo, the frescos dedicated to the stories of Anthony and Cleopatra.