The perfect starting point to visit the city, the Hotel is situated near the church of San Simeon Grande, which was founded 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.
Near the hotel…
In the sestiere of Santa Croce, where the hotel is located, and the nearby sestiere of San Polo and Cannaregio you will find many other unmissable sights like:
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”.
Piazza San Marco (known in English as St Mark’s Square), is the principal public square of Venice, where it is generally known just as “the Piazza” (la Piazza). All other urban spaces in the city are called “campi” (fields). A remark usually attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco “the drawing room of Europe”.