Cipriani, a Belmond Hotel, Venice
Cipriani, a Belmond Hotel, is Venice’s glamorous cultural haven. Set on tranquil Giudecca Island, just five minutes from St Mark’s Square by courtesy shuttle, it is a comfortable, iconic and cultivated base from which to be immersed in this extraordinary city.
Since 1958, when it was opened by Giuseppe Cipriani, the hotel has attracted the prestigious personalities of every decade. From the moment of arrival by water taxi, the magic that has captivated European jetsetters and Hollywood A-listers through the decades is clear. This is where profound glamour meets exquisite serenity.
The eclectic décor is a visually arresting mix of styles and eras.
96 rooms and suites are personal sanctuaries channelling the spirit of La Serenissima. Plush textures, lavish fabrics and cinematic stylishness reflect the mesmerising views from the window.
Mornings can begin with a pre-breakfast hammam and massage, a workout in the sleek gym, alfresco yoga or a lesson on the tennis court. In the verdant Casanova gardens, winding pathways reveal modern sculptures that reflect Cipriani’s role in contemporary culture. The legendary saltwater pool, its majestic dimensions the result of a fabled mix-up in measurements, is the place for private relaxation or stylish sociability.
Evenings come to life in an array of coveted dining venues, including a Michelin-starred restaurant and the bar where George Clooney has been known to make cocktails for his friends.
Curated activities satisfy a curiosity for culture. They include cruises to secret lagoon islands in the hotel’s mahogany boat, behind-the-scenes access to hallowed galleries and convivial walking tours to local bacari wine bars.
Edipo Re (Start planning your ‘villeggiatura’ — an intrinsic Italian concept all about slow, sensuous summers. Set sail into the Venetian lagoon aboard Edipo Re, the beautiful boat on which opera diva Maria Callas and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini fell in love. The elegant 16m motor sailing yacht is ideal for exploring the lagoon’s lesser-known corners such as Torcello, with its seventh-century cathedral and shimmering Byzantine mosaics, and Pellestrina, a narrow sliver of land barely 200 meters wide.
Gastronomy • Luxury • Cycling • Giudecca Island • Bacari Tour • Boat Tour • Cycling in Sant’Erasmo
Come find your Nest in Venice
Venice, Giudecca Island
Starting from €890,00 per night with breakfast included