Are you planning your next vacation to Venice, the fabled “Floating City” of Italy? This could be your perfect chance to see and experience all that this “Queen of the Adriatic” has to offer. Before you actually set off for your vacation, here are some of the surprising facts you would like to know about the city. Venice the World Capital of trade, jewelry, banking and publishing was a popular hotspot during its pinnacle. The first bank in the city was established in 1157 at Rialto. Local Venetians saw the opening of its very first casino in 1638, while the 1st film festival in Venice was held in 1932.
The local demography of Venice will also leave you surprised. The tourist arrivals in the city far outnumber the local population itself. Isn’t it bewildering that the local population of Venice has significantly dropped in recent years to less than 60,000, while the arrivals of tourists has immensely increased to above 20 million every year.
Venice is undoubtedly a beautiful city where you will always like to get lost whenever spending your vacations here. A glorious experience awaits you at Venice. If you are however visiting the city for the first time, here are some of the best accommodations for your stay. After all, good places to stay have always been a major concern for tourists.
You might consider staying at some of the best hotels in Venice. These include Aman Canal Grande Venice, The Gritti Palace, Hotel Al Sole, Novecento Boutique Hotel and Views on Venice. Let’s embark on a virtual tour of some of these hotels and get an insight on all that they have to offer. Knowing them beforehand is certainly a good idea to make your travel and stay in Venice quite enjoyable and memorable.
Aman Canal Grande Venice
The Aman Canal Grande Venice is situated at Palazzo Papadopoli. The Palazzo Papadopoli has been renowned to host grand parties welcoming numerous visitors from worldwide through the centuries. This 16th century castle is presently home to the Arrivabene family. Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga along with his wife Bianca and five kids reside on the top story while the remaining property has been rented out to Aman Resorts. The Aman Canal Grande Venice comprises of 24 rooms, a rooftop terrace and two private gardens. The visitors staying here consider themselves privileged and treat it as their accommodation-away-from-home. To get a princely treatment you will however be required to spend $1,330 per day to stay here.
The Gritti Palace
The Gritti Palace is situated at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio in Sestiere San Marco. After a revamp of $46 million, The Gritti Palace has once again reopened its doors for the visitors. The Gritti Palace feels itself privileged in hosting famous celebrities like Sir Winston Churchill, Somerset Maughan, Ernest Hemingway, Charles De Gaulle, Al Pacino and Bruce Springsteen. The new themed suites are all set to welcome the visitors once again. Staying at The Gritti Palace will offer visitors panoramic view across the scenic Grand Canal. You will need to spend $650 per night for your stay here.