Location, location, location! The Gritti Palace Venice is a 15th century palazzo located along Italy’s Grand Canal, looking across the water to Santa Maria della Salute, a gorgeous church, and to the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home to the Guggenheim Museum.
All 61 rooms and 21 suites at the Gritti Palace are surely fit for royalty; with marble-clad bathrooms, stunning paintings, antiques and colorful, rich fabrics peppered throughout. Suites feature chandeliers and French doors. If you’re looking for a truly luxurious experience, book a stay in the Hemingway Presidential Suite, home to Ernest Hemingway’s very own club chair! 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," right on the premises.
The Gritti Palace is also home to one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the city, The Club del Doge. Located on the ground floor of the palace, it overlooks the Grand Canal, with the option in summer of eating outdoors on the Canal itself. Dishes include beef carpaccio, salmon tartare and stewed cuttlefish.
There's also a gym and a spa for those looking to get a workout in, or find total relaxation. Just an 8-minute walk from Piazza San Marco and a 10-minute walk from the Bridge of Sighs, the Gritti Palace Venice is the best place to anchor on your next Italian getaway.