Venice - Hotel Cipriani and Palazzo Vendramin (Italy)

After touching down at Venice Marco Polo Airport, a five-minute cab ride brings you to the dock, where you board a natty motorboat that speeds off down a watery highway (the driving is every bit as daredevil as its land-based Italian counterpart) leading to a city where Renaissance palaces rise up from green depths and the streets are narrow canals. Arriving by motorboat is de regueur for Cipriani guests, as the hotel is on the Giudecca, an island in the lagoon. Brown-and-white striped poles like candy sticks mark the posh little dock of the 'Cip', as it is affectionately known, where guests alight to be greeted by charming gentlemen in theatrical capes.

Completed in 1958 by Giuseppe Cipriani, restaurateur extraordinaire and founder of the legendary Harry's Bar, the hotel now exudes an air of knowing luxury: you won't find any designer-led fads here. Giuseppe Cipriani's dream was to build a hotel within easy reach of St Mark's Square, yet far enough away to guarantee peace and privacy. The Giudecca provided just that, and as a consequence has attracted everyone from Orson Welles to Andy Warhol, becoming the chosen residence for many a film star during the Venice Film Festival, including Nicole Kidman.

Area Attractions

Accademia 900 MetersBridge Of Sighs 800 MetersCa D*OroCampanileDoge*S Palace 800 MetersGrand Canal 900 MetersGuggenheim Museum 800 MetersLa Biennale 1200 MetersLido 2 MilesMarco Polo HomeMurano Glass FactoryPiazza San MarcoRialto Bridge 1800 MetersSt Mark*S Square 700 MetersSan GiorgioSan Marco

Driving Directions

From Venice Marco Polo Airport *** Take Taxi From Station Located Outside The Airport Building For Direct Transfer To Hotel. Travel Time Is Approx. 30 Minutes.
From Piazzale Roma Car Park *** Venice Can Be Reached By Car-however Guests Must Park Their Cars At The Automobile Garage At Piazzale Roma Which Is About 15 Kilometers From The Hotel. Take Taxi Boat From Piazzale Roma Or By Public Line Boats. With An Hours Advance Notice The Hotel Is Able To Provide Assistance Parking And Retrieving Cars From A Selected Car Park. Suggested Garage Mattiazzo.
From Railway Station *** Taxi Boat Is Located In Front Of The Railway Station For Direct Transfer To The Hotel. Approximately 15 Minutes By Taxi Boat Or Take Public Service Line 1 Through The Grand Canal Or Line 42 Through Canale Della Giudecca To The San Marco Stop.


May, June and September.


Couples must wed in the Register Office (Palazzo Cavalli) or a church before heading back to the hotel for a blessing (optional) and reception.


None required, but it is advisable to allow at least two or three days to make all the final arrangements.


Anonymous said...

oho that makes me recollect the honeymoon time.

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