Visitors to Venice, unless arriving in their very own yachts, approach the island via Piazzale Roma car park (and international coach station) or Santa Lucia Train Station, which offers quick and inexpensive public transport by water-bus to and from Marco Polo Airport. On arrival to this magical island, the first of the six districts or ‘sixths’ to behold is Cannaregio - Venice’s trendy, artistic zone - which flanks the stunning Lista di Spagna, the main thoroughfare running toward the famous Rialto Bridge.
On the northern curve of the Grand Canal, this vibrant district is home to many of the city’s smaller hotels and guest houses, with the main exception to the rule being the newly opened Hotel Pesaro Palace. A 4 star Boutique hotel - arguably the first of its kind in the city, this architecturally stunning edifice is itself a historical landmark in its own right, having been converted from a former noble palace of Venice’s golden era - the Ravá Giustiniani Palace.
With its own private docking station on the Grand Canal and views over the very same, as well as views of one of Venice’s other great landmarks, the Cá d’Oro, from the other side of the building, this hotel is also one of the elite few on the city’s main island to actually have a private garden for guests. Classical Venetian decor throughout this majestic building complements the fine art on display and subtle use of precious Murano glass in the fixtures and fittings. All mod cons and top quality multilingual service go without saying. High speed internet access, hydro-massage tubs and a fully licenced lounge bar with grand piano make this luxury Venice accommodation one of the city’s most charming new 4 star finds.