Housed in the magnificent fifteenth century Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli, the Rosewood Venice will retain the stunning original detail of the property while incorporating the essential modern amenities. Built in the mid-1400s, the storied building saw the wedding of the Duke of Urbino’s son to Princess Vittoria Farnese, and has only undergone two renovations in its lifetime.
Case in point is the dramatic entrance to the hotel – an original gothic feature that has been kept intact – which takes guests through the main gates to the first internal courtyard via a waterway. The first introduction to the hotel is then an incredible octagonal staircase, designed by celebrated architect Gian Battista Meduna. The hotel’s main floor is also largely the same – with intricate frescos, stuccos and coffered ceilings, plus show-stopping fireplaces and tapestries.
The hotel will have two signature dining venues, including a charming piano bar, as well as a Rosewood Spa and fitness centre.
Located in the bustling Cannaregio neighbourhood, it will be close to the city’s most famous tourist attractions, including the Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale.