The magic of Venice’s la dolce vita

Stunning views over the Venice lagoon crown winter celebrations from exciting New Year’s fireworks to Carnival’s IL Ballo Del Doge, the quintessential Venetian masked ball. Pick your favourite spectacle to enjoy in the floating city. Perhaps the glamour of disguise will help you discover your perfect Venice by feeling and exploring the world as never before.

No matter when you visit the City of Masks, the ball’s 15th-century Venetian palace of Palazzo Pisani Moretta is a must-see, situated on the Grand Canal. To truly experience the magic of life on the water, hop on a boat and breathe, the purest expression of la dolce vita.

Unleash your instincts while giving in to Venice’s playful call. Hemingway’s Venice lets your imagination run wild as you drift into a few bacaris, small bars that inspired many artists and writers, and sample their tasty tapas-like cicchetti. When you need to kick back with a Venetian Spritz, sail to Hotel Danieli and experience opulence served up with gorgeous views right out a page of Venetian history.

Feel like a Doge in the palatial and breathtakingly appointed Doge Danolo Royal Suite. Or retreat to one of the luxury balcony suites overlooking the lagoon for a little stargazing and dreaming. Rooftop Terrazza Danieli offers a beautiful way to wake up. Chef Dario Parascandolo’s creations will delight you long into the night with international cuisine inspired by his world travels as well as Venetian classics.

A short walk to St. Mark’s Square brings you to the heart of winter celebrations in what was Marco Polo’s hometown. Top off your visit with a winter walk along the canals then settle back into your room and admire the sunset view of the whitewashed Church of Santa Susana while the lagoon’s waves lap in tangerines and golds.

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