BAGLIONI HOTEL LUNA
BAGLIONI HOTEL LUNA, a member of the esteemed Baglioni family of hotels, was voted one of the World’s Best Places in 2018 by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Once you step inside the doors of this magnificent twelfth-century palazzo, you’ll know why: more than just a place to stay, it’s also a gateway to the art, history, and cuisine of this timeless city. The hotel retains the aristocratic ambiance of its history as one of the oldest hotels in Venice, reputated to have once hosted the Knights Templar. The opulence of the common areas, with their magnificent artworks, extends to the rooms themselves, each outfitted in classic Venetian style without sacrificing modern amenities. Many also feature balconies with views of St. Marks, the Lagoon, Royal Gardens, or San Giorgio’s Island. When you’re ready to explore the city, begin where most visitors to Venice begin—at St. Mark’s Square, which is a three-minute walk from the hotel.
From there, you can enjoy another short walk to the see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the twentieth century. Afterward, enjoy lunch at any number of area restaurants, take a leisurely gondola ride through the canals, or catch a water taxi service to further explore the city. The hotel has a private dock, which makes arrivals and departures a cinch. Be sure to check in with the concierge for a list of special tours offered by the hotel that highlight the city’s art, architecture, and cusine. After a day of exploration, savor the culinary delights at the hotel’s elegant Canova Restaurant. As a winner of both the Fogher d’Oro and Gambero Rosso awards, Canova is considered one of the finest restaurants on the international food and wine scene, renowened for its innovative spins on classic Italian and Venetian flavors. During the warmer months, ask for a seat on the terrace and soak in breathtaking views of the Canal and the Royal Gardens along with your meal.