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Venice is the renowned city of canals, gondolas and bridges. Along with the stunning Amalfi Coast, it is one of the most desirable romantic destinations in Italy – and the world. That’s not surprising. The city is full of striking architecture, hidden waterways and – in typical Italian fashion – delightful food. One of the cons, however, is that Venice has become a touristy hotspot. It’s hard to come by a quiet, private place to unwind and admire the city for what it is. Here’s the good news: there’s a new, untouched private terrace for you to enjoy in a secret Venetian palace.
The city’s largest canal and main waterway is the Grand Canal, which follows a natural channel from San Marco Basilica (St. Mark’s Basilica) to Santa Chiara Church. It’s more than 3km long and divides the city in two. Have you seen those typical photos of countless gondolas lining a canal? Chances are it’s this one. You can make those photos come to life and experience a rare, exclusive moment by making a reservation at this regal private terrace overlooking the one and only Grand Canal. This terrace belongs to a historical Venetian palace that sits on the edge of the waterway and offers the best views in Venice. The palace itself oozes luxury; the size is impressive, and its main rooms are decorated with intricate paintings and classical furniture. It also has a vast internal garden for you to relax in, which is a rare and unique feature for properties in the center of Venice.
To make your visit even more memorable, it will be accompanied by a refreshing glass of wine, prosecco, or any other drink of choice. Fun fact: the famous Spritz drink was born in this city. There’s no better place in the world to sip a golden hour aperitivo Spritz while watching the gondolas elegantly slide by along the Grand Canal. Alongside your drinks, you can enjoy assorted bites like mixed nuts, crackers and olives. If you fancy a more authentic touch, go for the freshly-baked Italian breads like focaccia, ciabatta and the many styles of bruschetta. Your Host will be more than happy to accommodate any special requests, too. Combine this exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience with a visit to the iconic St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and a walk across the Rialto Bridge.
P.s. if you’re in the mood to discover unique views and experiences outside Venice, be sure to reserve this nearby secret terrace among century-old trees in Padua.