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Chic in Venice: Gritti Palace Hotel

by habituallychic

02 . 03 . 14
As I sit at my desk in front of my window and watch it snow once again, I am thinking about escaping. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never visited Venice.  I hope to remedy this situation this summer if not before and hopefully with a stay at the newly renovated Gritti Palace Hotel. After years of traveling, I have realized that I appreciate staying at hotels that reflect the culture of the city in which they reside. While I couldn’t live in a gilded rococo decor in New York, it’s obviously perfectly suited to the history of Venice. If this 15th-century palazzo was good enough for Ernest Hemingway than I think it’s good enough for me too. 

Photos from Vogue Living Australia and AD

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  1. Jalon Burton February 3, 2014 | 7:01 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I have been to Venice and if you are planning a trip to soak in the locale… plan it around Carnival… it is SO WORTH IT!
    Thank you for the mini escape on this dreary Monday! Have a great day.

  2. Miss Sophisticate February 3, 2014 | 9:20 pm

    Wow, how beautiful and enchanting it would be to stay there! I could just imagine sitting down and staring all around me feeling like I’m in magical palace. Gorgeous!

  3. Alie February 4, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Breath-taking. So inspirational. One day I will stay here too. I remember my first trip to Venice as a 12 year old. They served cake for breakfast and I thought ah – I have found my spiritual home 🙂

  4. MJH Design Arts February 4, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    I think it just might do. I love Venice–when you arrive, plan to stay for a long time…..the people and the city are embracing.
    xoxox Mary

  5. Natalie February 4, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    It will be unforgettable stay.
    Stunning palazzo.
    You’ll fall in love from the first sight. Just try to avoid July/August as crowds and heat wave are exhausting.
    Otherwise it’s a dream come true.
    I had a few Venice posts from last summer on my blog and would be happy to see you as a guest http://jewelyettofind.blogspot.ca/
    You might also enjoy Peter Ackroyd’s very comprehensive full of eyeopening stories and facts book Venice: Pure City.
    Buon viaggio Heather!

  6. Karena Albert February 4, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    Heather I have been to Italy, not Venice however. The Gritti Palace is a stunning work of art!

    The Arts by Karena

  7. New York Muhtari February 4, 2014 | 4:52 pm

    OMG I am going to carnival in two weeks and will be staying in a palace in venice. So excited!!!

  8. Unknown February 4, 2014 | 9:19 pm

    Your plans for your first trip to Venice are very exciting. I do echo the suggestion of one reader above: avoid making your trip in the summer months, when the heat, humidity and tourist crush are miserable. My visits have been in April-May or October, and they have been wonderful!
    Best wishes, Leslie in Oregon

  9. chicplaisir February 6, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    oh wow – what a dream. How amazing it would be to stay in such hotel..i honestly would find it hard leaving though.



  10. FROM THE RIGHT BANK February 13, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    What a coincidence! Someone just pointed me to this post because I was staying there when you posted this! 🙂 I stayed in a few hotels while in Venice and my view at the Gritti was the best.