A Historic Pink Palazzo
People either love or hate Venice.
The mere mention of the word arouses memories of romance or proclamations of how crowded Piazza San Marco can be. I’ve been there when it’s crowded, so I can sympathize, but I’ve also been there at night, completely on my own, taking in the silent scene without another soul.I admit to never having set foot in Venice during the summer season, but I can verify its allure during the rest of the year. In autumn the crowds are fewer and sunny afternoons can be spent in a t-shirt. My favorite time to visit Venice is in the dead of winter, when canals have a mysterious low-lying mist, when restaurants don’t clear out after a meal and people linger to savor another drink before bracing the chilly air outside.
I recently covered Venice for Jetsetter — an online community that offers members insider access to expert information and flash sales. Here’s a preview from my hotel review for Ca’Sagredo, located right on the Grand Canal:
Envision a nighttime arrival: the glow of lampshades reflecting in the inky Grand Canal, the boat gliding toward a historic pink palazzo. Inside there are a grand staircase flanked by frescoes, and sophisticated suites with dramatic silk curtains. This is Ca’Sagredo, a 14th-century noble residence turned five-star hotel. It’s elegant without being stuffy, ancient but full of luxurious upgrades — in short, Venice for the modern traveler.Jetsetter offers incredible value for hotel stays across the globe, and every hotel they choose is verified. To see my entire review, click here.
Is your appetite whet for Venice? Read about the many ways to find a Bird’s Eye View of Venice (I wrote this for Europe Up Close) or check out some of my favorite Venice posts from the archives:
- Waking Up in Venice – Day 2: This post covers a fall visit to Venice including traghetto rides, the perfect pizza, and bell tower views.
- The Evening Meal: Venice Part III: This post covers a special evening at a restaurant called La Zucca (far away from the bustle of Piazza San Marco)
- Buongiorno Principessa: This post covers arrival to Venice during an autumn visit along with details on meals and transportation.
- Best of Venice: This post covers 3 popular attractions in Venice plus 3 off the beaten track attractions, from some of the best gelato in the city to the church featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.