You may not know it but I’m no good at coping with all the attention in the luxury hotels I sometimes find myself in. – Paul Theroux
Sleep sweet sleep in Venice! Especially when you decide to stay in a dream hotel. And dream hotels in Venice are certainly not a rarity, because Venice itself is a dream world, both day and night.
Venice is a dream when you are walking through its Calli and Campi, when at every step you come across a bridge or a canal, when entering any church walls emanate art and faith of people like Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Veronese, Bellini and Jacopo Palma il Giovane. In the evening, the dreamlike atmosphere is increased by play of light and dark shades, the shadows and the lights projected into the water, the muted sounds of the night. And this is exactly when indulging in the pleasure of staying in a luxury hotel in Venice is the icing on the cake. Or rather, the diamond in the crown.
Venice’s luxury hotels are magical places, dreamlike locations, all housed in old mansions and palaces. Entering the lobby of the Danieli, the Boscolo, the Baglioni or Ca’ Segredo means taking a plunge into 18th century Venice, when the Venetian Republic was at its peak. Crossing the threshold is like taking a journey into the past, but sacrificing the pleasures of 21st century comforts. The common areas and rooms of the luxury hotels of Venice are decorated by the great painters who have worked for the Doges and Venetian nobles, have corners, shrines and ceilings enriched by precious Murano glass, have impressive staircases and arches designed by architects of world renown. But at the same time, they are equipped with all modern comforts, the most sophisticated technologies, the most luxurious Spas, the most personalized services, the finest déjeuners prepared by chefs of international fame.
Those who choose one of these hotels for their stay in Venice, will surely experience a dream within the dream, like a black pearl in its mother-of-pearl shell, iridescent and white.