Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hotel Palazzo Mocenigo ..İndulge yourself in the oasis of tranquillity of one of the most beautiful palaces of the 16th century. Located directly on the Grand Canal, between the Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square, Palazzo Mocenigo offers insight into the history of a Doge's life in the Venice of past centuries. Throughout history, the Mocenigo family hosted some of the world most famous politicians, poets, artists and philosophers. Among them Emanuele Prince of Savoy, who was a guest in 1574, Lord Byron who wrote some of his most famous poetry in this idyllic setting in 1880, and many others. At the entrance of a tree-lined courtyard there is one of the few remaining examples of Italian-style garden, leading to the gothic-style residence. The magnificent portal called 'Androne' gives a first impression of the desirable event spaces and holiday retreats in this magical city. Continue the majestic staircase up to the 2nd floor and enter into the 850 sq m light-flooded salon 'Piano Nobile' with splendid views overlooking the famous Grand Canal on one side and the beautiful Venetian garden on the other. While strolling through the elegantly appointed salons, the beautiful Venetian mosaic marble floor and the high room ceilings with splendid stucco mouldings create a true palatial atmosphere. Bassano ceramic tiles fireplaces, Murano glass chandeliers and a white grand piano round off your introduction into the luxurious world of Venetian life.