In the second post from my recent Italy trip, I’m talking you through our Venetian digs. We upped the ante this time around and stayed at the beautiful and brilliantly located boutique hotel, Palazzetto Pisani. Not only does it overlook the Grand Canal, the former palace is situated between Academia Bridge and St Mark’s Square; aka the perfect situation.
We arrived around midday and walked excitedly around the extended grounds to locate the hidden hotel entrance. Classical music poured out of what looked like an otherwise abandoned building; it had such a romantically eerie feel.
We later found out that a music school rehearses in the rear of the building throughout the week.


We were greeted at check-in and shown to an incredibly grand reception room, with balconies overlooking the Grand Canal.



Complimentary prosecco, overlooking that view was a rather lovely start to our trip – Saluti!


Opening the door to our suite, I was completely lost for words – which doesn’t happen very often. The chic, grandeur extends through into the sprawling rooms.


The décor is delicately sympathetic to the 16th Century building; beautiful rustic furniture and elegant, jewel hued textiles.
The book selection was pretty epic too. If Venice wasn’t, well Venice, with so much to occupy us, I would have dived right in but alas, plenty of new additions to the reading list.


Thank you to everyone at Palazzetto Pisani for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. It was truly an unforgettable stay.

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