There is no denying that Venice is a unique destination – throughout history, the city resisted invasions, sieges, the plague, and ultimately, subsidence.
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Still, Venice attracts more than 50,000 visitors every day – this article will review the Hotel Cipriani, an interesting accommodation choice located in one of Venice’s most charming islands. It will also provide the prospective visitor with suggestions on the best places to visit.
The Hotel Cipriani sits on the eastern tip of Giudecca island, the hotel offers its guests a 24-hour complimentary boat service that ferries passengers to and from St Mark’s Square.
The Cipriani is also well communicated with Venice’s airport and the city’s train station, via public transport.
The hotel provides only the most exquisite service and facilities. In fact, visitors could spend their holidays enjoying a swim at the hotel’s heated swimming pool, or indulging in the whole range of treatments available at the wellness centre.
However, it would be a pity to miss the many sights that surround the Cipriani. The island of Giudecca is nowadays an upscale residential area, but tourists flock to the island to visit the 16th century church of Il Redentore, which holds paintings of renowned Rennaissance artists.
Another pleasure offered by the island is the possibility to walk along its pier, while taking in one of the best views of the Venetian city. As locals say, you must see Venice from La Giudecca in order to get the right perspective of the city.
From the pier, visitors can get spectacular views of St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, just across the Grand Canal. You can also cross the Canal to visit the Zattere, just north of La Giudecca.
Here, the ample promenade is the perfect setting for an evening stroll or a romantic dinner at one the many restaurants. Alternatively, you can visit one of the few remaining gondola-making workshops.
There is no shortage of historic buildings and monuments in the Zattere, so the tourist could easily spend a whole day taking in the sights. Back in La Giudecca, the tourist can visit the Mulino Stucky, an impressive neo-Gothic construction which now houses a hotel.
It was here where electricity was first introduced to Italy. The huge complex is comprised of 13 different buildings, one of which houses the Skyline bar, the perfect scenario to end to your Venetian holiday.
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