Located in the true heart of Venice, the Le Vele apartments are an excellent choice for visiting all the ‘sestieri’ (districts) of Venice, while breathing in the Venetian air of culture with its ancient buildings, priceless works of art and gondolas as they slide along the canals.
Defined “The finest drawing room in Europe” by Napoleon Bonaparte, Piazza San Marco boasts unique artistic, historical and cultural treasures. It is the only true square in Venice where people from all over the world meet to admire its Basilica, the Bell Tower, the Doge's Palace and the Museo Correr. An engaging experience that will take you back in time to a place filled with mysteries and hidden treasures.
The Gondolas, one of the most iconic symbols of the city of Venice, have been parading along the city's canals since the Middle Ages, bringing a centuries-old tradition back to life. The magic happens in the famous Squeri, places where all Gondolas are created and where the Venetian master carpenters attribute a symbolic and unique meaning to every detail.
“Among the various sounds, the voice of the gondolier is the dominant note in Venice. There are no noises here, apart from those produced by man, no screeching of wheels or clunking of hooves. Everything is vocalised, personal. It can be strongly affirmed that Venice is the city of conversation”.
Henry James, 1882
There are places linked to legends and others linked to history. The Bridge of Sighs is one of the historical symbols that best represents Venice, a few steps from San Marco Square. This seventeenth-century Istrian stone bridge connects the ancient prisons to the Doge's Palace and it is here that the inmates would sigh before their final sentence. A place shrouded in secrets and mysteries that will captivate you on a journey into the past to discover the Republic of Venice.
The Giardini della Biennale are known throughout the world and have been the long-standing site of the La Biennale Art Exhibitions since its first edition in 1895. These elegant gardens were created at the behest of Napoleon Bonaparte. Today, the accommodate 29 pavilions from foreign countries, designed by world-famous architects. A unique, captivating artistic experience that will make you fall in love with Venice and its culture.