Ernest Hemingway

Spring, time to discover Venice and its Lagoon, on the trail of Hemingway in his favorite places between Burano and Torcello… The legendary Locanda Cipriani and the wine estate Venissa in Mazzorbo… and much more between gastronomy and nature…

Feel the silence of the incredible landscape of the lagoon, where the world and noise seem far away. Let yourself get carried away by the peaceful atmosphere which inspired Hemingway in his novel ‘Across the River and Into the Trees’.

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world"
Ernest Hemingway

The Redeemer’s Feast

14th and 15th July

The “Festa del Redentore” is a deeply felt celebration in Venice as it combines religion with entertainment, thanks to the Saturday night phantasmagorical fireworks’ display attracting thousands of visitors: a kaleidoscope of shades, from a game of light and colours on the inimitable setting in St. Mark’s Basin, lights up the spires, domes and bell towers of the city.

At dusk, plenty of boats traditionally decked out with flower festoons, colourful balloons and brightly Chinese lamps begin to flock into both St. Mark’s Basin and the Giudecca Canal. Waiting for the firework display, which starts at 11.30 p.m. and lasts late into the night, people enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional Venetian

Brief history

This tradition dates back to 1577, right at the end of a terrible plague. The Redentore Feast was first held to celebrate the construction of the Palladio’s Redentore Church (i.e. Redeemer Church), built on the Giudecca Island to give thanks for being freed from that plague. Celebrations include the Holy Mass presided by the Bishop and the religious procession to the Palladian basilica, which can be done via an impressive 330-meter pontoon bridge.

The Venice Carnival

The first historical signs of the Venice Carnival date back to 1094, under the slate of Vitale Falier, in a document that speaks of public entertainment in the days preceding Lent. The official document declaring Carnival a public holiday is 1296 when the Senate of the Republic declared a public holiday on the last day of Lent.

Today Venice and its Carnival offer many possibilities to live an unforgettable experience, from the parades of masks and historical costumes in Piazza San Marco, street artists in the popular neighborhoods of Cannaregio and Castello up to exclusive dances in the historic palaces on the Grand Canal.

Book your stay from Saturday 16 February to Tuesday 5 March 2019 and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the Carnival.
Children up to 16 years free if they stay in their parents’ room.


Every man mind, but give him a mask and he will be sincere.

Oscar Wilde