What: A luxurious accomodation with the most attentive sevice and the finest cuisine, in an atmosphere of calm and seclusion.

Where: Overlooking the lagoon and Piazza San Marco.

Why: The 15th century palazzi of the Hotel Cipriani offer all-suite accomodations in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and refined simplicity. An oasis of calm and distinction, the worldwide reputation of this hotel draws a discerning clientele. Set in a magnificent location on the tip of the island of Giudecca, it has magnificent views of the lagoon and St. Mark's Square. The loggias and walkways in the extensive gardens add a touch of tranquility of their own, creating the mood of a private country estate in the heart of Venice.