Venice is a historic city which strikes the eye and the heart with the cultural wealth of its fascinating architecture, classic music, and authentic regional cuisine. Described as one of the most romantic and beautiful cities ever built, Venice has been known as the “City of Water,” “The Floating City,” and “Queen of the Adriatic.”
As early as the 10th century B.C., the ancient people of Veneti inhabited the region, stretching across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. From the 9th through the 10th century, Venice became a city state, increasing in naval and commercial power. By the end of the 13th century, Venice was the most prosperous city in all of Europe. As early as 1500, the original building where the Metropole Hotel stands today was identified by De Barbari, the celebrated Renaissance painter and engraver.
By the 18th century, Venice had become the most elegant and refined city in Europe, greatly influencing art, architecture, music, and literature. Famous celebrities from the worlds of music, art, design, and fashion have made the Metropole Hotel their Venetian residence over the years. Antonio Vivaldi gave music lessons here, Sigmund Freud was thrilled by its beauty, and Thomas Mann booked a room for himself and his brother while writing Death in Venice. With its spectacular views of the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio, the Metropole Hotel for centuries has been a quiet discreet oasis of harmony and beauty.
A five-star hotel that seduces and charms, the Metropole Hotel occupies a place of pride within the historic city center. Housing an impressive collection of fine and art and antiques, this prestigious Venice boutique hotel offers sumptuous guestrooms outfitted with plush décor, lavish period furniture, precious fabrics, and upscale amenities, all stunningly complemented by an exquisite level of service. Located within a short walk of St. Mark's Square and its most fascinating neighborhoods, shops, and museums, this legendary Venetian historic hotel provides the ultimate in cultivated living.
Metropole Hotel, a charter member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2011, dates back to 1500.
The Renaissance, 1450 ~ 1600
Venice is a historic city which strikes the eye and the heart with the cultural wealth of its fascinating architecture, classic music, and authentic regional cuisine.
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