San Clemente Palace Kempinski
San Clemente Palace Kempinski is set on a private island in the heart of the Venetian Lagoon. San Clemente Island played a key role in the history of the Republic of Venice, and for centuries it housed a monastery. The stunning San Clemente Church, built in the 12th century and among the oldest ones in Venice, reminds visitors of the monastic settlement.
Most of the buildings now housing San Clemente Palace Kempinski were built between the 19th and 20th centuries. The hotel is surrounded by a number of inner courtyards, which are another reminiscence of the ancient monastery, and by a huge, centuries-old park. The island is an oasis of peace: the ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of Venice, full of tranquility and privacy, and just ten minutes by boat from St. Mark's Square.
The strong connection between San Clemente Palace Kempinski and Venice and its lagoon is constantly highlighted by the hotel's decor and interior. Most of the 190 guestrooms and suites come with the typical Venetian floor “terrazzo,” Venetian-style furniture, and Murano glass chandeliers. An entire hotel wing, called “Navigante” (which means “sailor”), celebrates the Republic of Venice’s long-lasting maritime tradition. All the Navigante Junior Suites overlook the lagoon, and another suite is named after Marco Polo, the famous Venetian merchant and traveler. Also, the brand-new San Clemente Suite takes inspiration from Venetian merchants' journeys towards Eastern countries. This suite, set in the monastery's former laundry, offers an incomparable view of the lagoon from its huge windows. From the oriental motif, to the sun-shaped mirrors, which remind one of the sunrise, and the headboard with a gondola's bow detail, everything in the suite celebrates the strong sea's influence on Venice's history. At the private dock of San Clemente Suite, a boat is ready to cross once again the historical water of the lagoon.
Amongst the restored treasures of the chapel, there are paintings and frescos from various Italian artists such as Giovanni Segala, Pietro Ricci, Francesco Ruschi, and many more famous representatives of the Venetian style of art.
Original Property Opened: 1131
Isola di San Clemente 1
30124 Venice Italy
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The Medieval Era, 800 ~ 1449
San Clemente Palace Kempinski is set on a private island in the heart of the Venetian Lagoon. San Clemente Island played a key role in the history of the Republic of Venice, and for centuries it housed a monastery.
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