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Indulgent Venetian romance at Hotel Cipriani

Venice: a glorious, theatrical experience that touches all the senses. And if Venice is a theatre, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani is the Royal Box.

Steeped in Venetian style, it is known for interiors decorated in exquisite local artefacts, classic cuisine with an innovative twist and the most fabulous swimming pool in the city.

Unlike many five-star resorts, where you feel as if you could be anywhere in the world, The Cipriani is unmistakably Italian. From the moment you're picked up close to the airport in one of their custom-built wood and cream-cushioned boats you feel like a film star. 

The decor is exquisite; polished parquet wood flooring gleams and silk curtains and marble bathrooms add to the opulence of the Murano glass chandeliers. All the rooms are special, but we'd recommend the recently revamped Junior Suites, particularly Room 44 for its huge private terrace with loungers and table overlooking the Olympic-sized pool – a heavenly place to chill out in the afternoon after pounding the streets of Venice. 

Private boat 

Explore the 100 small islands that make up Venice on The Cipriani's private boat “Shirley”. 

The captain will guide you through backwaters and hidden squares, past grand palaces. 

Away from the city centre, explore the delightful smaller islands. Murano is the centre of Venice’s glassmaking craft. Pretty Burano boasts brightly-coloured fishermen’s houses. Torcello features a magnificent Byzantine cathedral.

Romance package includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Welcome gifts including Champagne, fresh fruit and flowers
  • Candlelit dinner for two in the hotel restaurant
  • A couple's massage in the Casanova Wellness Centre
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Romantic decoration in the suite
  • Lunch in the poolside restaurant