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Introducing Venice’s New 5-Star Hotel: Violino D’Oro

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Nestled amongst Venice’s labyrinth of romantic alleyways, beautiful bridges and shimmering canals lies the exquisite Violino D’Oro Venezia, the newest addition to Hotel Collezione Em. Joining the Collezione’s Tuscan properties in Florence and Forte dei Marmi, Violino D’Oro is a 5-star, family-owned-and-operated hotel that promises to enchant visitors with the magical and captivating spirit of “La Serenissima.”

Recently opened in the Fall of 2023, Violino D’Oro is the masterpiece and culmination of Sara and Elena Maestrellis’ vision to bring an innovative new concept to Venice: “luxury for the gentle soul.” This women-led team certainly has the experience to execute their dream as members of an Italian Florentine family with over three decades of collective hotel industry experience. With the creation of Violino D’Oro, the Maestrellis proudly provide authentic Venetian hospitality while flawlessly executing a refreshing combination of classic charm, chic sophistication and contemporary flair.

With its prime location in the heart of Venice, Violino D’Oro offers easy access to the city’s most famous attractions while providing a peaceful sanctuary away from the bustling crowds. The property’s intimate 17th-century palazzo complex, spanning three buildings, extends from Calle XXII Marzo to Campo San Moisè and along Rio de S. Moisè. This central location is within walking distance of the city’s iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, such as St. Mark’s Square, Dorsoduro and the Rialto Bridge. At Violino D’Oro, guests can easily immerse in the exceptional beauty of Venice’s historic center before retreating to the tranquility of the hotel’s elegant confines.

“With its prime location in the heart of Venice, Violino D’Oro offers easy access to the city’s most famous attractions while providing a peaceful sanctuary away from the bustling crowds”

Stepping into Violino D’Oro, guests are greeted by a curation of quality Venetian craftsmanship, echoing the city’s rich artistic and visionary heritage. Every decor aspect reflects the timeless refinement synonymous with Venice, from ancient works to the eclectic. In its overall design, it was essential to the Maestrellis that Violino D’Oro support and safeguard the works of local artisans by showcasing the history and quality of fine Italian craftsmanship. Every textile, item of furniture, glass accent, antique and piece of artwork has been crafted between Venice and Tuscany. Here, guests are dazzled by the designs of renowned Italian artisans such as Rubelli, Ginori 1735, Venini, Martinelli Luce and Asin Terrazzieri Veneziani, to name a few. With their dedication to supporting local businesses and young artists, the Maestrellis deliver a sustainable and responsible approach to travel.

Violino D’Oro boasts 32 rooms and suites, all designed with traditional decor and modern sensibility that caters to the needs and desires of discerning travelers. The hotel’s meticulously decorated rooms are appointed with plush linens, comfortable furnishings and luxe amenities, such as complimentary Nespresso machines, well-stocked mini-bars and welcome treats upon arrival. Each room affords guests a spacious and well-thought-out layout, and some have private balconies or terraces with sweeping views over Venetian rooftops or the vibrant city streets below. With the dedicated and friendly staff providing a range of amenities and services tailored to the needs of travelers of all ages, Violino D’Oro is an ideal hotel choice for every type of traveler.

One of this boutique property’s most charming features is its welcoming spirit, thoughtful touches and inviting common areas where guests can unwind after a long day of exploring. Grab a table with a canal view, savor Venetian Cicchetti with a glass of wine or one of the Il Piccolo Bar’s signature Americano cocktails and watch the gondolas glide by. For a culinary delight, visit the intimate Il Piccolo, the hotel’s in-house restaurant helmed by executive Chef Stefano Santo. Offering only nine tables, Il Piccolo crafts seasonal and inventive menus, providing a twist on traditional Venetian cuisine. While focused on plant-based recipes, Chef Santo only uses the finest local ingredients, such as wild-grown vegetables from nearby Sant’Erasmo Island or the freshest lagoon fish from the famous Rialto Market.

A stay at Violino D’Oro is more than just a luxurious retreat – it is a journey into the heart and soul of one of the world’s most intriguing cities. Allow the Maestrellis to welcome you into their “dream home on the lagoon,” where superb, individualized service and authentic Italian experiences will ensure an exceptional vacation and a lifetime of memories.

To plan your next trip to Venice, Italy, contact The Destination Designer.