A Winter’s Tale in Venice

21 November 2018 to 1 January 2019

“To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the
most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.” - Alexander Herzen

Festa della Salute

The most important of Venetian festivals to give thanks for the end of the Plague that struck the city in 1630. For the pilgrimage, a specially constructed bridge spans the canal for the day from the Campo Santa Maria del Giglio to the church of Santa Marie della Salute. Mass time begins at 10am.

21 NOVEMBER 2018


Advent Afternoon Tea

Starting from the First Advent Sunday, served daily on the first Piano Nobile between 3pm and 5pm.



San Nicola

Guests are invited to leave a shoe outside their door in the evening so that San Nicola may visit and leave a treat.



Christmas Eve

Afternoon Tea will be accompanied by the piano which was used by Chopin, from 3-4.30pm. Guests are invited to midnight mass at the Frari or Basilica San Marco, followed by hot chocolate and Panettone to welcome them home to the Palazzo thereafter.

24 DECEMBER 2018


Christmas Day

Following morning mass, guests may choose between Christmas Day lunch or dinner. A cosy afternoon is spent in true Italian tradition on our second Piano Nobile, with an afternoon at the movies in the Tiepolo salon or spent playing board games.

25 DECEMBER 2018


The Great Christmas Walk and visit to the Peggy Guggenheim collection

We invite our guests to bundle up and join us for the Big Christmas Walk through the alleyways and over the canals of Venice to Sant Elena. After the walk, on the way back to the Palazzo, visit the enchanting Peggy Guggenheim collection.

26 DECEMBER 2018


New Year's Eve 

We begin the celebrations with an Aperitivo, followed by an exquisite dinner with a selection of music from classic to modern. Close to midnight our guests have the option of being whisked away by boat to watch the New Year fireworks over the Salute and then brought home to enjoy traditional Zampone e Lenticchie.

31 DECEMBER 2018


New Years Day

Savour an Italian brunch accompanied by music and Ferrari to start the New Year.

1 JANUARY 2019

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