Tucked into a corner of the Dorsoduro quarter in Venice, Il Palazzo Experimental offers 33 elegantly designed rooms and suites, and a spacious back garden letting onto a quiet canal, in a jewelbox Renaissance palace. Dorothée Meilichzon’s interior design draws on local signatures like granite terrazzo floors and richly carved wood, with a color palette that reflects the city: sky blue, pale yellow, silvery grey and the terra cotta tones of the building itself.
Il Palazzo Experimental’s restaurant uses only seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, with an in-house wine bar that emphasizes regional producers. The cocktail bar, designed by Cristina Celestino, is signed Experimental Cocktail Club, only the second outside of Paris.
Though it boasts some of the city’s most important art institutions—the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are within walking distance from the Palazzo—the Palazzo’s Dorsoduro neighborhood is slightly off of Venice’s main tourist path, making it the perfect place to let yourself amble in its charming streets.
No other city on earth is quite like it. Since the early Middle Ages, Venice, 118 islets joined by bridges and canals under a soaring sky, has made an unparalleled contribution to the history of Italy. Considered the first international center of finance, the cosmopolitan city-state used its wealth to fund the flourishing Renaissance, resulting in painting, sculpture and architecture that changed the world. In the centuries hence, with its unsurpassable beauty and richness, Venice has remained a magnet for art and culture, a spectacular destination that should be experienced by everyone at least once.View More