VENICE, ITALY LUXURY HOTELS
Venice is crossed by hundreds of canals and overlooked by hundreds of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, and Wimco's selection of fine Venice hotels puts you squarely amid this floating marvel of urban planning. Hotels in Venice are a timeless part of a city that has attracted artists and visitors from all over the world for thousands of years. And in keeping with its cultural variety, Venice hotels offer a range of first-rate accommodations to suit its visitors’ varied tastes. The hotels in Venice represented by Wimco include palaces and former residences spawned centuries ago, embraced by a great shimmering lagoon adjacent to the waters of the Adriatic. The ubiquitous gondola, 117 islands, 150 canals and 400 bridges combine to provide a setting like nowhere else in the world.
The cultural heritage of Venice includes such Renaissance luminaries as Lorenzo Lotto, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto. To be sure, Venezia has become synonymous with the sensuous face of urban Italy.
Among the more authentic Venice hotels is Hotel American in the center of town on the San Vio canal, a former residence built in the 18th century by a successful Venetian merchant, then rebuilt in 1925 by the architect Duilio Torres to assume its present form, at one time called Pensione Dinesen. Another of the finer hotels in Venice is four-star Hotel Concordia, located directly on St. Mark's Square and a staple of 17th-century Venetian "casa" living for over three generations.
Finally, five-star Hotel Villa Condulmer is a former 16th-century residence flanked by two formal "barchesse" porticos located minutes outside of Venice in a private park at the end of a long, graceful driveway.