As Venice is a city built on more 100 small islands, there’s no better way to explore it than by boat. The centre is a web of enchanting waterways and hidden squares, including the magnificent Grand Canal, lined by grand palaces with gondolas moored outside.
Away from the city centre, the lagoon is home to a vast number of small islands—some populated, others not—with evocative names such as San Francesco del Deserto, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and Sant’Erasmo. The three most famous islands are Murano, centre of Venice’s glassmaking industry, pretty Burano with its brightly-coloured fishermen’s houses, and Torcello, which boasts a magnificent Byzantine cathedral.
Guests of the Cipriani can explore the beauties of the lagoon aboard the hotel’s private boat, “Shirley”, a splendid wooden vessel commanded by a knowledgeable captain, available upon request. Personalise your itinerary to explore at will.
For information and reservations, please contact our Concierge.