The four-star Hotel Monaco in Venice is located on the Grand Canal, across from the Salute church and steps from St Mark’s square. The historic palace was originally owned by the Dandolo family and was an important meeting place for local residents and foreign visitors in the 17th century, including Casanova. The recent renovations have restored the building to its former glory adding modern conveniences and some contemporary touches. Its 100 elegant rooms are stylishly furnished and offer en-suite bathrooms. Standard rooms reserved for this tour do not offer Grand Canal views. The hotel boasts an international restaurant offering fine cuisine and magical views across Grand Canal.