The water-laced city of Venice lies suspended between reality and fantasy. Experience the unique pleasures of this ethereal city on this tour featuring rare access to amazing art collections, after-hours tours, and a visit to a glassblowing factory.
- Insights from the West of Ireland
- Fabulous shots from Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter
- Visiting Mount Fuji, by way of rural Japan
- Saturday in Pamplona
Hotel Saturnia is a delightful four-star hotel in the heart of Venice. It is ideally located close to many of the major historic sites and is about a five minute walk from Piazza San Marco. The medieval-inspired reception area leads to a Romanesque-style lounge with carved ceiling, bottle-glass windows, and antique chandeliers. The hotel, which has been in the same family for four generations, occupies a converted 14th-century palazzo. Guest rooms are decorated with simplicity and Venetian taste and vary in size and décor. Each offers a television, a mini-bar, a safe, individually-controlled air conditioning, and Internet access. There is also a first class restaurant on-site, and the hotel staff is friendly and helpful.Number of nights: 6