05 Oct Kuwait-Italy travel. Venice – Cipriani Hotel
Venice is a true fantastic place and everybody feel something magic in the air. Hotel Cipriani set in manicured gardens at the end of the Giudecca Island, the hotel is accessible by a short (four minute) boat ride from St. Mark’s Square (30 minute boat trip from the Marco Polo Airport).
The hotel’s own private boat “Shirley”, a beautiful wooden boat is available upon request to take you to magnificent islands in the lagoon including Murano, Burano and Torcello. As Venice is a city made up of more than 100 islands, there’s no better way to explore it than by boat.
The history of the Hotel Cipriani dates back to 1956 when Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of the unique Venetian establishment Harry’s Bar, decided to build a hotel within easy reach of St. Mark’s Square and yet far enough away to ensure peace and privacy. .
In 1958, the hotel opened its doors and enjoyed instant acclaim for its relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. In 1968 some adjoining land was purchased and a magnificent Olympic-size 600 square meter swimming pool was built.
The Hotel Cipriani was sold in 1976 to Sea Containers, whose President and founder of Orient-Express, James B. Sherwood, was already a regular guest.
Today, the hotel’s amenities includes a private red clay tennis court, fitness center (personal trainers are available upon request). Guests are given preferred entry to the only 18-hole course in Venice, which was created more than 70 years ago. Considered to be one of the most prestigious courses in Italy, the Circolo Golf Venezia club is located on the south part of Lido island in the Alberoni area.