Welcome to a place where such old-fashioned qualities as elegance, courtesy and charm become more than mere fantasy. Set on Giudecca Island, a five-minute ride by private launch from St Mark’s Square, Belmond Hotel Cipriani captures everything La Serenissima is famed for. An oasis of calm in vibrant Venice, this most exclusive property offers privacy and peace to all who stay here. From our commanding views of the shapely Venetian towers and domes across the turquoise lagoon to the roses, jasmine and wisteria that softly scent our ancient courtyard, every step brings another postcard-perfect moment. Indeed, our luxurious spa is set in the lush gardens where Casanova once wooed his lovers. While the hotel’s fine-dining options include our Michelin-starred restaurant Oro, you can also choose to take it easy and grab a perfectly-prepared bite by our Olympic-size pool—the only outdoor pool in Venice. Either way, may we suggest a bellini at Bar Gabbiano?