A Venetian Door

In response to the Thursday Doors challenge, hosted by Dan Antion, it seems appropriate to talk about a Venetian door at this Carnevale time, the largest event in Venice that happens every year forty days before Easter. This is the door of the historical Gritti hotel, one of the few most exquisite hotels in Venice.

Hotel Gritti Palace – Venice, Italy

The entry door is designed in a typical classic style, with an arched top, surrounded by stone pilasters on both sides decorated with acanthus leaves and dentilles details.

The noble palace dates back to 1475, and although today it is a commercial hotel for the “elites”, it retains the feel of a private patrician home, where exceptional art and elegance are kept.

Hotel Gritti Palace – Venice, Italy

The Pisani family owned the palace in 1475 and transformed it into a Gothic shape. In 1525 the building became the private residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, and in the centuries that followed, the palace changed hands many times. It was home to other noble families and illustrious visitors until the early 19th century when it became a luxury hotel.

From the outside, it looks like an ordinary entry door of a patrician palace like many others in Venice. Inside the Gritti shows an unbridled luxury to leave astonished any visitors entering an unreal world beyond all limits. Ciao.
Valentina
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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robertawrites235681907
    Mar 04, 2022 @ 12:44:51

    Another fabulous door and history, VAlentina. Thank you.

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  2. C.E.Robinson
    Mar 03, 2022 @ 19:07:02

    Valentina, an awesome door. I sent the post to my son & daughter-in-law. They will be in Venice in June, and they should go look at the historical hotel. 📚🎶 Christine

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    • Valentina
      Mar 04, 2022 @ 00:35:35

      That’s very good Christine, thank you. They will be able to visit only the entrance unless they are the guests and will see it all, in any case, it will give them an idea of how beautiful the palace is. Thanks for the visit.

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      • C.E.Robinson
        Mar 04, 2022 @ 00:38:22

        Thanks, Valentina. I emailed your post to my son and his wife. They looked into staying there, but reconsidered at $1,500 a night! Guess they will just look at the hotel from the outside. 📚🐶

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        • Valentina
          Mar 04, 2022 @ 00:51:25

          It is a prohibited thing, unfortunately, but it is worth visiting the area that are allowed.

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          • C.E.Robinson
            Mar 04, 2022 @ 01:01:49

            I agree and told them so. On another topic, I have the book MS at the proofreaders. Next she will format the book and the cover designer will help setting it up. I’ll self-publishing on Amazon. Should be in April. I’ll start marketing, cover reveal, excerpts, etc a few weeks beforehand. You have lots of experience. Do you have any suggestions that have worked for you to get the word out? 📚🎶

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  3. Rebecca Budd
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 21:14:52

    Valentina – I am delighted that I traveled with you to Venice. What a marvelous city that has glamour history and intrigue. History is in every step.

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  4. Dan Antion
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 16:01:54

    Welcome to Thursday Doors. You hit the doors trifecta today, doors, details and history. All things I enjoy. Pictures are fine by themselves, some buildings don’t have many details and sometimes, the history is hard to find. But, when you get everything, it’s a special day. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

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