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.
Amazon Author’s Page

Copyright © 2022 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is an interior-fashion consultant, author of 6 published books, a storyteller, and a blogger of many years. Her books are non-fictional practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, cooking and travel.
Get a copy of her books here:
Amazon and Barnes&Noble


17 Comments (+add yours?)

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

    Another fabulous door and history, VAlentina. Thank you.



  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



    • 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.

      Liked by 1 person


      • 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. 📚🐶



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

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

          Liked by 1 person


          • 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? 📚🎶



  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.



  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.

    Liked by 1 person


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

No Facilities

Random thoughts, life lessons, hopes and dreams

Graffiti Lux Art & More

Luxuriating in the Arts

Inspiration you need

Inspiration is our vision as it is the key to success. This page is about Personality Development, SEO, Amazon Affiliate Marketing, Blog ideas, and photography.

Electric Eclectic's Blog

All Things Bookish and more...

Before Sundown

remember what made you smile

James J. Cudney

Best Selling Author of Family Drama & Mystery Fiction

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

The Write Stuff

"Writers Helping Writers" with Marcia Meara & Friends

Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author

Read. Write. Love. 💕💕💕

Banter Republic

It's just banter

Stevie Turner

Realist, writer, reader, reviewer and rocker.

This Is My Truth Now

Author, Inspirational Blogger, Book Reviewer & Promoter (James J. Cudney)

Warning:Curves Ahead

reasonably photogenic and relatively stylish

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

London Life With Liz

A lifestyle blog with a little bit of everything.

Inspired Motivation

Get your daily motivation fix right here!

Janaline's world journey

My sometimes Strange, but usually Wonderful Experiences and Adventures as I Travel through this amazing World we live in.

From my guardaviñas / Desde mi guardaviñas

Sharing ideas. Photos, travels, music, History, stories, feelings, thoughts,...

Dancer Attitude

"Shoot for the top"

Modern Tropical

Art + Decor by Kristian Gallagher

For The Love Of Light

APK Photography Blog

A Dash of Words with Loleta Abi Romance Author

Love, Family, and the Journey Home

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Jean's Writing

Jean M. Cogdell, Author-Writing something worth reading, one word at a time in easy to swallow bite size portions.

Valentina Expressions

Luxury for Comfortable Living and Good Life Through Designs, Style, Travel, Food

%d bloggers like this: