SINA Centurion Palace

  • City Breaks, Italy, Venice

  • 5

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Resting on the banks of the Grand Canal, the luxurious SINA Centurion Palace has been a fixture of the Venetian waterways since 1892. A former palace of the Genovese family – one of Italy’s most infamous families – the Centurion Palace is quite literally ingrained with history. Beneath its foundations you'll find a former monastery along with servants quarters dating back to the 7th century. 

Large windows in the hotel offer panoramic views of the Grand Canal. We love spending time on the terrace that runs along the front of the building. You can take breakfast here next to the water. Every room has sound-proofed walls so you can be sure of a peaceful night's sleep, despite being only 20 minutes' walk from the train station. This location makes it easy to explore all that Venice has to offer.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by water taxi from Venice Marco Polo Airport or approx. 1 hour 10 mins by private car and water taxi from Venice Treviso Airport.

Added value

Early booking offer available between 02 Jan - 29 Apr 23, 02 Jul - 31 Aug 23 & 12 Nov - 28 Dec 23 (booked at least 30 days prior to departure, not combinable)

Room upgrade when booking a Deluxe Room or Junior Suite (subject to availability)

20% discount at Antinoo's Lounge & Restaurant (excluding drinks, redeemable locally)

Honeymoon Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Telephone rep service

Flights and airport transfers included

  • No. of rooms: 50
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax of approx. €6 per person per night, payable locally. 


Standard Rooms are about 17m² and sleep up to two people. They have a modern décor with air conditioning, TV, minibar, complimentary bottled water, safe and hairdryer. 

Superior Rooms are around 20m² and are individually decorated in a contemporary style with views over the internal gardens or the city's rooftops. They can sleep up to two adults.

Deluxe Rooms are elegantly decorated and offer plenty of space with 25m². They sleep up to three adults. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Superior Junior Suites have a large seating area and views over the internal courtyard or side canal views. At around 36m², they can accommodate up to three adults. They are available on request, please call to book.

Deluxe Junior Suites are 45m² and have large windows overlooking the Grand Canal. They can sleep up to three adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Double Rooms for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Arriving in Venice by vaporetto, the skyline appears like a mirage of gleaming palaces and marbled piazzas. On closer inspection, you’ll find that it’s more like a maze – and the loveliest of places in which to get lost. St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal draw the crowds (and then some), but the most interesting finds are often the time-worn backstreets and bridges that pass pocket-sized cafés and shops hung with Venetian masks. Islands speckle the surrounding lagoon, each touting their own specialty, from Murano’s glassblowing workshops to Burano’s lace shops. Or, there’s always Venice Lido – home to Venice Film Festival.

Walk around aimlessly: getting lost in Venice

You’ll discover some of the best walks in Venice by ditching the maps and apps and seeing where your feet take you. One turn off the tourist trail are streets strung with washing lines and quiet canals dotted with bàcari – bars serving up delicious Venetian small plates called cicheti.

Cannaregio, the northernmost neighbourhood, is free of the crowds found elsewhere. Listen to the stories of the Jewish Quarter, seek out Tintoretto’s grave at the Madonna dell’Orto church, and sit on the fondamenta and watch gondoliers go by – preferably while digging into a bowl of spaghetti-like bigoli.

Exploring Venetian masterpieces

It’s little wonder that the top spots in Venice are so popular; they’re just as beautiful as rumour (and Instagram) has it. St Mark’s Basilica is a masterpiece of painted ceilings and gilded icons. The Campanile bell tower offers a bird’s eye view of the vast square below. The Grand Canal’s oldest bridge, the Rialto, arches elegantly over the water, while the baroque Bridge of Sighs is carved with solemn faces. Gallerie dell’Accademia houses masterworks and ever-revolving exhibitions by famous faces like Anish Kapoor.

One of the perks of spending a walking holiday in Venice is that you can saunter around these places when what’s left of the cruise ships have departed and the crowds have thinned. Just make sure to book your entry tickets in advance to skip any queues.

The islands and beaches of the Venetian Lagoon

Vaporetti water taxis dart between Venice’s many docks and the islands of the lagoon. Catch a boat to Murano to marvel at the masterful glass blowers or to Burano to wander canals framed by a rainbow of houses.

Venice Lido – an 11km-long sandy spit at the mouth of the lagoon – offers a total change of scenery. Hotels line the water’s edge at Lido town, the host of the Venice Film Festival. It’s been a red-carpet escape for the rich and famous for a good few hundred years, with Liberty-style hotels stacked along the beachfront. The southerly village of Alberoni is a relaxing finale. This nature reserve is heaped with sandy dunes best explored by foot or bike.

Lake Garda, Florence and Rome

Venezia Santa Lucia train station is your gateway to the rest of Veneto. Go to Treviso (20 minutes) for quieter waterways and some great chances to sample the local Prosecco. Peschiera – the southernmost town of Lake Garda – is 1.5 hours away by train, opening the Italian Lakes to water-loving wanderers. How about another city with a romantic reputation? Verona (1 hour 10 mins) and Florence (2 hours 10 mins) both make easy day trips. You can even reach Venice train station in style – by vaporetto.

Why book a summer holiday in Venice with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Venice's best activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Venice include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • Private water landing on grand canal
  • Private courtyard
  • Small gym
  • Free Wi-Fi

Enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast with fresh pastries, fruit, eggs, smoked salmon and regional cheeses. If you upgrade to half board you can have three-course lunch or dinner in the hotel's restaurant. 

Antinoo's Lounge & Restaurant overlooks Venice's Grand Canal and serves contemporary cuisine based on traditional Venetian flavours. During summer, there are a few exclusive tables on the terrace over the lagoon (reservations are required, payable locally).

Antinoo Bar is a contemporary and welcoming space where you can grab a pre-dinner drink (payable locally).

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

Longitude: 12.3315072
Latitude: 45.4309595

  • Located on the banks of the Grand Canal with private pier
  • 200 metres to Salute or Accademia vaporetto stop
  • 400 metres to Ponte dell'Accademia bridge
  • 1 kilometre to St Mark's Square
  • 2 kilometres to Venice Santa Lucia train station

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per person from £949
Includes £37pp discount
17/07/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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SINA Centurion Palace
City Breaks, Venice
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