SINA Centurion Palace

  • City Breaks, Italy, Venice

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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 soundproofed 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

Offer available between 02 Jan - 28 Feb, 01 - 14 Apr, 03 Jul - 31 Aug & 01 Nov - 28 Dec 22 (booked at least 30 day prior to departure, not combinable)

Offer available between 02 Jan - 23 Feb, 01 - 31 Mar & 01 Nov - 28 Dec 22 (min 3 night stay, not combinable)

Offer available between 24 - 28 Feb, 01 - 14 Apr & 03 Jul - 31 Aug 22 (min 3 night stay, valid in deluxe, junior suite or suite room types, 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

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

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Rooms

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
Venice

Charm laden canals, golden squares, waterside palaces – it’s little wonder that Venice is billed as the most romantic city on earth.

A city for the curious, getting lost in Venice is half the fun. Time-worn streets lead you past tiny pizzerias and shops hung with Venetian masks. Gondoliers glide down waterways navigated by their ancestors, while vaporetti speed down the Grand Canal to St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Islands gather in the surrounding Venetian Lagoon – and each have their own specialty. Nip over to Murano to see the masterful glass blowers or to Burano to wander the canals framed by rainbow-coloured houses.

 

Things to Do

Piazza San Marco

Home to the Basilica di San Marco, the Torre dell’Orologio and the Doge’s Palace, Saint Marks Square marks the heart of Venice and you’re bound to be drawn to it in no time. The square has a great energy about it always buzzing with people and plenty to see and do.

Basilica di San Marco

It’s one of the most visited sights in the city for good reason! The Basilica is a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture with its five teardrop domes. Its lavish decoration and intricate gilt mosaics have lead it to be nicknamed the Basilica d’Oro or Golden Basilica. It originated as the chapel of the Doge and became the resting place of Saint Mark in 829. The ornate decorations are in part thanks to a law passed by the Doge in 1075, which required all ships returning to Venice to bring back something precious to decorate the basilica. Spot the spot the “modern” mosaic designs by the likes of Titian and Tintoretto, as you explore this architectural masterpiece. These designs replaced some of the originals between 1500 and 1750.

Harry’s Bar

Harry’s bar has been a popular watering hole for artists, writers and aristocrats since 1929. The home of the original Bellini, Harry’s bar is where Giuseppe Cipriani invented the delicious combination of prosecco and pureed white peaches in 1948 and named it after the 15th century artist Giovanni Bellini.

Murano

Learn about the elite pursuit of the glassmaking artisans of the Venetian Republic with a trip to the island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon. You’ll find glass-lined streets, factories and shops selling the famous colourful glass. Weekday mornings are the best time to catch the glass blowers in action.

The Venetian Ghetto

This was the Jewish quarter of Venice from the 16th to 19th centuries. Originally, a getto (foundry) it became the living quarters of the Venetian Jewish community. The law restricted them to this district at night and during Christian Holidays. With growing numbers of people and limited space, the buildings grew taller, housing synagogues and publishing houses. It wasn't until Venice joined with Italy in 1866 that full emancipation was gained for the Jewish people of Venice. However, this was short lived with many fleeing before the Nazi occupation. Today, the Jewish Museum brings to life the tumultuous history of Venetian Jews by sharing their stories. The Jewish quarter is a vibrant site of Jewish history, with a distinct Jewish population still living here. Wander through the streets lined with synagogues, restaurants and bakeries.

Venice Lido

The Venice Lido is a small island in the Venetian lagoon which has lovely beaches and great views of the city. Take a break from city life and find a spot on the 11 kilometre coastline. There’s a public beach to the north (come early to get a good spot) or you can choose from one of the paid private beaches.

The Bridge of Sighs

Known as the Ponte dei Sospiri in Italian, the covered bridge passes over the Rio di Palazzo and links the Doges Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons built across the canal in the 16th century. Hence the name, the bridge of sighs, it’s the last thing the prisoners would see before being incarcerated. As you pass beneath, spot the ten faces that decorate its baroque exterior, only one is smiling. If you visit the Doges Palace you can actually cross the bridge, but the best views are from the water.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

If you’ve had your share of Renaissance and are looking for something more contemporary, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the place to go. It offers a more modern roster of works by mostly European artists from Picasso to Matisse, curated by the eccentric American heiress in the mid-20th century. Think cubism, futurism and surrealism. The gallery's artsy café is a great spot for a tea or coffee break.

Local food & drink to try

Bigoli is the city’s signature pasta. This fat spaghetti is made with buckwheat and duck eggs and served with anchovies and onion.

Spaghetti in nero di sepia is a striking pasta dish is made up of slow cooked squid coated in a tomato sauce, infused with squid ink, giving it a rich black colour.

Fritto Misto are tasty tangles crispy battered fish, calamari and shrimp. It’s usually served up in a paper cone.

Cicchetti is Venice’s centuries old answer to Tapas. Head to a traditional bàcari (bar) for a selection of tasty snacks.

Baccala mantecato is a classic cicchetti dish of slow cooked creamy cod with olive oil pm fresh crispy bread. Best served up with a cool glass of prosecco.

Sarde in saor is a sweet-sour dish with fried sardine fillets marinated in vinegar, onions raisins and pine nuts. The dish dates back to the Middle ages when the fishermen would use this method to preserve the fish. Today you’ll see it on menus as antipasto or as an appetiser.

Spritz ask for a 'spritz con Aperol e Campari' or a 'Spritz Misto' as it's known in some parts of Italy. This is a typical drink of the region. It's a slightly stronger and more bitter version of an Aperol Spritz - the Campari gives it a richer, more sophisticated flavour. Traditionally this should be served with a green olive in it. It's really delicious and definitely worth a try!

Excursions

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Walking Tour of Venice from £25 per person (1 hour 30)

Nothing beats a walking tour to get your bearings and a real feel for a city. The same goes in Venice - There’s lots to take in from the treasures of Piazza San Marco to the unique landmarks of Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, so get ready to explore.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pickup and drop off is not included

Doges Palace from £50 per person (1 hour 15)

Explore the former home of the doge of Venice and one of the most Iconic buildings in Venice. Your expert guide will give you an insight into how it became the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Government, while you visit the magnificent chambers and stuccoed halls filled with artworks by the Venetian masters like Titian and Bellini.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pickup and drop off is not included

Ducal Venice from £72 per person (2 hours 30)

Combine two tours, the ‘Walking Tour of Venice’ and the ‘Doge’s Palace’. Take a guided walk through the streets of Venice – your guide will tell you the tales of the city and point out the sights. After, take a guided tour of Palazzo Ducale. Skip the line tickets mean you’ll have more time to explore the chambers and grand halls of the building that the Venetian Empire once centred around.

Departs: Daily form 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Golden Basilica from £30 per person (1 hour)

St Marks Basilica has to be one of the world’s most majestic Cathedrals. With this skip the line ticket you’ll have the opportunity to explore the unique building and see its beautiful golden mosaics – they cover an astonishing 43 thousand square feet! Your expert guide will teach you the history of how this incredible structure came to be and show you the works of art by the Venetian masters.

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Byzantine Venice from £53 per person (2 hours 30)

The Republic of Venice had long-standing trade connections with the Byzantine Empire. These influences still show today in the cities architecture. The best example of this has to be the mosaic laden, jewel encrusted Golden Basilica in St Mark’s Square, so we’ve included skip the line tickets for you to see for yourself. Our local guide will lead you on a walking tour to give you an insight into the city’s history and the role it played linking the east and the west.

Departs: Monday to Saturday from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included. Appropriate clothing (shoulders covered) is required to enter the Basilica.

Inside Venice from £74 per person (2 hours)

Explore the Venice of the Doges and its eastern influences. Take a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace, visiting the halls of power where masterpieces hang on the walls. Next, your guide will take you to see the golden mosaics of the Basilica di San Marco, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice and the only one of its kind in Italy.

Departs: Monday – Saturday from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included. Appropriate clothing (shoulders covered) is required to enter the Basilica.

Absolute Venice from £93 per person (3 hours 30)

Combine a walking tour of Venice with, skip the line tickets and guided visits to the Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica. Start by learning about the city’s most iconic sights on a guided walking tour, before exploring the building that the Venetian Empire centred on, the Doge’s Palace. Finally, end with a visit to the magnificent Byzantine Cathedral, the Basillica di San Marco.

Departs: Monday – Saturday from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included. Appropriate clothing (shoulders covered) is required to enter the Basilica.

Venetian Waterways & Grand Canal by Gondola from £31 per person (1 hour)

Take a gondola ride along the canals of this magical city. Meander along the quiet secluded waterways, beneath small bridges and along the Grand Canal. Admire Mozart's House (Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro) and pass the famous La Fenice Theatre as you float along the Rio Canal. Soak up breath-taking views of the Doges Palace and St. Marks’ Bell tower from this unique vantage point on the water. Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Gondola Serenade from £39 per person (30 minutes)

Enjoy a “promenade” by gondola – it’s by far the most elegant way to cross the Grand Canal. Listen as musicians and singers serenade you with beautiful Italian music, while you float along the small waterways of Venice.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included. Maximum six people per gondola.

Venetian Savours from £47 per person (1 hour 45)

On this evening food excursion, you’ll be led through the “calli” (streets) to discover the flavours of Venice. Visit local “Bacari” (bars) and sample “Cicchetti” (snacks) which are specialties of Venetian cuisine. End your evening with a drink, served in a typical bar Venetian bar.

Departs: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 01 Apr – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Tour to the Islands: Murano, Burano & Torcello from £18 per person (4 hours 30)

Discover the Venetian lagoons on this panoramic boat excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello. Your guide will explain the history and traditions of the Islands as you sail through the lagoon. In Murano visit an historic glassblowing factory, in Burano see the colourful houses and hand-made laces and in Torcello discover the first settlements of the inhabitants of Venice. 

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Please note that our Venice excursions are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. The excursions do not operate in the case of exceptionally hide tides. Please wear appropriate clothing (shoulders covered) when visiting religious sites.

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

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

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).

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

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.3315072
  • Latitude: 45.4309595
  • Location Description:
    • 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

Reviews of SINA Centurion Palace

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Total price from
£1354
per person from £677
Includes £30pp discount
SINA Centurion Palace
Venice, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
18/07/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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