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 sits a former monastery along with servants quarters dating back to the 7th century. Its antiquated stone walls are adorned with art both old and new, its materials luxurious and reminiscent of the days of La Serenissima.
Its tall ceilings are akin to those of a church, its large windows offering an unrivalled panoramic view of the Grand Canal. A grand terrace runs along the front of the building so that breakfast – a luxe spread of freshly made pastries, fruits, homemade jams and a hot buffet – can be taken on the water. With every room sporting soundproofed walls, the Centurion Palace offers tranquility in a city that never sleeps. With the train station and art district within 20 minutes’ walk, this gorgeous property gives you all you need to explore one of Italy’s most famous cities at your own pace.