Saint Mark's Old Theatre


4 star hotel on the Grand Canal

Set in the heart of Venice just a few steps away from St Mark's Square, right where the Grand Canal opens up. This Palace is a true symbol of the city's splendour and ancient glamour.

The renovation works have been done with extreme mastery and care, and still infuse a true feeling from Venice's golden era without compromising on the comforts of a deluxe stay

Decorated in classic Venetian style with exquisite fabrics, elegant wood furnishings and beautiful Murano glass chandeliers, the accommodation facilities available in the hotel are the luxurious post-wedding break you deserve to have.


Event options for your day

The building is comprised of 9 elegant halls that can host exclusive events with hundreds of guests. Large interiors with very high ceilings, columns, stucco works, and warm colours are the back theme of your big day.

The halls are spacious and bright, thanks to the abundance of natural light filtering through, which will work perfectly for your wedding glow. The Palace has its own restaurant, where the tradition of Venetian gastronomy marries new culinary techniques and hospitality levels.

Located just a few minutes away from the town hall of Venice, where civil ceremonies can be officiated while catholic w caeddings can be arranged in one of the ancient churches of the neighbourhood.


  • 92 rooms and suites
  • wedding receptions of up to 270 guests
  • 30 mins away from Venice airport
  • rooftop terrace
  • conference centre

At the mercy of a lagoon

The lagoon has always been crucial to the survival of Venice - providing safety and protection in the past - and more recently becoming a threat to the very existence of the city. The deepening of the canals in the last century, the rising of the Adriatic Sea, and the sinking of the Po River basin are only some of the combined causes bringing down the land level, and alarming Venice with a flooding problem. You might get lucky and experience on your skin - or your feet - what it means to walk around Venice on high water time, on one of the raised platforms connecting streets and buildings.

More than 200 original canals have been linked together forming a traffic network on either side of the Grand Canal, from the railway station to the basin of San Marco, in front of the Doge's Palace. Many tourists cannot resist the sleek, elegant shape of gondolas and take a ride at twilight accompanied by singing gondoliers. The expensive journey will show them a pretty unique spectable of architectural wonders like the marbled and frescoed palaces, and the spectaular church domes reflected in the sparkling waters of the lagoon. 

Good to know:

  • 10 mins > San Marco Square
  • 10 mins > Ponte di rialto
  • 15 mins > Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore
  • 22 mins > Santa Croce
  • 32 mins > Biennale di Venezia
  • 45 mins > Murano
  • 47 mins > Lido
  • 122 km > Verona
  • 267 km > Milan
Recreational activities

Bridges and craft shops

Of the many ways that you can experience Venice, visitors have almost unanimously scored climbing bridges and scouting for cute little artisan workshops high on the list. Venetians are in fact a rare species of humans who is very handy and carries a passion for the arts in their DNA. From the narrowest streets to the main 'calli', the so-called streets in local dialect, you will encounter craft shop after craft shop, followed by a restaurant, a local bar, and then again another workshop. Be on the lookout for incredible art, and manufactured jewellery and decorative objects of all kinds. A special mention goes to traditional luxury lace, textiles and furniture. And of course, one of Venice's oldest specialties, its colourful glassware. 

On the bridge front, mark your itinerary with at least the big four: the bridges crossing the Canal Grande. Starting with the dramatic Rialto Bridge, and then naming the three more recent ones that followed. The Accademia Bridge, a high-arched wooden structure with an unusual temporary look situated near the University, the Scalzi Bridge, at the railway station, entirely built of marble and the newest of them all, the Constitution Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava and also in proximity to the train station.

Keep busy with:

  • stopping at a locanda for some cicheti
  • hopping on a gondola ride
  • kayaking through the canals
  • catching a show at La Fenice Theatre
  • sign up for a cruise touring the Venetian Villas on the river Brenta