An island city that was once the center of one of the greatest maritime republics, Venice is today as unique historically as it is architecturally and environmentally. Once styled as the most serene, the link between Europe and Asia, Venezia is unequivocally one of the world’s grandest cultural centers.
Yet like most of Italy’s most coveted tourist destinations, Venice has been largely quiet due to the various lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic. At last, as the country and world begin to reopen, this intrepid and eternal city is once again ready to welcome travelers from all over the world.
Indeed, exploring this unique lagoon location never tires and never ceases to amaze. As shops open their doors, bars set out their tables, and chefs whip up culinary delights in restaurant kitchens, now may be the perfect moment to wander Venice’s narrow calli and open campi in search of its history, art, and beauty, while also taking in the many initiatives scheduled for the coming months – from the Biennale of Architecture and the Film Festival to the Boat Show and the Redentore, or Redeemer, Festival. The time has finally come to begin taking in life again and rediscovering the pleasures of travel, along with all of the culture, excitement, and relaxation that come with it
As Italy reopens to tourists, and travelers begin hunting for the perfect places to sojourn, one of Venice’s most timeless and adored hotels, the Hilton Molino Stucky, is preparing to welcome guests once again in safety and tranquility. This jewel of industrial architecture is located in the heart of the Giudecca in a secluded neighborhood that lies just a few minutes from La Serenissima’s historic center. Considered to be among the city’s top vacation retreats, the Molino Stucky has been a member of the Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2018.
Perfect for couples, families, friends, and those looking for either longer stays or the ideal city break, this five-star hotel skillfully combines ancient art, contemporary creativity, playful experiences, and the discovery of local artisans, who are the modern interpreters of the city’s tradition and beauty. Located on an authentic island still inhabited by Venetians and home to a lively circuit of contemporary art galleries, the hotel works to help guests enjoy the true pleasure of getting to know a city of art, combining Venezia’s most renowned cultural sites with new trends and unique experiences. Beyond San Marco and gondola rides, the Hilton Molino Stucky can create exciting, unusual, and authentic activities for its visitors.
This landmark location was once one of Europe’s largest flour mills owned by the Swiss-Venetian industrialist Giovanni Stucky. Stucky lived in his private city residence Palazzo Grassi, now a cultural institution with surprising exhibitions. Visits to this palazzo can be arranged with the hotel, along with visits to many enchanting artistic treasures such as the prestigious Peggy Guggenheim Collection of European and American art of the last century.
For those who want to put their artisanal skills to the test, Molino Stucky accompanies its guests on a unique experience to discover the secrets of the Vetreria Venier glassworks furnace, where a master craftsman reveals the secrets of how glass is worked and guides guests as they create their very own work of art to take home as an exceptional souvenir of a wonderful vacation.
After a day spent discovering Venice and some of the most authentic experiences visitors to the city can find, returning to Molino Stucky is synonymous with a stay of luxury and comfort. Unwind with a wellness treatment at the Eforea Spa, swim in the panoramic pool located on the highest rooftop in Venice, sip on a cocktail at the hotel’s Skyline Bar, a local temple of contemporary mixology, and savor the flavors of a dinner at the Aromi restaurant, where diners experience the authentic flavors of Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist. Finally, relax in one of the hotel’s elegant suites with its modern and captivating design, while taking in the stunning view of the Giudecca canal by night.
The enchantment of Venice is calling once again.
By Liana Bicchieri