The Dandolo Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni.

The gothic main gate.

Interior in pink marble.

Ceiling lights in Murano glass.
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The Dandolo Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni.


immagine didascalia

The gothic main gate.


immagine didascalia

Interior in pink marble.


immagine didascalia

Ceiling lights in Murano glass.



Palazzo Dandolo - Hotel Danieli

One of the most famous hotels in Europe, with its characteristics deep pink façade the Danieli is an important landmark along the Riva degli Schiavoni, the city’s top promenade.

The main building is the original Palazzo Dandolo, commissioned and built in the 14th Century by the noble Dandolo family of Venice (with no fewer than four Doges in the family tree). This palace is an exceptional example of Venetian Gothic architecture, now finely restored, with rich pink marble interiors, gold-leaf decorated ceilings and columns and Murano glass chandeliers.

In 1630 the palace saw the very first performance of an opera in Venice: the Rape of Proserpine by Monteverdi.
In 1822 it was turned into a hotel, immediately becoming the “in” place for writers, musicians and artists. It many famous guests over the years include Balzac, Proust, DickensRuskin, Debussy and Wagner.


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