“It’s mandatory to get lost in Venice, it’s part of the beauty,” says Alice Dionisio, who relocated to la Serenissima from Milan to join Palazzo Venart’s opening team. “Because I moved to Venice and I’m not from here I experienced this myself. That’s how you discover the little alleys and less crowded areas. I think it’s really an adventure.” Since she moved, Alice has loved getting to know the city’s hidden gems and sharing them with guests of the hotel.
As front office manager, she’s one of the first people you’ll meet upon walking through Palazzo Venart’s peaceful garden and entering the dazzling lobby with its restored frescoes and chandeliers. Though she lives just one stop away on the vaporetto, she usually walks fifteen minutes from her home in Cannaregio to the hotel via the Ponte degli Scalzi—one of the four bridges that crosses the Grand Canal. From the hotel’s garden, she can see her adopted neighborhood full of weathered buildings, restaurants, and shops.