THE GRITTI PALACE FACADE IS UNVEILED

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Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you a video which was taken during the unveiling of The Gritti Palace’s Grand Canal facade on 8 October 2012.  We think it looks just spectacular. Many of you may have heard … Continue reading

LAYING THE PROTECTIVE FLOOD BASINS

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We are a week late with this posting and for those of you who are following us regularly we do apologise for the delay. However, this delay has permitted us to complete a video documenting an important phase of our … Continue reading

FAMOUS GUESTS OF THE GRITTI PALACE – CHAPTER I

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We are now 4 months into the handcrafted restorations at The Gritti Palace and I would like to start the post reminding our Starwood Preferred Guests® that as of March 2012, in recognition of your loyalty, new benefits await our … Continue reading

THE FIRST VENICE CARNIVAL WITHOUT THE GRITTI PALACE

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Tomorrow is the start of the 2012 Venice Carnival themed “Life is Theatre! It’s time to get Masked”. Sadly it is the first Carnival without The Gritti Palace though we will be back better than ever in 2013.  For all … Continue reading

A NEW YEAR

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Best wishes to all of you for a serene, healthy, and remarkable 2012. We are now two months into our meticulous restoration – two months which have seen the careful dismantling, preparation, and transferral of each and every precious antique, … Continue reading

DEMOLITION OF THE GROUND FLOOR RESTAURANT AND SALONS

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Work continued this week on demolishing the ground floor public areas of The Gritti Palace, in particular the Grand Canal side section that incorporated Restaurant Club del Doge, and the area immediately behind which comprised the Sala Specchi and Salone Gritti meeting and … Continue reading

PROTECTING THE GRITTI PALACE AGAINST CONTINUOUS HIGH TIDE FLOODING

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We are now in the phase of demolition of the floors of the public ground level area to prepare for the first phase of the construction of the concrete protective basin. The quote over ZMPS – the Oceanographic zero of … Continue reading