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  • Melanie Beard

Timeless Luxury in San Clemente Palace Kempinski

The meeting point of history and romance, the island of San Clemente in Venice is an oasis of tranquility and sophistication, a luxurious refuge with a kaleidoscope of wondrous scenery, historical heritage and stunning views, this marvelous destination is both the ultimate retreat after a day spent in vivid Venice and the ideal location for a break combining relaxation and action.

San Clemente Palace Kempinski, private and exclusive, is one of the most authentic jewels of the hotels in all Italy. A short and romantic boat ride away from Piazza San Marco, this luxurious resort is the embodiment of the concept ‘made in Italy’. A portal to the past of Venice, San Clemente was established for the first time in 1131, when the venetian tradesman Pietro Gattilesso financed the construction of a church and hospice for pilgrims and soldiers on their way to the Holy Land. The church fell into disuse until 1432, when the Pope Eugenio IV moved here the orden of the Lateran canons and the rich families of Venice donated millions to its restoration.

Now a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel, it is managed by the prestigous Kempinski Group. Kempinski is the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe, with a history of more than 120 years. Its prestigious European heritage puts the hotel group in a unique position to go further, to give life to history and immerse travelers in the true essence of the destinations where they are.

San Clemente Palace Kempinski has a distinctive flavor and an aura of intriguing mystery that transports us through hundreds of years of history, making us part of a lifestyle that belongs to a fairy-tale world. Every moment is an adventure, an opportunity to let ourselves be carried away by exquisiteness and royalty-style luxury.

Three restaurants, two bars and a 'bacaro' make this wonderful hotel a culinary destination full of culinary delights, always following the traditions of world-famous Italian cuisine. The Insieme restaurant - which means 'together' in Italian - is dedicated to providing a perfect start to the day and a varied breakfast offer. La Dolce is located in the park of San Clemente Palace Kempinski and also represents the very best of Italian classics.

A witness to history, San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a vestige of the past that takes possession of our senses and lets our imagination fly.

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