| Hotel in Venice in a gothic palace of the fourteenth century, Historic Houses in Venice
A model of civil art as of the XIV century, Palazzo Priuli is a real gem amongst the period residences in Venice. It has knowingly preserved during the course of centuries, thanks to expert renovation works (the most recent carried out in 2000) managed by the Superintendency of Venice, characteristics and charm of a time that once was.
Amongst the 4 star hotels in Venice, theHotel Palazzo Priuli is unique: outside, elegant quadri lancet and twin lancet windows (the corner one is absolutely beautiful) once framed by the frescos of Palma il Vecchio (one of the greatest masters of Sixteenth century Venetian art); inside, windows and doors with lead glass, original vaulted ceilings in common spaces and rooms, maps and nautical charts, bring to mind the activities and noble lineage of the Priuli family.
Of Hungarian origins, the Priuli family’s founder was Silvestro Priolus, sent as ambassador to Venice around the year One Thousand. He fell in love with the city and chose it as his own residence.
Today the historic Priuli residence in Venice has become a luxury 4 star hotel amongst the most appreciated for its classic Venetian atmosphere and for its comforts and services offered in elegant rooms well kept in every detail.
Long ago, merchants and Venetian nobles kept in their homes capitals with holy icons for the family’s devotion and protection of relatives and businesses.
The Hotel Palazzo Priuli preserves a copy of an icon of the Virgin Mary Odighitria (She who points the way). The original Byzantine icon of the XVI century is preserved in the Museo delle Icone (Icon Museum), in the beautiful monumental complex of the Greek School and Church, a short distance from Hotel Palazzo Priuli.