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The Gritti Palace is a luxury hotel overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice. It is a building in the Venetian Gothic style which was built in 1478 as the home of the aristocratic Pisani family. Later, it became the residence of Andrea Gritti, who was Doge of Venice between 1523 and 1538.

After an extended period as a private residence, the Gritti Palace started to take paying guests in the 19th century, and became an independent hotel in 1948. The hotel, which has recently been extensively refurbished, has had many celebrated guests including Ernest Hemingway and W. Somerset Maugham.


Gritti Palace Hotel in 2011
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGritti Palace Hotel in 2011 - Credit: Abxbay