San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a former monastery with antique courtyards, lush gardens and a historical church built in the 12th century.
The history of San Clemente Island goes back to the 10th century which was the period of the Crusades and many soldiers and pilgrims came to Venice waiting to begin their journey towards the Holy Land.
The private island is located just ten minutes away from Piazza San Marco by boat – crossing the historic waters of Venice, the boat ride is already an exceptional experience getting visitors in the mood for an outstanding stay.
190 rooms and suites provide the perfect privacy and relaxation – surrounded by lush gardens or overlooking the Venice lagoon. Soft classic décor and traditional high ceilings meet Venetian style always recalling historic times.
For the culinary delights, there is typically Italian Cuisine-in a culinary variety: modern Venetian haute cuisine at Acquerello, interactive atmosphere at Insieme or relaxed pool dining at La Dolce. Moreover, the private island provides every facility for leisure time one could possibly think of whether it is a tennis court or a golf course, the heated outdoor pool, the jogging trail or the kid’s club – the perfect location for relaxation and action alike.
3 major sights in one square - standing in the middle of the magnificent piazza San Marco is an experience in itself: Napoleon referred to it as the ‘drawing room of Europe’. St Mark’s basilica (Basilica di San Marco),Doge’s Palace, once Venice’s political and judicial hub and Torre dell’Orologio, a clock tower built between 1496 and 1506, are, not just the square’s, but some of the city’s main attractions.
Get around in a gondola - No trip to Venice would be complete without a punt down one of the city’s picturesque waterways in an iconic gondola.Venice is a unique and precious repository of art. From the late Middle Ages until the mid 18th century, artists of the highest caliber left their mark all over the city and works by Venice’s grand masters Titian (c1488-1576), Tintoretto (c1518-94), Canaletto (1697-1768) and Tiepolo (1727-1804) can still be viewed in situ today. See Titian’s glorious ‘Assumption’ above the high altar at I Frari, Tintoretto’s epic masterpiece ‘Crucifixion’ at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and Tiepolo’s monumental frescos at the Pietà and Ca’ Rezzonico.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a private island and can be reached as follows:- from and to San Marco by complimentary shuttle boat service provided by the hotel, 10 minutes- from VCE Marco Polo International Airport (veniceairpot.it): 30 minutes by private water taxi or public trasportation can be provided by alilaguna.it