Housed in a former noble residence, this 15th-century palazzo stands on the Grand Canal with views over the city. Inside, the decor is gloriously Venetian: Antiques, objets d’art, restored paintings and frescoes adorn the walls, and every space has a fascinating character. The dining options are equally divine: Club del Doge is a grand location for a romantic dinner with beautiful views of the canal from both sides, while The Gritti Terrace is the perfect spot for a long, leisurely lunch and bittersweet Negroni cocktails.
Top suite: Terrazza Redentore Suite from $14,000 per night
Grand canals: No trip to Venice is complete without time spent on the water. You may have drifted along by gondola, but for a different pace, explore the famed winding canals on board the palace’s beautiful Riva Aquariva boat.