Keep fit playing a few games of tennis end enjoy the amazing view of the Venetian Lagoon as a backdrop. San Clemente Palace Kempinski offers a professionally designed tennis court with a wide selection of Wilson Tennis equipment.
PITCH & PUTT
Bordered by a natural lake and with picturesque views over the lagoon, the pitch & putt course provides the best setting where you can enjoy a few leisurely rounds of golf immersed in the beauty of this private enclave.
There is nothing as wonderful as having a whole island to explore. The island offers a jogging path that stretches along 1.5 km, making it the ideal place for a healthy and enlivening running activity. For a truly unforgettable experience, morning or evening runs are enhanced by the breathtaking colours of the sun rising and setting over the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice Art Running
Experience the magical atmosphere of Venice with unique jogging experience. Let a personal trainer help you with the fitness activity whilst showing you some secret corners of Venice.
Venice is a shopper's paradise and uniquely famous for local crafts that have been produced here for centuries and are hard to get elsewhere: the glassware from Murano, the cartapesta (papier-mâché) Carnevale masks you'll find in endless botteghe, where you can watch artisans paint amid their wares. More expensive clothing and gift boutiques make for great window-shopping on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, the wide street that begins west of Piazza San Marco and wends its way to the expansive Campo Santo Stefano near the Accademia.
Artisan boutiques offering a selection of unique products including Carnival costumes, objets d'art, accessories, Venetian masks, tapestries, and cushions, all interpreted by Antonia Sautter.
Nuova Venier glassworks was founded in 1973. It is located on the island of Murano and is a symbol of Venice's centuries-old glassmaking tradition.
Linea Murano Art is one of the oldest glass factories and galleries in Murano and the masterpieces it exhibits are individually chosen for their quality and verve; works by glass artists Loredano Rosin and Afro Celotto.
Vivarini’s glassworks was established in 1967. The aim of the company’s founding associates was to market Murano-made glass art and to give complete freedom to master glassmakers to express themselves fully, thereby transforming their showrooms, now famous around the world, into an international level gallery for glass art.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
The Merchant of Venice represents the Art of Perfumery of Venice. It draws attention to the everlasting role of the city as an essential force in the perfumery tradition throughout the world, and it is intended to highlight the tradition that made Italy, and particularly Venice, central to the history of perfumery. The Merchant of Venice is a luxury line that offers a large assortment of exclusive Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette, along with body care and household products and accessories. The Merchant Of Venice offers six fragrances in bottles specifically based on the designs of the ancient creations by the Master glass-blowers of Murano.
Dalla Lidia is known for the quality of its laces, which are all hand-embroidered, and for its wide selection of Burano lace. In the boutique, which is one of the oldest lace shops in Burano, it's possible to find all the linen for the house, from day time (tablecloths, centrepieces, runners, handkerchiefs, place-mats…) to night time. Guests can also visit and admire the museum, where a stunning collection of antique lace, starting from the 15th century is displayed.
Il Prato Venezia applies highly selective criteria to offer only the very best brands and most authentic products of Venetian and Italian artistic tradition. Il Prato’s clientele is characterized by refined tastes and high expectations. Il Prato Venezia searches for and sells only the most decorative complements for home and person. The unique articles represent the ultimate in Venetian craftsmanship and embody a distinctive blend of manufacturing skills, precious materials and refined design.
The Roberto Coin brand was launched in 1996 and had a strong and quick international success. Today it is one of most renowned international jewellery brands. Roberto Coin counts more than 1000 points of sale scattered worldwide, as a designer he is the credited author of many trends of the last decades and his jewels are considered a unique mix of imagination, creativity and aesthetic sensitivity, true works of art. Roberto Coin signs each one of his pieces with a small ruby casted inside the jewel, in direct contact with the skin of who wears it. This magical signature, surrounded by an antique halo of legend, represents the message of good wishes that Roberto Coin dedicates to his passionate clientele.
Salvadori’s company history does not limit itself to the magic world of jewellery, it grows together with another antique artisan tradition. It offers the most prestigious high-quality and world famous designer watch labels: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Panerai and Tudor.
Martina Vidal Venezia is a Home Linen Atelier created by Martina and her brother Sergio as a concept store where to transfer the experience, knowledge and skills of their ancestors and satisfy the needs of the most demanding customers. Originally created as small artisanal workshop, today the Atelier is located in a three-story building and the products on sale include accessories and linen not only for the house but also for persons.
Located in Piazza San Marco, the Correr Museum is the city's civic museum. The museum presents art, documents, artefacts, and maps that chart the history and daily life of Venice over the centuries. Of note is the collection of works by Antonio Canova, housed in the Napoleonic Wing of the Museum.
Peggy Guggenheim collection
One of Italy's most important museums for European and American art from the first half of the 20th century. The museum displays Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection of 20th century art, items from the G. Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden and temporary exhibitions.
Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art
Occurring every 2 years, the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art draws artists from all over the world. The largest part of the exhibition is displayed at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale.
Palazzo Fortuny Museum
This Gothic palazzo was formerly the photography, set design, textile-design and painting atelier of artist Mariano Fortuny. The building retains the rooms and structures created by Fortuny, together with tapestries and collections.
Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation
Renovated to designs by architect Tadao Ando, this former monumental port of Venice is now a centre for contemporary art. Punta della Dogana presents a permanent exhibition of works from the Francois Pinault Collection.
Piazza San Marco
Known as one of Europe's most famous drawing rooms, Piazza San Marco is renowned for its beauty and architectural integrity. Lining the square are historic cafés, shops, and some of Venice's most visited monuments - St Mark's Basilica, Bell & Watch Towers, Palazzo Ducale, the Correr Museum and the Marciana Library.
Former seat of the government and law courts, and residence of the Doge of Venice from the 9th century until the fall of the Serenissima Republic, Palazzo Ducale represents one of the greatest examples of Venetian Gothic architecture. Its richly decorated halls host important works of art, including paintings by Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese.
Santa Maria della Salute Church
A magnificent Venetian Baroque Church by Baldassare Longhena, built on more than 100,000 oak piles. The church captures the grandeur desired by the Serenissima Republic, and houses works by Titian and Tintoretto.
Palazzo Grassi presents temporary exhibitions, often based in whole or in part on the François Pinault Collection. The current exhibition, Mapping the Studio, brings together a selection of these works, rebuilding the course of each, from conception to the inner world of the artist, up to the integration with the private collection.
Rialto Bridge and Markets
Built between 1588 and 1591, the Rialto Bridge crosses the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice's shopping area. Jewellery and souvenir shops line the sides of this famous landmark, while nearby lies the picturesque Rialto fish and vegetable markets, selling fresh and locally-grown produce.