Lot 55: Unlocking Venetian Craft


Auction Ended

Overlooking the Grand Canal with breathtaking views of Santa Maria della Salute Basilica and Punta della Dogana, The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, boasts one of the most enthralling prospects of the lagoon.

The Gritti Palace owes much to Venice’s artisans for their extraordinary work restoring the Hotel to its present glory and wishes to honour these current guardians of ancient crafts with new guest experiences – see the hotel concierge to visit Textile Weaving, Goldbeating, Gondola Oar and Rowlock Sculpting; or to enrol in Mosaic Making and Bookbinding craft workshops.

The Gritti Palace is delighted to offer for two persons:

Two-night stay in a Patron Canal Suite

Daily Breakfast

Access to Artisan guest experiences – visits and workshops*

For enquiries contact: grittipalace@luxurycollection.com

Terms & Conditions

*There may be additional charges for selected experiences, which are subject to availability. Duration of Visits to selected artisans is up to 40 minutes and duration of Craft Workshops is up to 2 hours. Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to the arrival date for guestrooms and 14 days prior to the arrival date for suites. Experiences must be booked 72 hours in advance. Offer valid from until 30th November 2023 and is subject to availability.


Experience Estimated Retail Value: £16,000

Donated by The Gritti Palace, Venice

To continue bidding on the 10th November until 22:00 please call +44 (0) 20 30924643.

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