One of the historical pillars of the city of Venice this year turns 200 years old, we are talking about the Hotel Danieli, its splendid structure can be admired in Riva degli Schiavoni overlooking the San Marco Basin, it is located a few minutes away from Piazza San Marco and over the years it has hosted numerous poets and sopranos including Gabriele D’Annunzio and Maria Callas.
The history of Hotel Danieli begins in 1822 when the entrepreneur Giuseppe Dal Niel, who at the time did not know how to read or write, signed the purchase contract for the second floor of Ca ‘Dandolo with a cross and converted it into a hotel.
So sumptuous and beautiful, the Hotel was called “Hotel Reale” but as it happened for other historical places including the Florian café, it ended up taking the name of its owner. Giuseppe Da Niel died in 1840, so his heirs signed a mortgage to also buy the first floor of the building which over the years grew more and more and also incorporated the adjacent building, the new house.
The oldest hotel in the whole of the Serenissima, to celebrate the two centuries of opening decides to tell its story in four events between January and February in which you can admire all the splendid rooms and halls that make it one of the most precious jewels of Venice.