Near St. Mark Square and just few minutes away from the most important museums and monuments of Venice, this 5 star hotel is the oldest Hotel in the city. In 1118 the Knights Templar stayed here on their way to the Holy Land. As far back as 1574, the chronicles mention the hotel by the name of Locanda della Luna (Moon Inn). In the 18th Century, the building was decorated with frescoes painted by artists from the School of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and now adorning the majestic Salone Marco Polo. A recent restoration, completed in 1992, has brought the building back to its original splendor. Elegant furnishings, original paintings, palatial trimmings, a refined exclusive service complement the aristocratic style of this luxurious property. Amenities include the Canova Restaurant featuring traditional dishes of the Veneto region and fine Italian cuisine, the Marco Polo lounge, the Caffe Baglioni overlooking a small canal and the Royal Gardens, a perfect setting for cocktail hour. 97 rooms, all beautifully decorated in Venetian-style with Fine drapery, silks adorning the walls and period furniture, and equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, safe box and mini bar.