Hotel Cipriani shrine
It had never crossed my mind to visit this hotel, one of the swankiest in Venice and way out of my price range. But then I heard that they have a shrine...
The Hotel Cipriani is on Giudecca and was opened in 1958 by the owner of Harry's Bar. Its website has a "golden book" list of some of the royalty and celebrities who have stayed there.
At one time, this hotel had the only swimming pool in Venice, but I'm not sure if that's still the case. You can see the Cipriani pool from the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore; I've got a photo of that pool somewhere (taken with film).
So anyway, I walked in, found the shrine quickly and easily, took some photos, and left. It looked like a beautiful hotel, but I didn't really feel like exploring. Plus I wouldn't know what to say to George Clooney if I ran into him anyway. Very nice shrine though!