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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!

Cipriani

Hotel Cipriani


Hotel Cipriani

Our Lady is trampling a serpent~

Hotel Cipriani

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Comments (5)

Oh, that's too cool! Another entry into my notebook of 'things you'd better go see', thanks.

Yvonne

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, that is a very beautiful shrine. I really love the colors of the bricks and even the flowers are on the same color theme. Very cool.

I don't know that I would know what to say to George either. But it would be a lot of fun crashing into him though. :) I notice that his Purpleness isn't on that Golden book list.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Nice find! Hmm...George Clooney. Now there's a great mind photo. Thanks.

sandrac:

Interesting shrine -- I would hate to tred on a snake in my bare feet. But perhaps the Madonna will be merciful and let it off with a warning!

Cool shrine photos! I think I have a shot of that pool also! I need to go and look. I didn't know at the time where the Hotel Cipriani was located. I would take my chances running into George even if I wouldn't know what to say :)

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