Venice, having developed amid the lagoons looking out over the Adriatic and having always traded with the eastern Mediterranean, based its commercial strength and military security on the power of its fleet.
Wooden boats, albeit with different features, have always been the main means of transporting people and property in Venice.

The Santa Croce Hotel has returned to this theme, so redolent of Venetian history, by offering guests the opportunity to stay in appropriately nautical, “floating” accommodation that has been painstakingly reconstructed and allows you to engage with the sailing tradition – another crucial part of the city’s past.