Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Location

Venice
Italy
45° 25' 37.128" N, 12° 20' 28.464" E
IT
General info: 

It’s not a wonder why one of the world’s most picturesque tourist destinations Venice has been chosen as the setting for several Bond films. Films such as Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, and Moonraker, had all major scenes shot in Venice.

During filming of Casino Royale Daniel Graig stayed in Hotel Cipriani in a private location on an island opposite St. Mark's Square. The hotel is also featured in the movie Casino Royale when Bond moors his yacht at Hotel Cipriani while making plans with Vespa to get supplies before their escape. A fast-paced chase leads the pair all through the city, into disused buildings and into the waters of Venice.

The filming locations were scattered around Venice and to see them all, the Cipriani hotel offers its guests a half-day film tour to sites throughout the city where the Bond films - and so many others - were shot.

Getting there: 

If you have a room booked from the Hotel Capriani, their complimentary 24-hour boat service whisks you to and from Piazzetta San Marco.

If not, you can just stroll around the Venice locations on your own.

Costs: 

Doubles in Hotel Cipriani from 660€/night.

Interesting places nearby

The greatest landmark of Rome, Colosseum, stands in the center of the city, defying the earthquakes, fires and thieves that tried to desecrate its structure.

Palatino is one of the 7 hills of Rome and is considered to be the part where the original Rome was founded.

Contrary to popular belief, the St. Peter’s Basilica isn’t the mother church of the Catholic Church nor is it the residence of the bishop of Rome. However, this building is probably the most famous church in the world.

Vatican Museums are a part of Pope’s official residence, the Papal Palace. With more than 1,400 rooms, the Vatican Museums are one of the most important cultural institutions in the world.

On over 80 hectares in the heart of Rome stretches an English-type garden, named the Villa Borghese. It was made in 17th century, when Cardinal Scipione Borghese decided to turn his vineyard into a large landscape garden.

Pantheon is one of the best-preserved of all Roman buildings. It was completed around 14AD and has been in continuous use ever since which is probably why it is still in a very good shape.