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Atelier Marega: the story of a craftsman and his passion

The Venice Carnival is an unmissable event and so awaited that literally plunges all into the 18th Century Venice. Corte di Gabriela always lets its guests to fully experience the magic of this kind of event offering at their arrival a venetian traditional mask, skilfully created by one of the most historic ateliers of the […]

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The high tide in Venice

The tide in Venice is measured and predicted on the historic zero of the city. The illustrations indicate a tide level that can affect the walkable ground of three reference areas. For example: because the Piazza San Marco, one of the lowest points in the city, begins to flood, it takes a tide of over […]

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Summer in Venice

Visiting Venice during summer means being able to enjoy the long sunny days spent outdoor in a whirlwind of colors and savoring enchanting sunsets over the Venetian lagoon. But nothing prevents you from taking a little break to relax at the Lido’s beach, the strip of sand that separates the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea […]

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Legends and ghosts of Venice

Venice, a city that makes you enjoy its cultural variety by day, turns into a unique environment at night. The hordes of tourists dissolve like a soap bubble, the ancient buildings are reflected on the canals and walking through the streets you can hear only the ticking of your steps illuminated by the moonlight. The […]

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Naval art returns home

Venice returns to host an international event dedicated to boating whose exhibition venue will be the Arsenale, which represents the military power of the Serenissima, the heart of the naval industry, which over the years has symbolized the western defense of our culture and Europe. A unique historical context, with a water basin of 50.000 square […]

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A secret and unusual Venice

Throughout the world, Venice is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with gondolas slowly gliding over the canals, the Rialto bridge with its shops and St. Mark’s Square dominated by the bell tower and the famous Basilica. Wonders that make every stay in Venice unforgettable! Escape from the chaos of […]

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Masked holidays for the Venice Carnival

It is one of the most famous Carnivals in Europe and is known all over the world. Venice Carnival wraps you in the splendor of costumes and sparkling masks. Immerse yourself in the Venice Carnival and experience in first person one of the most representative events of this magical city. Numerous initiatives and events are held in […]

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Tintoretto Venice

Venice celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian painter Tintoretto. For this special occasion from September 7th 2018 to January 6th 2019 the Doge’s Palace presents various paintings and drawings by Tintoretto retracing the artistic career of one of the giant of sixteenth-century European painting. The itinerary in the Doge’s Apartment will also show during the exhibition thanks […]

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The suite next door

The constant search for refined and elegant hospitality, which has always pushed Hotel Corte di Gabriela to do its utmost to welcome guests from all over the world has made one more time breach. We are glad to disclose you the latest news from Hotel Corte di Gabriela: the Deluxe Suite. Our new Deluxe Suite of […]

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When the priority is the well-being of the guest

Hotel Corte di Gabriela has demonstrated over the years attention to every need of travelers, taking care of all the details to make their stay special and unforgettable. In the wake of this continuous search for excellence, we are pleased to share with you one of our strengths on which we place our special attention: […]

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Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale of Venice 2018 “Freespace”

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition focuses on the question of space, the quality off space, open and free space.” – says Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale – “that can be generated when the project is inspired by generosity.” A continuous interpretation of space in all its forms that give life to a set of […]

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Yummy honey cake with yogurt and fruit

This recipe is a favorite of Gian Luca, the owner of Corte the Gabriela. A combination of smells, colors and flavors that we love to share with our guests. As you know, in our boutique hotel in Venice, we take breakfast really seriously. The honey cake with yogurt and fruit is one of the delicacies waiting for […]

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Hospitality of Corte di Gabriela is special: recognised by the greatest partners

The biggest satisfaction, for us who are in the accommodation field, is to receive good reviews and appreciation from people choosing to stay by us. For a brief romantic getaway or a longer stay, the warm welcome you can breathe at Corte di Gabriela is equally special. This is because every day we take care of […]

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Uniqueness of your home, exclusivity of a boutique hotel

Corte di Gabriela, before turning into a particular boutique hotel, has been for a long time the home of a wealthy family of Venetian lawyers. Innumerous moments of life, pieces of stories mingling, the past and the present: you could breathe this atmosphere at the time we purchased the building. We decided to keep that atmosphere […]

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Corte di Gabriela in the kitchen: creamy apple pie

What is better than a pie with a steaming mug of tea to have a snack during winter afternoons? A creamy pie! Especially if it is made with apple, the fruit doing its best in this season. At Hotel Corte di Gabriela we revisited the tradition recipe to put a personal touch, as in everything we do. […]

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Masked balls and events in costumes: all the magic of Venice Carnival

The Carnival in our city is a serious thing, not just a party or an annual parade. Much more than this: it is pure magic. Two weeks which inaugurate the whole year with a leitmotif, unique and mysterious at the same time: the mask. The disguise, an ancient symbol with ambivalent meaning: people hide behind a costume or […]

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VizioVirtù and Corte di Gabriela: combination of authenticity and taste

It is getting harder to find someone on our wavelength, someone caring about authenticity, taste and real welcoming as its core values.We have done it: in VizioVirtù, artisanal chocolate shop, we found an ideal partner, to share common projects and sweet moments. Their adventure started in 2005, when they opened their first artisanal workshop: a magic place able to cater for […]

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Yummy recipes: pear strudel with chocolate chips

Among the most delightful variations of the winter dessert par excellence, there is one we would like to share with you today: the pear and chocolate strudel. The classic version with apples is anything but outdated and indeed, always delightful. However, at Hotel Corte di Gabriela we always like to put our creative touch in everything we […]

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From head to toes

Anybody who knows Venice, knows that it is possible to visit it when it rains, as well as those who visit the desert expect to find the sand: it’s something that you can’t avoid! In addition to wonderful views, bridges and crafted chests, the rain is almost a constant in Venice. This city, unique in […]

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Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

Open until December 3, 2017, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is Damien Hirst’s colossal exhibit that was curated by Elena Geuna in Venice’s Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. This is the first time that both exhibition spaces jointly host the works of one living artist. The British sculptor has been working at this exhibition for ten years. The event had […]

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How to make our crepes

One might assume that making French crepes is as easy as pie. Eggs, flour, butter, milk, throw it all into a pan and… all set! Maybe. But how much of each ingredient? How thick the crepe? What about the cooking time? And sugar – do we have to add sugar? As a matter of fact, the above are […]

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Venice Exhibitions: what a cool summer

Those who says Venice in summer has nothing to offer do not really know our city. As every year, this summer Venice shows that it has a lot to give to art and photography lovers. Picasso and Warhol, Gaetano Pesce and Boetti: international and Italian masters enlighten the main museums of Venice. In my opinion, it feels like […]

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Biennale Arte in Venice: “Dialogue” is the theme of the 57th edition

The 57th International Art Exhibition, best known as Biennale and titled Viva Arte Viva (literally: Long Live Art Alive) will take place in Venice from Saturday 13 May to Sunday 26 November 2017. As president Paolo Baratta and curator Christine Macel explain, the title echoes the theme of this year’s exhibition, i.e. Dialogue: the path on which the exhibit unfolds suggests […]

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Among the many museums and attractions of Venice, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of our favorite places. It is a special place, where you can perceive an atmosphere different from the rest of Venice. Perhaps because Venice is a city full of history, while the Guggenheim Collection has a profoundly modern soul. Just like Corte di Gabriela, which […]

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Venice Carnival: every year a different adventure

“Every man lies, but give him a mask and he will be sincere”, said Oscar Wilde. Wearing a mask, for a night or for a whole day, is a freedom act, not just a game. In Venice, home to the largest Carnival in Italy, we know this: there is nothing more intriguing and fascinating than masks […]

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Corte di Gabriela topped the TripAdvisor rankings thanks to your reviews

2017 opens for Corte di Gabriela Hotel with excellent news. In fact, we feature in 3 of the Italy Hotels Top 25 based on TripAdvisor reviews: Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Italy Top 25 Small Hotels in Italy Top 25 Hotels for Service in Italy. These awards make us very proud, since they are […]

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One day in Murano: the glass blown country

Nobody leaves Venice without a blown glass souvenir. Children go crazy for tiny animal families: cats, dogs, giraffes, birds, and adults love to take home sparkling ornaments, such as decorative jars or a good omen object, like the elephant with raised trunk. The blown glass has a charm all its own, almost magical. That transparency, those […]

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We love the water, we love our planet

Installing solar or photovoltaic panels on the buildings in Venice is prohibited. Really a pity, because if it were possible, we would probably have done that, too. In fact, when we decided to convert the antique building that hosts the Corte di Gabriela Hotel, we have voluntarily chosen to do our utmost to affect the minimum on […]

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Regata Storica is waiting for you

The first Sunday of September is special day for Venetians. The Historical Regatta is more than a tourist attraction; it defines the venetian way of life and it’s probably one of the most important event for every person that live here. From the banks and private homes, all eyes are focused on the Grand Canal, […]

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Breakfast at Corte di Gabriela

It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I can not be sure that it really is, I’m not a nutritionist, but it certainly is the meal that makes you happier. There’s no doubt about it. At Corte di Gabriela we try to make sure that having a breakfast […]

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Festa del Redentore in Venice

Once upon a time there was the plague. The plague invaded Venice and gave no truce to the local population. It was 1577 and the Venetian Senate, not knowing how to solve the problem and fight the plague back, decided just to pray the Redeemer himself: if the plague had been eradicated, Venice would have […]

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The History of Hotel Corte di Gabriela

The history of the building that houses Corte di Gabriela is like Venice; it is complex, layered and fascinating. Three interventions were needed at three different times to make the structure as we see it now. Approaching from the outside, even timidly, it is easy to notice that the facade is composed of materials and […]

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