It is a tribute to 4 female figures of the past – symbols of liberation, wisdom and courage – the new prestigious residential complex EMPRESS THEODORA APARTMENTS, located next to the entrance of Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, an iconic 5-star boutique hotel and member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ that offers an upscale selection of 17 luxury rooms and suites in the heart of Sestiere Santa Croce. The 4 new exclusive apartments are an ideal solution for short stays, medium-to long periods and family or small-group vacations among the calli of an authentic Venice, off the classic tourist routes.
The elegant, finely restored rooms pay homage to Marietta Barovier, a pioneer of glass art, the sophisticated literary icon Giustina Renier Michiel, William Shakespeare’s famous character Portia, and the empress Theodora, wife and witty advisor to Justinian – all charismatic and extremely intelligent personalities who revolutionized the role of women in the societies of their time.
Furnishings and decorative style are exquisite and rich, loosely inspired by Byzantine art and the refined elements of Moorish architecture: a triumph of gold, glass mosaic work, rare marble, exquisite silk threads, and exotic ogival windows adorned with mashrabiyas featuring carved wood latticework.
These one or two level apartments all overlook the pleasant stillness of the inner courtyard and are comfortable and functional, with innovative home automation systems.