Free time is often filled these days with the buzz of TVs, the Internet, smartphones, tablets and video games, and many of the joys of life seem to have been swept under the rug. Whether intentional or not, Palladio Hotel & Spa by the Bauer Hotel group is combating the current focus on tech entertainment by offering its guests a reason to get outdoors this summer.
With beautiful open spaces and a collection of engaging activities, Palladio Hotel & Spa in Venice a great destination for those looking to break away from gadgets for a while and enjoy nature. The property's four spacious gardens allow guests to bask in the warm Mediterranean weather while taking in the vibrant blooms and inspiring landscaping. Al-fresco-style picnic baskets are also available to fully enjoy these Italian-English gardens filled with seasonal foliage of tulips and narcissuses to climbing white roses and lilacs.
Beyond exploring the immediate scenery and picnicking, the gardens will also feature outdoor film screenings of classic films from around the world. For those who want to undertake a truly blissful experience in this remarkable setting, garden massages are available in a linen tent underneath Venice's oldest magnolia tree.
Conversely, guests looking to burn energy through outdoor activities have a number of options available that can be done with friends and family. Some of the activities include gondola lessons, rowing, exploring Venetian islands and taking private boats through the water surrounding Giudecca Island.
Matching the property's exteriors, the accommodations are just as impressive with various European décor and breathtaking views. The aesthetics are both elegant and charming, with a number of the rooms coming with Italian marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs and balconies overlooking the lagoon and St. Mark's Square.
Showing off its colors through its beautiful fauna and flora, Palladio Hotel & Spa makes for a great European getaway back to nature and away from our favorite tech toys.