Engage!17 Italy

Belmond Hotel CiprianiVenice, Italy

  • + Amazing location 5 minutes by boat from St. Marks Square
  • + Michelin-starred Oro restaurant, designed by Adam Tihany
  • + Olympic-size saltwater swimming pool overlooking St. Marks Square, deemed Best in Europe
  • + Perennial favorite on Travel & Leisure World's Best and Conde Nast Traveler Gold lists

The capital of the Veneto region of northern Italy, Venice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beloved cities in the world. The city itself is spread over 118 islands, all linked by a network of canals and waterways. The maze of streets on Venice’s main island hold architectural marvels galore, from the Byzantine-era Basilica San Marco to the 16th-century Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge crossing the Grand Canal. Neighboring islands hold treasures too, from the glass-making center of Murano to Guidecca Island, with its incomparable views of St. Marks Square from our host hotel, Belmond Hotel Cipriani. We encourage you to extend your stay for pre- or post-exploration of the Venice area and onward into Italy.

Our Host Resort

One of the most beloved hotels in the world, Belmond Hoptel Cipriani has been welcoming guests since 1958. The 95-room hotel is best known for its location, set on tip of Giudecca Island just across the water from St Mark’s Square. (The hotel’s private launch can get you there in four minutes.)  Despite its urban location, Cipriani has the feel of a resort, with an Olympic-size heated pool and red-clay tennis courts surrounded by Venetian gardens. Dining at the Adam Tihany-designed Oro is a must for fans of Michelin-star cooking, or go casual with sunset Belinnis (invented by the hotel’s founder, Guiseppe Cipriani) at Cip’s Club, which has unparalleled views of the Venice waterfront.

Our Destination

Europe’s favored locale for destination weddings, Venice is consistently named top travel destination in Italy, and one of the best of world. Centered around a lagoon off the Adriatic Sea in northern Italy, the city of Venice is a collection of small islands linked by a canals and bridges instead of roadways. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Grand Canal is bookended by two architectural treasures, the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica di San Marco, while the city’s narrow streets are home to tasty cafes, shops and neighborhood churches holding priceless works of art. We encourage you to spend extra time enjoying the city or using it as a gateway to explore northern Italy or the neighboring countries of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia.



Travel Info

  • Accommodations

    The host resort for Engage!17 Italy is the Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice. Special rates are offered for our attendees beginning from €300-€680 per night plus VAT inclusive of breakfast, depending on room or suite category (Regular rates at Cipriani start at €620-€2500 per night). Limited pre and post nights are available at the special rate, and we do encourage you to book as soon as you confirm your attendance in the event. **Please note Belmond Hotel Cipriani will not have enough rooms for all attendees, we will be offering comparable accommodations (and rates) within close proximity to the hotel.

  • Flight Assistance

    We have partnered with Harlan and Kara of The Travel Siblings, who are happy to assist with all of Engage! attendee travel booking arrangements, including room, air and ground transportation, for a nominal fee. They are a wonderful resource to ensure a smooth travel experience to and from the event. Contact information will be shared upon receipt of registration.

  • Transportation

    Transportation to Venice is not included in the registration fee of $3100. However, if you prefer to arrive in true Venetian style with a private boat transfer, a Belmond Hotel Cipriani representative will escort you from Marco Polo Airport to a private pier via shuttle bus. Arrangements must be made through Belmond Hotel Cipriani 48 hours in advance. Private transfers may also be made via water taxi from Santa Lucia Train Station, only 20 minutes away.

  • Extended Stay

    For those wishing to spend a few extra days experiencing the beauty and history of Venice, we encourage you to do so! The special room rates will be extended at Belmond Hotel Cipriani for a limited time.

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