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HOTEL EXCELSIOR: luxury between the history of cinema and the romanticism of Venice

The Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort is the Myth of Venice Lido that will also host the Bull Days Serenissima

Hotel Excelsior is an oasis of peace and relaxation that comes to life in a fairy-tale five-star luxury palace. A luxurious and iconic resort, always loved and frequented by the international jet-set. Every year the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, transforms the rooms of the Excelsior into a film set. A legendary hotel that will also host the Bull Days Serenissima.

The red carpet destination of the Excelsior will bring Bull Days crews to immerse themselves in the multifaceted atmosphere of the Venice Lido. An oasis of tranquility and absolute glamour, an island with the flavor of Belle Époque.

A strip of land that divides the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. An idyllic place adored by poets and writers such as Thomas Mann and Lord Byron. The supercars of the Bull Days will cross landscapes with breathtaking views, among elegant Art Nouveau villas, long golden beaches and the changing colors of a rich and exciting ecosystem.

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THE EXCELSIOR: quintessence of the 7th Art

To host the luxury experience dedicated to the luxury brands, the prestigious Hotel Excelsior. A structure of great charm and Moorish architectural charm. Here contemporary luxuries sit harmoniously alongside the well-preserved splendor, with an awareness of its historical-artistic and touristic-social value.

The Venice Film Festival was based here during the first edition in 1932, which together with the opening of the summer venue of the Venice Casino, expanded the audience of the beautiful world orbiting in its halls already at the beginning of ‘900. The first edition of the festival was staged on the Tropicana terrace of the Excelsior.

A kermis entered in the chapters of the history of cinema, to which participated numerous Hollywood stars including Greta Garbo, Boris Karloff and Clark Gable.


Since then, movie stars, intellectuals, royalty, politicians and influential figures have stayed in the now famous resort on the Venetian Lido. Among them: Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Ingrid Bergman, Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Cardinale…

A hotel that is also a film set. In the spectacular Sala Stucchi you can still breathe in the magical atmosphere of Sergio Leone and the music of Ennio Morricone. In fact, scenes from the cult movie “Once Upon a Time in America” with Robert de Niro were filmed here.

The contemporary editions still see the traditional catwalk, at the arrival of the international stars, in the setting par excellence of the luxury Hotel Excelsior. Wonderful five-star accommodation that offers itself as a guest of the highest level for those who, getting off the boats, go towards the celebration of the cinematographic art.

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Among the Best International Hotels

The Excelsior, recognized as Best Beach Hotel at the Tatler Travel Awards 2021, offers a unique and exclusive luxury experience. The private beach equipped with elegant Cabanas, modern and striking cabanas with veranda. The sea view suites with ad hoc services such as the Suite Ambassador: a personal assistant completely dedicated to the guest.

The indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to ensure unforgettable emotions: the Elimar Beach Bar and Restaurant, the Tropicana Restaurant, the legendary Blue Bar, are the perfect places to enjoy fine food and wine experiences.

The relaxing heated swimming pool, the fitness center, the possibility of organizing unforgettable events, of practicing water sports, private helicopter flights, exclusive visits and excursions among the art and nature of the lagoon, make the Excelsior a point of reference for international hospitality.

A location of rare beauty, just minutes from Piazza San Marco.

Stefano Cigana