It's not often you can say you've slept in the same room as Matt Damon or sipped a cocktail (La Nina's Passion) invented by George Clooney...
But while the Cipriani has welcomed its fair share of A-list clientele, it also rolls out the red carpet for couples celebrating their anniversary, honeymooners and boyfriends popping the question - there were two proposals during our two-night stay alone! And with romance oozing from every Murano-glass chandelier, it's easy to see why.
The hotel is located on Giudecca Island, over the water from the main bustle of Venice - just wait until you see the view over the lagoon (left). Take a trip across the water and explore the famous canals, then for the perfect end to a romantic day, have dinner at Cip's Club on the terrace.
WOW FACTOR: Whizzing to St Mark's Square in the hotel's private launch. You'll feel like a celebrity, so don't forget your shades.
FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours
WHEN TO GO: Spring, Summer