Exactly! This historical place in Venice was switch to the hotel specially for the of the movie ” The Tourist” by its producers, with the cast played Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

This venue is also available for different kind of events as wedding, presentation and fashion show.

The Tourist is a 2010 American romantic thriller film co-written and directed by Florian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck. It is a remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer. GK Films financed and produced the film, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions releasing it in most countries through Columbia Pictures. The $100 million budget film went on to gross $278 million at the worldwide box office.

Despite negative reception from the critics, the film was nominated for three Golden Globes, with a debate arising over the question as to whether it was a comedy or a drama. Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck repeatedly stated it was neither genre, calling it “a travel romance with thriller elements,” but that if he had to choose between the two, he would choose comedy.

The Palace, built in the second half of the XV century, ever since the property of the Pisani family, is located in one of the most attractive points of the Grand Canal half way between the Rialto Bridge and Ca ‘ Foscari.

Erected in a Gothic Floral style, it underwent several expansions and restorations began in the early XVI century and finished in the mid XVIII century when the last important works, which gave it its present day appearance, were completed. The architectural grandeur of the façade is due to the splendid Gothic mullioned windows of the two main floors. The rich baroque decoration inside is the work of the most outstanding Venetian artists of the XVIII century such as Giambattista Tiepolo, Jacopo Guarana, Gaspare Diziani and Giuseppe Angeli. The magnificent double-ramp staircase leading to the top floor of the Palace also belongs to the Baroque period and was built to replace the ancient Gothic exterior staircase.

Thanks to the restoration of the end of the XX century, to the reestablishment of its artistic collections and to the recovery of the ancient original furniture, Palazzo Pisani Moretta – Abandoned for many reasons at the end of XIX century – has regained some of the splendor that was the object of admiration from famous visitors including Tsar Paul of Russia, Josephine Buonaparte and Joseph II of Austria to famous personalities of the music, the cinema and the international jet set of the present day.

Source: Photocourtesy of Palazzo Pisano Moretta

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