Living the real Dolce Vita in Venice!
Edipo Re, the famous sailboat of Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini reconquers the lagoon, inviting the guests of Belmond Hotel Cipriani on a navigation experience. On board the 16 meter long sailboat where Maria Callas also spent happy days, you can admire the beauty of a territory that is yet to be unveiled. Pasolini first met Callas when she starred in his 1969 film, Medea, and it was aboard the boat Edipo Re that a profound and platonic love developed. Their liaison may be consigned to history, but the romance lives on. Today the boat is ideal for exploring the lagoon’s lesser known corners or enjoying a lunch, visiting the pristine shores of Pellestrina island.
The cruises on the Edipo Re boat belong to a long list of unique experiences offered by the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani. This year, the hotel that has always been a centre of the international jet set, celebrates 60 years with a calendar of events, surprises, and experiences worthy of its reputation. The story of this hotel began in 1956, when Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of the celebrated Harry’s Bar in Venice, decided to build a haven for jet-setting travellers close to St Mark’s Square, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city.