ORSI, Tranquillo
(b. 1771, Venezia, d. 1845, Venezia)

Palazzo Dandolo (Hotel Danieli): Interior

Riva dei Schiavoni, Venice

The Palazzo Dandolo was built in the 14th century in Gothic style. In 1822 the palace was purchased by Giuseppe dal Niel, known as Danieli, who transformed it into what is today considered one of the most prestigious hotels in the city, the Hotel Danieli. The interior of the hotel was decorated in neo-medieval style by Tranquillo Orsi.

The tall atrium has a remarkable great gilt staircase which, together with the galleries with their Moorish arcades and the oriental-style pillars become a nostalgic icon of a Venice which is the destination of increasing international tourism.