The Metropole Hotel embodies more than any other place in Venice its charming history made of mysterious legends, merchants, saints, adventurers and many precious treasures.
The Hotel is located in an ancient palace on the Riva degli Schiavoni, where among ancient objects, silks and incense you can still breathe its legendary past: from the 1500s part of the important Hospital Institute for the Infancy Santa Maria della Pietà, in whose chapel Vivaldi has composed the famous Four Seasons, it then became a luxury hotel in the nineteenth century where Thomas Mann wrote Death in Venice and Sigmund Freud stayed for long periods, until the Second World War when it was occupied as a military hospital.
The MET Restaurant & Rose Room (temporarily closed) was born from the encounter between the Metropole Hotel owner, Gloria Beggiato, a person of rare artistic sensibility, and Silvia Bisconti creative soul of the fashion brand Raptus & Rose. A boho-chic paradise made of flavors, scents and colors where every detail is studied with manic care and sartorial art.
A more intimate space within the restaurant, the Rose Room by Raptus & Rose is characterized by grey, pink and fuchsia hues with precious silk hand-made fabrics and brocades personally selected by Silvia Bisconti during her trips to India. Two niches in the wall host scenic sculptures by Raptus & Rose that are adorned with elegant African paper fabric hats and vintage earrings.
The Rose Room offers a special menu designed to enjoy cocktails followed by a light dinner, also perfect for a late aperitif. Its light cuisine is inspired by nature and characterized by colorful decorations: leaves, flowers and berries.
The cuisine of the restaurant is inspired by seasonal Venetian flavors with particular attention to the excellence of the raw material. Among the proposals: spaghetti alla chitarra with herbs, caviar and smoke; roast piglet with potatoes, herbs and aromatic emulsion of green apple and spicy mustard, but also an excellent vegetarian menu that plays with spicy flavors.
Every detail of the restaurant is a work of art; from the Raptus & Rose kimonos used as paintings and abatjours to the Seguso glass lights hand-blown in Murano, from the reclaimed wooden table made with the Lagoon’s mooring posts to the brass handles and decorations hand-made by Fonderia Valese, whilst the walls are painted with floral decorations inspired by the Garden of Eden created by two Murano artists, Gina Schiavon and Paolo Lunetta.
The liaison between food and fashion is renowned at every change of menu, when the Raptus & Rose Pop Up Store is set up in a suite of the Metropole Hotel, an unmissable appointment for the fashionistas.
The Metropole Hotel houses more than 2,000 important antiques, including unique collections of trunks and suitcases, fans, business card holders, Belle Époque evening bags, toiletries, corkscrews, crucifixes, and headboards; each collection housed at a different level of the building. The Metropole is not just a hotel, yet a real museum, all to be discovered.