The history

A Liberty masterpiece just minutes from Venice

In the romantic ambiance of Lido di Venezia, the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria awaits with its extraordinary multi-colored mosaic facade, the largest in the continent, created and realized by the famous Bassanese sculptor, Luigi Fabris in 1913. A marvelous example of Liberty style, the hotel has its original furnishings created more than a century ago by the Milan-based designer, Eugenio Quarti, which were exhibited at the prestigious Salone dell’Arte in Paris.

An exclusive early 19th century residence

Inaugurated in 1907, the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria was the preferred spot for many travellers from Europe given its charm and its special privilege on the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, just a short distance from the beach. Closed during the war and reopened in 1920, it was one of the key players in the season of gold of the Lido di Venezia when guests danced the night away at its elegant club, the “Follies Dancing”……

Dining: modern comforts and antique splendor

The Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria has offered exceptional fine dining since 2007, which has raised the level of comfort. At the same time, the frescos and original decorations in the main rooms were restored to their original glory, once the spot for sumptuous private parties and now perfect for meetings, events and receptions.

More than a century of history: “Se i Muri Potessero Parlare”

For the recent renovation of the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria, the publication, “Se i Muri Potessero Parlare”, was released, which told the story of the exceptional Grand Hotel and its fascinating backdrop, Lido di Venezia, with many period photos, anecdotes and curiosities.

Download a brief excerpt of “Se i Muri Potessero Parlare”

For information or to request a copy of the publication, contact

Dear guest,
the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria will be closed until April 30th for renovation and transformation in 5-star.
It's going to be a radical and striking work with the goal to create an innovative hotel concept that offers distinctive and unforgettable experiences for the most demanding guests.

During our closing period you can book the Russo Palace Hotel at
We also inform you that the Lanna Gaia Rejuvenation Center will be open every day from 10.00am to 8.00pm

Come back soon to discover the news about the renovation of the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria.