East of Venice Week

Jan 5-11, 2024 – Venice, Italy


Event:East of Venice
Dates:Jan 5-11, 2024
Location:Venice, Italy
Venue:The Gritty Palace Hotel Venice
Time:7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Participants:Individuals, partners, and groups.
Hosts:Andrew John Harrison & Victoria Dior Wang
Fee:$3,333 to $7,500


When you think of Venice, what comes to mind? Gondola rides along the Grand Canal? Luxuries tapestries? What about the food? Venice has a well-earned reputation as one of the most romantic cities on earth. There is no better place to explore the depths of sense and sensuality!

Part vacation, part seminar, your senses will open to connect with the Masters of Venice who left sculptures, paintings, and architecture for us to see, touch, and feel. From this sensory indulgence, you will learn the secrets of sensuality to expand your life, career, or business to a new level.

To do that means getting away from your regular everyday life to a venue and experience where you can literally touch, see, feel and be part of the extraordinary, where the cares of the world are a distant memory.

Venice is a deliciously familiar yet seemingly untouchable and magical world with an unparalleled legacy of monuments, traditions, and culture dating back more than 1600 years.

We will explore the city through the eyes of mystery, sensuality, expansion, and self-expression.

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on over 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal – lined with Renaissance and Gothic Palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Venice will always be spellbinding and mysterious. Time stands still. Experience history.

This Vacation-Seminar will prepare you for an incredible year ahead. I guarantee you will have the best time of your life exploring the various islands and integrating their lessons into your every day when you return home.

Together we will explore Venice on a journey like no other, with a week of immersion into the unique world city of power, ecstasy, art, beauty, and self-expression.

We will rise early and watch the sunrise over the Grand Canal as the mist rolls in and the water taxis begin their daily travels.

Travelers go to Paris to be immersed in glamour and to Rome for its history, but Venice’s Gritti Palace, a Venetian Gothic wonderland reflected in the shimmering waters of the Grand Canal, is all about romance.

As British writer W. Somerset Maugham observed in 1960, “There are few things in life more pleasant than to sit on the terrace of the Gritti when the sun about to set bathes in lovely color the Salute [basilica], which almost faces you.”

Palace Overview (Your Hotel)

The majestic Gritti Palace is where history and culture are met with renewed Venetian style. A place of exceptional art and elegance, the restored Gritti Palace retains its reassuringly intimate and familiar feel. The Gritti is known for impassioned service, a delectable culinary experience, and an intimate wellness haven. The reference point for the world’s elite at international city events such as the Biennale, Carnival, and the Venice Film Festival.

After a meticulous restoration, explore the hotel’s original wooden ceilings, original entrance flooring, dressing-table mirrors, and 18th-century wall lamps, hand-made in Murano, and more. The epitome of luxury, the Gritti Signature Suite Collection showcases the hotel’s rich historical past.