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20 of the Best Hotels near Venice's Grand Canal

Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal

The Grand Canal runs through the centre of Venice, and it is along its length that you’ll find some of the most breathtaking buildings and views of the city. So refining your accommodation search to the best hotels near Venice's Grand Canal will ensure a real Venetian experience. The Grand Canal is almost 4km long and runs in an s-shape through the city, both a thoroughfare and a living museum to this city’s grandeur. Choosing one of the best hotels near Venice's Grand Canal doesn’t just ensure your views, it’ll also make your life simple when it comes to getting around — you’ll find gondolas and water taxis right by your doorstep ready and waiting to ferry you to the various museums, galleries or restaurants. With a wide choice of hotels to select from, picking the best hotel on the canal for you can be a time-consuming task. With this in mind, our hotel experts have compiled a collection of their favourite properties on the Grand Canal. Whether you are in search of a converted Palazzo, a grand five-star, an apartment-hotel, or something that's offered at great rates — there is something to suit most tastes and budgets. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next break?

For a romantic hotel

Londra Palace

  • Or you might try the Hotel Londra Palace, which isn’t right on the canal, but it is right on the lagoon, which the canal opens onto. This is an elegant, luxurious mid-sized option with spectacular lagoon views and a fine collection of art and antiques.
  • Palazzetto Pisani is an exquisite jewel of a 16th-century house on the Grand Canal overlooking the Accademia Bridge and Santa Maria della Salute. Stylish, richly furnished, welcoming and extremely comfortable. Grand rooms with private balconies make this an alluring choice for couples.

For a boutique

Hotel Canal Grande

  • Hotel Canal Grande is an intimate four-star boutique hotel nestled in the ancient sestiere of Santa Croce. Refined and opulent suites are adorned with gold leaf, Murano glass and polished wood floors. A luxury choice with a beautiful terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.
  • Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal lies within a 17th-century aristocratic residence overlooking the Grand Canal. Rooms are dressed in royal teal with gold leaf finishes with velvet throws and period furniture. The best suites have Grand Canal views, as does the hotel restaurant. Another luxury choice.
  • Hotel Antiche Figure is a charming traditional property. Rooms are elegantly dressed and the best have canal views. Ideal for a real Venetian treat, within easy reach of the main sights.

For a five star

Palazzo Venart

  • Palazzo Venart is a five-star hotel occupying a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal. Restored frescoes and marble fireplaces adorn the building. Suites boast wooden floors, period furniture and hand-selected artworks; the best have Grand Canal views. Complete with a Michelin-starred restaurant, this is luxury defined.
  • Aman Venice is a smart hotel housed in a magnificent Rococo palace on the Grand Canal. Expect stacks of original features, from 18th-century frescoes to a 16th-century Sansovino fireplace; the best suites offer spectacular views of the canal. Renowned for its spa, this is a spoiling option.

For a city break

Palazzina G

  • If your tastes run to modern decor, then Palazzina G, designed by Philip Starke, will probably be more your style, with its 22 chic white rooms, suites and apartments and fashionable restaurant and bar.
  • The Palazzo Barbarigo is one of the smaller palazzo hotels, with just 18 rooms with sultry, art deco decor.
  • Hotel L'Orologio is situated right next to the Grand Canal and is only a short walk from some of the city's most famous sights. With designer rooms decorated in a typically Venetian style, this is a chic choice for a city break.
  • Or try the Centurion Palace a stunning, traditionally grand hotel with fabulous rooms and suites filled with modern art and a beautiful courtyard and restaurant terrace.

For a hideaway

Al Ponte Antico

  • Al Ponte Antico has just seven rooms, all with gold brocade walls and elegant detailing, it’s also got wonderful views, especially from its charming terrace.
  • GKK Exclusive Private Suites is located within a cosy interior passage and has only 6 rooms, making this ideal as a city hideaway. Set within a heritage building overlooking the Grand Canal, rooms are dressed in a modern Venetian style with patterned wallpaper and contemporary Italian furnishings.

For history buffs

Ca Maria Adele

  • Ca Maria Adele is a 12 room boutique hotel converted sympathetically from a 16th-century Palazzo, and then decorated with rich fabrics and clever design.

For families

San Cassiano

  • San Cassiano is an elegant, great value, canal-side B&B with lovely original interiors such as exposed beams and tapestries. Despite the smart interiors, there is a very family-friendly atmosphere.

For an apartment hotel

Palazzo Ca Nova

  • Palazzo Ca'Nova offers luxurious apartments set across three floors on the Grand Canal. Choose from the third-floor terrace apartment with views of the waters, the intimate second-floor apartment or the exclusive rooftop apartment with a private terrace. A unique Venetian hotel.

For a special occasion

Ca Sagredo

  • The Gritti Palace has been exquisitely converted from a 15th Century Doge’s Palace and has some of the most wonderful views in Venice, and its 82 rooms are some of Venice’s most opulent.
  • Or, for a more affordable palace stay, try the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, which is also magnificent and very luxurious.

For a B&B

Cima Rosa

  • Cima Rosa is a traditional 15th century Palazzo with wonderful views of the Grand Canal. Three elegant rooms offer a charming blend of antique furniture and contemporary features. A great base for a city break especially as the owners have lots of local knowledge.

For great value

Pensione Accademia

  • With prices starting from €129 per night (low season) you can stay at a charming, traditional, family-run hotel, the Pensione Accademia, which has typically Venetian accommodation and some rooms with balconies right over the canal.

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    • Hotel Londra Palace Venice 53 rooms from £534

      Writing a novel  -  Countless artists and authors have drawn inspiration from the hotel, including Tchaikovsky, who wrote his Fourth Symphony here
      Romantic Break  -  Sumptuous suites, spectacular views, chic dining and beds that are almost impossible to pull yourself out of
      City Style  -  Located on Promenade of Riva degli Schiavoni with Biedermeier style interiors and views of the Londra Palace
      Sights nearby  -  The famed Piazza San Marco is just around the corner, as is the Doge’s Palace
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel, Relais & Chateaux, Fodors

      140 years of history meets 21st century luxury. Large, comfortable rooms enjoy views of St. Mark’s Basin. Foodies can indulge in the fine dining menu whilst interior design lovers will appreciate the lavish, Venetian decor. Centrally located, St. Mark's Square is but a five minute walk away. See More

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    • Ca’ Sagredo Hotel Venice 42 rooms from £258

      Honeymoons  -  This hotel drips in splendour and opulent romance — think frescoed ballrooms, palatial suites, elegant drapes & orginal artwork
      Foodies  -  The trendy and effortlessly elegant L’Alcova restaurant serves up regional specialities with a modern twist
      Sights nearby  -  Nestled between Ca DOro and the Rialto Bridge you're not more than a short walk or boat ride to Venice's main attractions
      Local markets  -  The ancient Rialto Market happens just across from the hotel, a spectacle for all the senses and well worth a visit
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      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel, Fodors, Great Small Hotels

      Magnificent Venetian Palace right on the Grand Canal. Plush interiors and classic Venetian style welcome guests. L’Alcova Restaurant offers panoramic canal views, wine from various Italian regions and fantastic food. Impossibly romantic. See More

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    • Pensione Accademia Venice 27 rooms from £219

      Museums  -  Well positioned for the Accademia Gallery, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Punta della Dogana contemporary art space
      Hideaway  -  Set in the quiet residential area of the Dorsoduro quarter yet within close proximity to many sites — a quiet city hideaway
      Traditional  -  Rooms are typically Venetian in style with antiques and traditional terrazzo flooring
      Sights nearby  -  A 15 minute walk to St Mark's Square and the Fenice Opera House
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      A charming and traditional family-run hotel set on the Grand Canal. Typically Venetian rooms feature antiques and terrazzo flooring while some have private balconies with canal views. A romantic and warm atmosphere in true Venetian style. See More

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    • Ca Maria Adele Venice 12 rooms from £315

      City Style  -  Chic hotel with fantastic views of the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica in central Venice
      Romantic Break  -  Ornate kingsize beds and sumptuous fabrics throughout make this a romantic choice
      Great walks  -  Wander down to the island tip where Punta della Dogana hosts the stunning art collection of billionaire Francois Pinault
      Sights nearby  -  The hotel overlooks the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection

      16th-century palazzo, overlooking Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the Dorsoduro neighbourhood. The décor harks back to a bygone era of decadence and style. Think rich fabrics, bold wallpaper and quirky antiques. Choose one of the themed rooms for the best experience and fine lagoon views. See More

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    • Centurion Palace Venice 50 rooms from £349

      Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of the Dorsoduro district next to the Basilica of S. Maria della Salute and a number of museums
      Foodies  -  Refined contemporary Italian dishes at Antinoo’s Lounge & Restaurant are worthy of a stay alone
      City Style  -  A luxury five-star stay offering the best of both worlds in its design with the old and the new
      Contemporary  -  Contemporary interiors behind a Venetian Gothic facade!
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

      Stunning luxury hotel behind a classic Venetian facade perfectly situated on the Grand Canal. Fabulous rooms and suites filled with contemporary art, trendy designer furniture and clever lighting. Beautiful courtyard, restaurant with terrace, centrally located. Venice in style. See More

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    • Palazzo Barbarigo Venice 18 rooms from £265

      Local exploring  -  Set near the Rialto bridge and overlooking the Grand Canal this is a chic central pad to explore the city on foot from
      Romantic Break  -  Atmospheric rooms have a romantic air with feathered lampshades and smoky mirrors
      City Style  -  A glamorous stay mixing elegant traditional design mixed with 20s art deco
      Local markets  -  Sample local delicacies in the square market
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      Brooding Venetian romance right on the grand canal. Subtly lit rooms and suites blend boudoir with art deco; plush velvetine chaise longues, theatrical curtains and sumptuous beds. A sultry spot perfect for a couples' escape. See More

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    • Palazzina Grassi Venice 26 rooms from £308

      City Style  -  Designed by Philippe Stark this hotel is both elegant and chic yet with surprising design elements giving a sense of avant garde
      Local exploring  -  The location on the lagoon in the San Marco district means you are close to many major sites plus several restaurants
      Foodies  -  The very good PG’s restaurant offers Venetian cuisine with a contemporary flare
      Historic  -  Once a Roman spa, this grand 16th century building is packed full of history
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      Exclusive, fashionable and designed by Phillip Starke. A five-star hotel that attracts movers and shakers. The 16th-century facade opens onto stylish interiors that merge traditional and contemporary styles. This is worth the price tag with a fabulous Venetian restaurant and central location. See More

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    • Gritti Palace Venice 82 rooms from £1289

      Designer Shopping  -  Just minutes from Calle Larga XXII Marzo, Venice's premier luxury shopping street, packed with designer boutiques
      Honeymoons  -  Magnificant suites with hand-blown chandeliers, fine fabrics and balconies overlooking Santa Maria della Salute
      Museums  -  Directly opposite the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home to the famed Guggenheim Museum
      Literary  -  Hemingway and Somerset Maugham stayed here, amongst others.
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      Recommended by  -  Frommers, Fodors

      Former 15th Century Doge's palace turned beautiful hotel for all. Classically styled rooms have views to die for and spectacular marble bathrooms. Tradition and elegance meet at the fine dining restaurant, with seating over the main canal. A romantic hotel with a great location. See More

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    • Hotel Antiche Figure Venice 22 rooms from £183

      Families  -  Mini-apartments in the annexe around the corner can sleep up to four and have some self-catering facilities - ideal for families
      Short break  -  The proximity of the railway station, bus terminus and cruise ship port make this a great option for those on a multi-stop trip
      City Style  -  A traditionally styled Venetian property directly on the canal, offering plush decor and effortless elegance.
      Traditional  -  The décor is traditional Venetian with brocade-lined walls and rich colour schemes
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      A charming traditional property in a great canal-side location. Elegant rooms, the best of which boast canal views, feature large sash windows, chintz fabrics and chandeliers. An elegant breakfast room with an indulgent spread. Ideal for a real Venetian treat, within easy reach of the main sights. See More

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    • Palazzo Venart Venice (Santa Croce) 18 rooms from £448

      City Style  -  Having undergone an extensive restoration, this hotel boasts many original features of the 16th-century palazzo
      Romantic Break  -  The Grand Canal setting, cosy hotel bar and gourmet restaurant make this hotel the perfect romantic getaway
      Foodies  -  Foodies will swoon at the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, headed by chef Enrico Bartolini
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Basilica dei Frari, an imposing, Gothic-style church built in the 1330s
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      This five-star hotel occupies a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal. Restored frescoes and marble fireplaces adorn the building. Suites boast wooden floors, period furniture and hand-selected artworks; the best have Grand Canal views. Don't miss the Michelin-starred restaurant; luxury defined. See More

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    • Al Ponte Antico Venice 7 rooms from £282

      Traditional  -  A pastiche of Venetian style, both in the bedrooms (think lots of velvet and brocade) and in the central living room
      Local exploring  -  You can see the Grand Canal and Rialto bridge from the hotel itself - locations don't get much more central
      Families  -  With a laidback feel and several of the rooms accommodating upto four, this is well suited to families
      Full of character  -  The Louis XV-inspired décor is exuberant throughout - ideal for those who want an atmospheric stay
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      Venetian opulence on the Grand Canal - a 16th-century palace. Fabulous romantic rooms and suites have gold brocade walls and elegant beds, and are embellished by chandeliers and tapestries. Wonderful views over the canal from the terrace. A very Venetian choice. See More

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    • San Cassiano Venice 36 rooms from £180

      Local exploring  -  Offering a great location in the Sestiere of Santa Croce, facing the Canal Grande, right in front of the renowned Ca’ d’Oro
      Families  -  A family-friendly atmosphere, excellent rates and family rooms make this a great choice for those travelling with children
      Historic  -  A 14th century building once home to Venetian painter Giacomo Favretto
      Sights nearby  -  Set just a 15 minute walk from the renowned St Mark's Square
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      A beautiful canalside townhouse B&B. Elegantly Venetian with original interiors; wooden beams, oil paintings, tapestries, chandeliers and chintzy fabrics. With family rooms available and very attractive prices this is the perfect choice for a family holiday. See More

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    • Palazzetto Pisani Venice 26 rooms from £184

      Historic  -  The building dates back to the 16th century and is decorated in period style with family portraits, antiques, and rich fabrics
      Local exploring  -  Overlooking the Grand Canal and ideally located for sights across Accademia Bridge such as the Peggy Guggenheim Museum
      Families  -  Executive suites have two bedrooms and sleep up to four and children under 14 stay for free
      Romantic Break  -  Grand rooms with private balconies make for a romantic stay
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      An exquisite jewel of a 16th century house on the Grand Canal overlooking the Accademia Bridge and Santa Maria della Salute. Stylish, richly furnished, welcoming and extremely comfortable. A stylish bar and restaurant serves local cuisine. A chic choice. See More

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    • Palazzo Ca'nova Venice 3 rooms from £1250

      Hideaway  -  With an entire floor of the palazzo to yourself, there's no reason to leave this luxurious hideaway hotel
      Families  -  With large, spacious apartments, this hotel is perfect for families travelling with older children
      City Style  -  Sitting on the Grand Canal itself, this heritage hotel is oozing Venetian charm
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the magnificent Baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute, which sits opposite the hotel
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      This hotel offers luxurious apartments set across three floors of the Palazzo Ca'nova on the Grand Canal; choose from the third-floor terrace apartment with views of the waters, the intimate second-floor apartment or the exclusive rooftop apartment with a private terrace. A unique Venetian hotel. See More

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    • Cima Rosa Venice 6 rooms from £156

      Local exploring  -  Great location in the Santa Croce neighbourhood. Easy access to all of Venice's top attractions with a Vaporetta stop close by
      Owner managed  -  Owner managed & it shows. Attention to detail like pre-trip planning & a kitchen with a constant supply of cookies!
      Outstanding location  -  Located right on the Grand Canal with views from three of the six bedrooms
      Historic  -  A stunning 15th century palazzo conversion
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays, I Escape

      Traditional 15th century Palazzo with views of the Grand Canal. Three elegant rooms with a charming blend of antique furniture & contemporary features and a charming outdoor courtyard, perfect for evening drinks. A great base for a city break - owners have lots of local knowledge. See More

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    • Aman Venice Venice (San Polo) 24 rooms from £1098

      City Style  -  Housed in one of the eight grand palaces of Venice, you can't get more Venetian city style than this hotel
      Romantic Break  -  Couples will be bowled over by the original features in the suites and the romantic setting
      Local exploring  -  Sitting on the Grand Canal itself, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring
      Sights nearby  -  Take a private visit to the Doge’s Palace, a historic colonnaded masterpiece. Book through the hotel
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      This plush hotel is housed in a magnificent Rococco palace on the Grand Canal. Original features abound, from 18th-century frescoes to a 16th-century Sansovino fireplace; the best suites offer spectacular views of the canal. Dine at the gourmet restaurant before heading to the spa. Luxury defined. See More

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    • GKK Exclusive Private Suites Venice (San Polo) 6 rooms from £141

      Hideaway  -  Set within a cosy interior passage and with only 6 rooms, this B&B is a great hideaway hotel option
      City Style  -  With contemporary interiors inspired by Venetian style, this hotel makes a fashionable stay
      Romantic Break  -  Book the Grand Canal suite for romantic views over the canal from your own private terrace
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Santo Stefano church, an expansive, Gothic, 13th-century church known for its Renaissance paintings
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      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

      This cosy boutique hotel sits within a heritage building overlooking the Grand Canal. Rooms are dressed in a modern Venetian style, with patterned wallpaper and contemporary Italian furnishings. The most exclusive suites have a free-standing, designer bathtub and pretty private terrace. A chic stay. See More

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    • Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice (San Marco) 99 rooms from £344

      City Style  -  With a perfectly-pitched blend of modern and traditional interior design, this hotel has spot-on Venetian luxury style
      Local exploring  -  Sitting right opposite the islands of San Giorgio and Giudecca, this hotel is in a great location for sightseeing
      Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic, canal-side hotel restaurant and the luxurious suites
      Sights nearby  -  Take a boat across to San Giorgio Maggiore island, renowned for its Palladian church
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      This hotel sits within a 17th-century aristocratic residence overlooking the Grand Canal. Rooms are dressed in royal teal with gold leaf finishes; expect velvet throws, textured wallpaper and period furniture. The best suites have Grand Canal views, as does the hotel restaurant. A charming stay. See More

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    • Hotel L'Orologio Venice (30125 Sestriere San Polo) 43 rooms from £176

      Families  -  Extra beds and cots can be placed in the rooms while kids will feel right at home with their arrival 'welcome pack'
      City Style  -  Located right next to the Grand Canal in Venice, a perfect location from which to explore the city
      Local exploring  -  La Fenice, Piazza San Marco and Basilica San Marco are all located less than a mile away
      Sights nearby  -  Sights such as the Santa Maria Formosa Square and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are only a short distance away
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      Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

      Hotel L'Orologio, situated right next to the Grand Canal, is only a short walk from some of the city's most famous sights. The hotel has designer rooms decorated in typically Venetian materials and colours, and all rooms come with a private bathroom as well as a satellite TV. A chic city break. See More

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    • Hotel Canal Grande Venice (Campo San Simeone Grande) 15 rooms from £237

      Romantic Break  -  A romantic 4 star boutique, with pampering suites filled with opulent fabrics plus views over the Grand Canal
      Local exploring  -  Well placed to access the Rialto, St.Mark’s Square, and many of the city’s most renowned sites
      Hotel boats for hire  -  The hotel boasts its own private dock, so you can arrive directly by water taxi or gondola
      Traditional  -  An elegant palace decorated in the Rococo style, typical of 18th century Venice
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      An intimate four star boutique hotel nestled in the ancient sestiere of Santa Croce. The refined and opulent suites areadorned with gold leaf, Murano glass and polished wood floors - exuding a classic sense of luxury. Take breakfast on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Grand Canal. See More

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Monday, 14th November 2022