Stay at the Aman Venice
Awake to the lilting song of a passing gondolier drifting upward from the Grand Canal below. Roll over and wonder at the intricacies of the 18th-Century bedroom ceiling fresco above your bed. Step onto the terrace and indulge in the flaky delight of a pasta con le mandorle – the first of many treats the day has ahead.If it wasn’t for the clever modern lightning system hidden amongst the frescos and reliefs by notable Venetian craftsmen – such as Sansovino and Tiepolo – you may think you’ve awoken in a former life as 16th Century Venetian royalty. A stay in the opulent environs of the Aman Venice has that effect.
The Aman is located in the Palazzo Papadopoli, one of the eight monumental palazzos on the Grand Canal. Despite being centrally located in the San Polo district, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge, the hotel still manages to feel hidden away. A water taxi from the airport should take around 25 minutes.
24 generously sized rooms and suites, most of which are one-bedroom and many of which overlook the Grand Canal. Each space cleverly blends state of the art technology with the unique existing architectural features. Those needing a little more space should opt for the fourth-floor Coccina Apartment, it has three bedrooms and a private elevator.
Who is it for
Couples willing to pay top price for the finest the city has to offer.
Amenities & Activities
Two recommended on-site restaurants with menus devised by Michelin-starred chef Davide Oldani. A garden terrace – something rare in Venice – ideal for al-fresco dining. A formal porta d’acqua allowing guests to arrive and depart by boat in style. Enough frescos and reliefs by notable Venetian artists to negate any other museum trips.