Exquisite 16th Century Palazzo on the Grand Canal
Calle Tiepolo Baiamonte 30125 Venezia Italy
Overview & highlights
The palazzo in which Aman is housed, Palazzo Papadopoli, was built in the 16th century by the architect Gian Giacomo dé Grigi, as commissioned by the Coccina family of Bergamo. At the beginning of the 19th century, the property was bought by two brothers, Nicolò and Angelo Papadopoli Aldobrandini. They entrusted the internal decoration of the piano nobile – the main living area of the palazzo, to Michelangelo Guggenheim, a leading exponent of the Neo-Renaissance and Rococo styles. He reinvented the space, turning the palazzo into one of the most significant examples of these styles in Venice. The brothers also bought two adjacent buildings which they razed in order to build two gardens creating a relaxing oasis – very unusual features in Venice.
Arrive at the property by boat, docking at a landing that leads directly into the palazzo’s Reception Hall. With its soaring ceilings and historic frescos and reliefs, the hall provides a sense of bygone luxury, as well as direct access to the resort’s private gardens and a small Boutique specialising in Venetian glassware.
A sweeping staircase rises through two levels to arrive at the reception area for the Dining Room, which overlooks the Grand Canal and serves Italian and Asian cuisines. The main dining area is housed in the ballroom – a gilded room decorated with mirrors, frescos and the original chandeliers. The Yellow Dining Room and the Red Dining Room lie adjacent to the ballroom, with views over the Grand Canal and the resort’s Garden Terrace respectively. Accessed from the ballroom is the Bar which provides a cozy setting with canal views.
The palazzo is lined with original frescos, priceless artworks and an atmosphere of historical and contemporary pure luxury that is set amidst its 24 suites. The Aman Canal Grande Venice experience is one of pure elevated luxury.
Overlooking the Grand Canal from San Polo, one of the oldest districts in the centre of Venice, Aman is situated within walking distance of the Rialto Bridge, the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto (according to legend the oldest in the city) and the Campo San Polo, amongst many other sites.