Aman Canal Grande Venice
Calle Tiepolo Baiamonte, 1364, Palazzo Papadopoli, 30125 Sestiere San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy
| +39 041 270 7333
Photo courtesy of Aman Canal Grande
Aman Canal GrandeFew entrances are more quintessentially Venetian than the one made gliding up in a sleek boat to the private jetty of the Aman Canal Grande, a waterfront palazzo in the San Polo district. Steeped in history, the mansion was built in 1550 for a wealthy seafaring and trading family. This grand estate has played host to several families over the centuries, all with a keen interest in art, architecture, and the preservation of this classic Venetian home. In the early 1700s, an avid art-collecting family hired artist Giambattista Tiepolo to paint the bold frescoes that still adorn several rooms today. In the mid-1800s, designer Michelangelo Guggenheim was brought on to reimagine the main floor in the Neo-Renaissance and Rococo style as an elegant salon for entertaining high Venetian society.
Elegant, timeless, and with an enviable waterfront perch and private gardens, Aman Canal Grande continues to impress.
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over 4 years ago
Dine At A Count's Mansion
Dinner at Aman Canal Grande isn't just a meal - it's an experience. The hotel, one of the most luxurious in the world, is actually a Count's mansion, which has been converted into a hotel. No wonder the opulent dining room is lined with gorgeous frescoes and ornate chandeliers (see photo). We asked for a table by the window and spent the evening watching gondolas float past on the Grand Canal. The menu features a number of rustic Italian delicacies - we loved the fried mussels and fennel and orange salad. Make sure you try the in-house smoked salmon and freshly-baked breads too. The dining rooms at Aman Canal Grande are perfect if you're in an indulgent mood or celebrating a special occasion in Venice.