In this contemporary pied-à-terre on the Grand Canal in San Marco, get a taste of living like a local. Well, a local with a waterfront address and the means to hire Philippe Starck as interior designer. The historic three-story house is a classic 16th-century palazzo with arched windows and Juliette balconettes, but the interior design is entirely modern. Original elements such as restored marble columns and those timeless views remain, but with a 21st-century twist. The rooms are a balance of crisp whites and metal accents. The beds, dressed in white linens, have oversized mirrors as headboards, and the custom nightstand lamps have a simple black mask design, a nod to the famous Carnevale.
Pop down to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail at the tastefully styled PG restaurant, an open-kitchen format where the chef encourages interaction from diners.