Published on June 23rd, 2013 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Aman Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
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.Guests usually arrive at the property by boat, docking at a landing that leads directly into the palazzo’s Reception Hall. 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. Accessed from the ballroom is the Bar which provides a cosy setting with canal views.
Fronting the Grand Canal is the Garden Terrace, one of very few private gardens on the canal. Mature trees and a quadrangle of verdant green grass provide the ideal setting for a relaxing hour or two, or an al fresco meal in the warmer months. Aman has a second hidden Private Garden with soaring trees that provides a serene setting for resort guests. It also provides walking access to San Polo. Aman offers a total of 24 accommodations with the majority being of unique layout and design. Many feature protected frescos and reliefs that reflect past periods of art and architecture. Furniture and furnishings throughout the accommodations are contemporary, yet of a simple aesthetic.