Aman Venice overlooks the Grand Canal and is located in the “sestiere” of San Polo, the smallest of the six districts of the city and one of the most authentic and historical, known for its magnificent private houses, churches and markets.
The 16th-century Palazzo, in which Aman Venice is housed, was built by architect Giacomo De Grigi, as commissioned by the Coccina family of Bergamo. In 1864 the brothers Nicolò and Angelo Papadopoli Aldobrandini purchased it. They entrusted the restoration of the “piano nobile” – the largest living area of the Palazzo – in pure Neo-Renaissance and Rococo style to Michelangelo Guggenheim, a leading designer of the Scuola Veneta d’Arte. The Papadopoli brothers also decided to buy the adjoining buildings to create two gardens, which today are amongst the rarest and most carefully tended private green areas of the city.
Aman Venice offers 24 rooms and suites. Each is different from the next. All feature a unique design, some with precious frescoes protected by the Belle Arti, stucco and details that reflect the splendour of art and architecture of past centuries, including some by the famed artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The Venetian style is in harmonious contrast with the furnishings and the contemporary design of Jean Michel Gathy, which reflect the aesthetic vision, minimalism and discreet luxury that characterise Aman around the world.
The Dining Area is on the piano nobile, the largest living area of the Palazzo and open to non-residents. It has three different rooms: the Ballroom, the Yellow Room and the Red Room. The renowned Italian Michelin Star Chef Davide Oldani mentors the Aman Kitchen team led by Executive Chef Akio Fujita. The Tiepolo Room and the Guarana Room on the fourth floor of the Palazzo can also be used for private dinners, cocktail parties and meetings. The Bar, which is reached through the Ballroom, offers a cosy atmosphere with views of the Grand Canal. The Garden Terrace, one of the two private gardens of the Palazzo, offers an oasis of serenity and is ideal for relaxing or dining al fresco in the warmer months.
Common areas such as Private Garden are accessible from the main gate from San Polo, it is one of the two delightful private gardens of Aman Venice and is open to non-residents. Talking about Roof Terrace is ideal for a pause in the early hours of the morning or at sunset. It is a corner of peace that offers a 360° view over the roofs of Venice and, on the clearest days, a view of the Alps.
The Library, which is on the fourth floor, features leather walls decorated with gold leaf. The library houses a precious collection of antique books and books on art, design and fashion with a contemporary edge and in line with the philosophy and style of Aman. Lastly, the Salon – a lounge area on the fourth floor of the Palazzo and characterised by very high ceilings, offers an aristocratic atmosphere for moments of timeless luxury.
The Spa, located on the third floor, is the sanctuary of wellness. Three spa suites, each with dressing room and bathroom, are the ideal place to unwind with both Aman as well as Italian Terme signature treatments. The Spa is open to non-residents.
The Gym, on the fourth floor of the Palazzo, offers facilities for Strength & Conditioning programmes and an area for weights and stretching. The gym offers a wonderful panoramic view over the roofs of the city. Personal training is also available.