Bauer Palazzo hotel terrace, Venice

Enjoy a decadent break in Venice – the Bauer Palazzo is situated alongside the Rio de S. Moise canal in the heart of the city, ideal for sightseeing. Also included is a buffet breakfast at Venice’s highest panoramic lounge, Settimo Cielo (which translates as seventh heaven).

Follow in the footsteps of Lord Byron as you take in the timeless beauty and architectural magnificence of Venice. 

Explore the waterways in a gondola or admire stunning artworks by Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Afterwards treat yourself to hot chocolate in Caffe Florian – Venice’s oldest cafe – once frequented by Casanova himself.

With so much for your senses to take in, it is little wonder Truman Capote said: ‘Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go’.

While staying in this magical city, Bianca Arrivabene, the Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Italy, will welcome you to her home, Palazzo Papadopoli - now the Aman Canal Grande.

You will be guided through the wonders of the Palazzo and enjoy drinks in the private area where the family reside.  

Terms and conditions


This prize excludes all weekends during high season (May, June, September, October) and Carnival season. Biennale of Architecture Vernissage and Venice Film Festival are also excluded (last week of May and first week of September). Also excludes New Year’s Eve. Venice City Tax not included.

Visit to Aman Canal Grande and drinks at the Arrivabene’s private residence are subject to the host’s availability.

Guide price: £2,750

Donated by Francesca Bortolotto Possati, President and CEO, Bauer Hotels Venice and Bianca Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, Deputy Chairman Christie’s Italy.