Fairytale Rococo Residence
All soaring ceilings and gilded stucco reliefs, Aman Canal Grande is as majestic as they come. A terrific mélange of history and modern verve; burnished mirrors twinkle amid custom-made furniture and chinoiserie wallpaper is offset by sleek, contemporary design. There’s a hidden jetty entrance for inconspicuous arrival and two impossibly pretty gardens, perfect for unwinding in.
Swathed in a palette of taupe and silver, the bedrooms are notably roomy and the majority look out over the Grand Canal. You’re welcomed with melt-in-the-mouth truffles, there’s Bang & Olufsen accessories dotted here there and everywhere and hidden in each wardrobe is a beach bag and wide brim hat, meaning you can forgo packing either.
The artfully lit den of a spa will see your troubles melt away in an instant, with therapies from acupressure facials to nourishing body wraps. Come evening time, head for an aperitif on the roof deck, where you can see all the way across to the Dolomites, before tucking into Venetian-Mediterranean dishes in one of the dining rooms. Though irrefutably regal, the sense of sanctuary here is divine.
Best room: The jaw-droppingly beautiful Alcova Tiepolo Suite
Dress code: Dress to impress – you’ll be glad you did.
Calle Tiepolo 1364, 30125 Venezia, Italy
Doubles from £935