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“Situated less than a five minute walk from Piazza San Marco with stunning views over Venice, there’s no mistaking where you are in the world when staying at this beautiful property. Our tip is to start your day with breakfast at the waterside terrace and to end it with cocktails in the rooftop bar. From here you get outstanding views of the city, and you can watch the world of the Grand Canal go by.”
Bauer Palazzo is a beautifully restored 18th century Venetian house on the Grand Canal, just around the corner from St Mark’s Square. This historic property began life as a hotel in 1880 and its latest renovation was completed in the late nineties. Behind its Gothic façade lie dramatic interiors, European art and antiques and a mix of home comforts.
Thirty-eight guest rooms and 34 suites – many with terraces and canal views – offer guests the taste of a Venetian nobleman in a palazzo right in the heart of the city. Vast Chinese urns sit underneath ornate trompe l’oeil ceilings and alongside antique tapestries, while state of the art technology and luxurious touches such as open-air Jacuzzis are evident too.
High on the hotel’s seventh floor, the Settimo Cielo is a breathtaking spot for breakfast. By night, the B Bar at Il Palazzo is a favoured haunt of famous names and the Venetian party set, with live music and a nightclub feel.