EUROPE. VENICE, ITALY.

AMAN VENICE.

Just over a year after 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli opened as a luxe hotel, it served as the backdrop for 2014’s most talked-about nuptials: the Clooney-Alamuddin wedding. With its original Giambattista Tiepolo frescoes, roof terraces, opulent ballroom and private gardens overlooking the Grand Canal, it’s easy to see why the couple, having quite literally every option in the world, chose this – a place so magnificent that former owners Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga and Countess Bianca decided that rather than move out upon selling to Aman, they would simply make the top floor into their private residence.

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