There is a road from the eye to the heart
that does not go throught the intellect
-K.Chesterton

6/13/2013

Palazzo Papadopoli...Venetian Dream



Past June 1th was the opening of  the Aman Grande Hotel in Venice.It is the first Italian and fourth European hotel by Aman Resorts Set in the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli which was built in the glory days of the 16th century but substantially renovated in the 1800s by Michelangelo Guggenheim. 

The hotel retains a great deal of this neo-renaissance and rococo character. The interior, although gilt-edged and ornate, is a faded but especially pretty backdrop, a sort of stage set in contrast to the sharp character of the contemporary design which has been added. Happily, both old and new get along famously – none of the periods tries to outdo the other, with the more recent additions delivered in a wisely neutral palette allowing the older décor to maintain its effect. Examples of the early retained features are a fireplace by 16th Century architect Jacopo Sansovino, and a ceiling from the 18th Century by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. This is a hotel packed with the luxurious style that made Venice a jewel of the Mediterranean. 

                                                                            Sources : 
                                                             HotelChatter  & WeHeart  



















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