This aristocratic villa once housed the Russian embassy and the late Katharine Hepburn shot for her film Summertime here. It is also called the ‘Villa of Wonder’ because of the spectacular garden with a mini Palladian-style villa which has been elaborately decorated with flower beds, stone cupids, and lush green trees. The hotel stands on a serene peninsula where two side canals join with the Grand Canal. The villa’s 27 rooms and 2 suites are decorated with Venetian style antiques and unique tapestry. The villa is very popular so book in advance.
Address: Fondamenta Bollani, Dorsoduro 1058, Venice, 30123