For nearly 30 years, when the French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy visited Venice, he did so in serious style. His home base: a sumptuous apartment located on the top two floors of one of Venice’s most magnificent 16th-century palazzi, which he purchased from his close friend Susanna “Suni” Agnelli in the 80s. The writer, businesswoman, and, of course, heiress had painstakingly restored the residence, and when Givenchy moved in, the updates (new bathrooms!) continued. Today, the rental property includes three bedrooms, an elegant library, a furnished rooftop altana, and more pedigreed tapestries than we dare to delve into. Importantly, it is fully air-conditioned, and the apartment features views of the Rio delle Torreselle, Sansovino’s Palazzo Corner, and, in the distance, the Campanile. A favorite spot? The modern, fully equipped kitchen nestled under the building’s eaves, which is decked out with two dining tables. With a prime location in Venice’s Dorsoduro neighborhood, la casa di Hubert de Givenchy is minutes away from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Santa Maria della Salute. St. Mark’s Square, if you’re into that sort of thing, is only a 13-minute ride on a water-bus away. —Ashley Baker
La casa di Hubert de Givenchy is available for rent, with rates starting at $936 a night.