Instantly recognizable by the two obelisks that sit on its roof, the Palazzo Papadopoli is an imposing sight, built around 1560 and significant enough to have been painted by Veronese and drawn by Turner. Its 21,000-square-foot interior makes it one of the biggest private palazzi on the Grand Canal and certainly one of the grandest in Venice.

Converted to an Aman hotel that opened in 2013, it is also a private house. For the past 30 years, the top floor has been the home of Bianca Arrivabene, or the Princess of Savoy-Aosta to use her full birth title, a descendant of Queen Victoria through her paternal grandmother.

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