Venice Venue 11

Old-fashioned grandeur at its best, and the approach down the narrow alley gives nothing away

Old-fashioned grandeur at its best, and the approach down the narrow alley gives nothing away. This 16th-century beauty has been in the Tiepolo family forever and friendly Lelia oversees the ongoing restoration. Tiepolo, the ground-floor studio, has been cleverly thought out. A beautifully equipped and stocked kitchen tucks behind cupboard doors, the shower room is in a corner and the gem of a dining area overlooks the life of the Grand Canal, and you fall asleep to the lapping waters: such a privileged position.

The Palace is about 850 square meters, divided in two main areas
There are many hidden away palaces in Venice, not just those on the Grand Canal. Many of these palaces were owned by illustrious families
It's a very good conserved example of a late-gothic two-family palace. It forms a great ensemble with the palazzo Sanudo