But to approach this 19th-century mansion/hotel by boat, to enter its lobby directly from the Grand Canal, is a distinctly Venetian experience.
Bauer Il Palazzo is the crown jewel of the Bauer hotels (the group also owns the Bauer and the Palladio, and is the only independently owned luxury group left in Venice). When renovating her property, Francesca Bortolotto Possati aimed also to distinguish it, purportedly spending $38 million to create a haven within Venice that is indicative of the city’s fiercely independent and abundantly wealthy past.
Bauer Il Palazzo is elegant, lavish, and one-of-a-kind. And when a member of the genial staff reaches out to help you and your bags onto the waterfront dock, you will feel like every one of those 38 mill.