Gian Giacomo de Grigi was commissioned in the 16th-century to build the Palazzo for the Coccina family of Bergamao, who later sold it on to the wealthy Venetian merchants, the Papadopoli family. The magnificent entrance hall greets you with soaring ceilings and Neo-Renaissance decor, which has been lovingly restored to its former opulence. The grand space is lowly lit with the warm glow of flickering candles and like most Aman spaces, there is no reception in sight: instead you are welcomed to your new home with a refreshing drink and whisked straight off to your suite to relax and unwind after a long day of travels.
From the entrance hall, a grand staircase takes you up to the first floor of the Palazzo and into the majestic ballroom and dining room. Words simply cannot do this room justice; it is absolutely breathtaking.The ballroom houses enchanting original frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, contemporary furnishings and boasts sweeping views out over the Canal. Opening out from the ballroom are numerous dining rooms and hidden library snugs, each with its own unique features: frescoes, high ceilings, wood paneling, fireplaces and bars. It feels more like a home than a hotel, the home of a billionaire friend who has given you the run of his Palazzo in his absence.