Birthplace of Marco Polo and Casanova, and the setting for countless fictional heroes, from Shakespeare's Othello to Voltaire's Candide, the mystique of Venice – one of the world's most cinematic citieshas long since kept authors, poets, artists and travellers captivated with its art and architecture.

It's a destination with something for everyone from gourmands to historians, but beyond the gondolas and Murano glass, there's a side to Venice that's delightfully free of crowds, all of which can be explored with Amanresorts' programme of enticing excursions when you stay at their gorgeous Venetian palace, the Aman Canal Grande.

Local writers, cooks and art historians will accompany you on tour of the city's biggest secrets. Take a guided walking tour of the San Polo district with one of Aman's art experts, visiting the churches of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and San Giacomo di Rialto as well as the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Carlo Goldoni's birthplace and the Rialto Bridge.

Visit Venice's hidden churches and some of the most beautiful paintings in the city – the Bellini in San Zaccaria, the Carpaccios in the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, the San Giovanni e Paolo and the San Maria dei Miracoli.

Aman Canal Grande

A sumptuous 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal with spacious private lawned gardens, Aman Canal Grande Venice celebrates the contemporary spirit of the ‘Floating City’ in a setting redolent of a bygone era.

>>> View all hotels in Italy

​​If it’s art you’re after, then The Accademia is the essential one-stop shop for Venetian painting, and one of the world's greatest art treasure houses with paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Canaletto to name just a few.

​Then there’s Doges Palace – once the seat of power of the ‘Duke’ of Venice, the head of the Republic and an independently-elected Head of State who reigned from 697 to 1797, when Napoleon unceremoniously ended the longest existing Republic. His Palace is one of the wonders of Venice, and the original Palazzo dates from the 9th century.

Then at the end of the tour, take another journey off the beaten track, through Venice’s back streets and discover even more of the city’s hidden corners, learning fascinating stories of love and passion from over the centuries. A truly unforgettable experience.

​Rather than visiting with the throngs of tourists, why not take a private after-hours tour here or a private VIP tour of San Marco where you’ll visit the glorious Basilica – a masterpiece of art and architecture, and the spiritual heart of Venice.

Explore the dazzling world-famous mosaics, the priceless Pala d’Oro and the amazing subterranean crypt. It’s a unique and privileged opportunity to experience the legendary Basilica away from the crowds.


Request a call back

Or get in touch 01244 567000