Exquisite fabrics, gilded mirrors, carved stucco ceilings, Murano glass chandeliers, original furnishing… You name it. Bauer Palazzo has all that and a lot more, including a delicious mix of Venetian and art deco architecture, which explains in part why travelers are still in love with this old school hotel in Venice.
I’m no exception — recent properties like Aman Canal Grande Resort are tough competition but my hearts still goes bum bum bum for Bauer. So I was quite intrigued when I heard that this 19th century institution is now taking guests and interiors enthusiasts, subject to availability, on a textile tour of Venice, granting access to some of its most renowned factories, showrooms and producers
This city tour features places like Rubelli (photo #5) — their archive holds some 6,000 textiles on record with over 3,000 fabrics produced in the house since 1858, including curtains, cushions and commisions for the pope’s ceremonial garments and fashion brands like Prada or Armani —, where participants will have the opportunity to create their own bespoke fabric and design; the silk manufacturer Luigi Bevilacqua (photo #6), known for a traditional manual process that goes back to the 18th century; and Mocenigo Palace, former home to one of the most important Venetian families and now a museum — the gothic building showcases not only furnishings but also hand-woven garments.
THE BAUERs’ Fabric Secrets of Venice package starts from £485 per person per night, based on 2 people sharing 1 Deluxe Room at Bauer Palazzo. Price does not include lunch or dinner.
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