Villa F is the most recent addition to the Bauer collection of hotels in Venice. For centuries, this 16th century villa tucked away on the island of the Giudecca played host to Venetian nobility, painters, writers, lovers and poets.
Sitting comfortably in three acres of sprawling gardens, Villa F is perfect if you need space to breathe both inside and out – sadly something of a rarity in the crowded city of Venice itself. Consisting of only eleven suites, some bedrooms are over 300m2 making them almost the largest in the city. Traditionally decorated, expect terrazzo floors, chandeliers from nearby Murano and those marvellous smoky old mirrors that you really only ever see in Venice.
There isn’t a restaurant at Villa F, although breakfast is served in suites by white gloved butlers who are appointed to guests on arrival. Right next door, the Hotel Il Palladio which is owned by the same lady plays host to ‘Ristorante l’Ulivo’. The menu consists of fruit and vegetables picked daily from the hotels walled garden along with freshly caught fish from the lagoon. Along with the restaurant, Villa F guests can also share the private boat that whisks guests to and from the hustle and bustle of St Mark’s Square.