Palladio SPA and L’Ulivo Restaurant at The Bauer
Venice is basking in glorious sunshine at the moment, with bright blue skies and wonderfully warm weather. But if you’re looking for a little respite from the summer heat, head directly to the cool serenity of the Bauer Palladio SPA – a tranquil oasis on the island of Giudecca that feels a world away from the bustling alleys and lively squares of the city. Situated in a former 16th century convent designed by Andrea Palladio, this beautiful spa offers a superb range of indulgent treatments, massages and body rituals – using the finest natural and organic products. For a really special experience, why not treat yourself to an aromatic bath in the Obermaier King Size Jacuzzi in the luxurious Palladio Spa suite, or arrange a relaxing herbal massage in the spa’s private garden pavilion.
To complete the experience, be sure to book a shady outdoor table at the Bauer’s excellent L’Ulivo Restaurant – just a few steps from the stunning Villa F, which is available through Venice Prestige. Overlooking the lush 2 hectare garden, L’Ulivo prides itself on being Venice’s ‘greenest’ restaurant – offering an entirely vegetarian menu that features the freshest ingredients sourced from local markets, as well as herbs, oriental spices and seasonal vegetables picked from the Bauer’s very own grounds. Nestled in the courtyard of the former convent, surrounded by rose bushes, hydrangeas and vine-covered pergolas, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind over a long, lazy summer lunch.