Gold leaf often glints throughout ancient architecture — but the real glitter at Venice’s San Clemente Palace Kempinski comes from the spa. The first wellness outpost to partner with Venice’s illustrious perfumery Merchant of Venice, the Kempinski’s Merchant of Venice Spa offers Italy’s only 24-karat gold-leaf treatment. The signature Splendor Anti-Age Gold Mask utilises 11 golden sheets (made locally by the renowned Mario Berta Battiloro’s workshop); each is applied with two bespoke serums in order to promote cell renewal while eliminating pigmentation. The result is a youthful — and golden — glow.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice, Italy