While strolling down Ocean Drive with my hubby and doing touristy stuff, we walked past the Versace Mansion, the home of the late Gianni Versace, and thought a tour inside his home might be a great idea. We discovered the tours had ceased: terrible news for us newbies!
But a local tour guide at Miami Beach let us know that you could have a fancy dinner inside the premises only though a reservation (no walk-ins welcome here!) in the new Mediterranean restaurant named “IL Sole” (The Versace Mansion was sold, turned into a restaurant and hotel and renamed ‘The Villa.’ Nevertheless tourists still stop to take photos in front of the historic building). Additionally, if you’re feeling even fancier, you can pay up to $900 a night at the Superior Suite with a king size bed. What happened to Gianni Versace? Read more about it here.
One thing I would definitely want to add to this experience is if the waiters/staff would have told us more about the history of the house while Versace resided here. I thought I was going in there to find out where he held his legendary parties or his favorite meal at dinner. But I guess I can Google that right? The waiter did mention that the last three owners of the house had died there so that pretty much creeped me out on my way out.
Other than that was it worth it? Definitely! If you share a romantic date here with your significant other or visit with some fashionista friends and dress up for a mini photo shoot at the pool it’s going to be a very special night to remember. We loved it!
Thank you to my hubby for making reservations here! It was truly a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Love you!
Hope you enjoyed!