Johnny Depp buys `palazzo` in Venice

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 20:17 PM IST

London: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp has bought a USD 14 million palazzo in Venice after falling in love with the city while shooting his film `The Tourist` there.

The 47-year-old actor admitted that he loved walking across the alleys in the City of Bridges late at night.

"My experience of Venice really happened between 10pm and 2am when the streets closed and I was able to walk around and experience the poetry of Venice, the ghosts of Venice, all those wonderful dark alleys.

"For an actor being able to film within the confines of that magical city certainly helps. The city`s magic shone through completely," said the actor.

The `Pirates of the Caribbean` star outbid an Arab prince for the 17th century Palazzo Dona Sangiantoffetti which overlooks the Grand Canal, reported Daily Mail.

The Palazzo will be the holiday home for the actor and his family which includes his French singer-actress partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children Lily-Rose, 11, and Jack, eight.

PTI