Johnny Depp has bought a £8.58 million palazzo in Venice after falling in love with the city last year.The actor, 47, spent several months in the Italian tourist hotspot while filming The Tourist with co-star Angelina Jolie last year.And it appears he was so taken with the City of Bridges, he won a bidding war for the 17th century Palazzo Dona Sangiantoffetti.

According to local newspaper La Nuova Venezia, the Hollywood star outbid an Arab prince for the empty building for 10million euros.The Palazzo is one of the only available buildings overlooking the Grand Canal and is situated in the Santa Croce area of Venice, not far from the Santa Maria Mater Domini Church.While it needs some restoring, it includes high decorated ceilings, a roof platform and ornate columns.

The palazzo would be a holiday home for Depp, his French singer/actress partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children Lily-Rose, 11, and Jack, eight.During his promotional tour for The Tourist, Depp spoke highly of his love for the City Of Bridges.He admitted he loved walking through the quiet alleys late at night when the paparazzi who photographed him and Jolie filming during the day had gone home.