Last week, Elton John’s AIDS foundation raised $2.8 million by auctioning off celebrity items such as a week in Donatella Versace’s villa in Lake Como (Bette Miller paid $140,000 for the week). Elton John offered a week in either his Venetian palazzo or his villa in Nice. According to the NY Post’s Page Six, “Bidding became so intense that Elton finally decided to put both places up for temporary residence. Venice went for $150,000, Nice for $100,000.”
Elton’s Venetian palazzo is on the Guidecca, near the luxurious Hotel Cipriani.