The hotel: this award-winning boutique design hotel houses 12 stylish bedrooms, including five concept rooms with eclectic themes, from the palazzo-inspired Doge’s Room to the spicy cinnamon palette of the Noir Room. Let the sounds of lapping water coax you into a deep slumber amid Italian cotton sheets, goose-down pillows and duvets. The king-sized beds also feature orthopaedic mattresses, which provide support for your spine and ensure pure comfort.
The food: indulge in a morning of luxury with breakfast in the richly decorated breakfast room. Choose from an extensive menu of hot and cold options, including eggs, pancakes, charcuterie and cheeses, served with tea, coffee and fresh juices – or a chilled glass of prosecco. Afterwards, you can plan your day from the rooftop terrace, with its views across the turquoise waters of the lagoon.
The surrounds: his 16th-century palazzo is located within Venice’s art district, Dorsoduro, on the south east of the city. It has its own water entrance with private landing stage, so you can take a water taxi to the sights. For a fascinating view of the canal, take a seat in the intimate surrounds of the ornate lounge. It’s at water level, so you’ll have a magical view of the very grand, 17th-century church of Santa Maria della Salute opposite.