Tucked away across a small bridge in the warren of central Castello, this enchanting hotel occupies a 16th-century palazzo, though it’s been a hotel since 1911. Rooms (over four floors with an elevator), sport an old-fashioned Venetian style, with Florentine furniture, hand-painted beds and colorful textiles (there are precious antiques and paintings scattered throughout the property), but updated with air-conditioning and satellite TV. Some rooms have a view over a canal, others over the shady courtyard and the city. Don’t miss the top floor, where the panoramic terrace is a pleasant spot for an aperitif. They’ll also take you to Murano for free (you have to find your own way back).
Calle Drio La Chiesa 4765 (at foot of Ponte Storto)
Our Rating Neighborhood Castello-Riva Degli Schiavoni Transportation Vaporetto: San Zaccaria (walk straight on Calle delle Rasse to Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo; continue straight through the campo to Calle della Sacrestia, then Calle Drio La Chiesa until you reach Ponte Storto, and look for the hotel on the left). Phone 041-5286138 Prices 90€–340€ double Amenities Bar; babysitting; concierge; room service; Wi-Fi (1st hr free) Units 25 units Web site Casa Verardo Other Rates include buffet breakfast.Book a Room Now