Spellbinding hotel with a tranquil blossom-filled garden, and a fascinating history. The Gothic-style Villa Maravege was built in the 17th-century as a family residence, but served as the Russian Embassy between World Wars I and II before becoming a hotel in 1950. If that’s not enticing enough, the rooms are fitted with Venetian-style antique reproductions, classical hardwood furnishings, handsome tapestries, air conditioning, and satellite TV, with views over either the Rio San Trovaso or the gardens. Breakfast is served in your room, in the dining hall, or on the garden patio.