Next to the Venetian Lagoon and set in the Castello district, this elegant B&B in a traditional townhouse with views of St. Mark's Square is a minute's walk from a vaporetto stop and a 10- minute walk from the Bridge of Sighs. The 3 refined suites offer dark wood furnishings, as well as Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minibars and air-conditioning. There's 1 suite featuring a whirlpool tub, a fireplace, and a balcony with lagoon views. A breakfast buffet is served in a dining room that has lagoon views.
Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.
Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.