Mini guide to eating in Venice
Where to stay
19th-century Palazzo Soderini has minimalist décor and is a welcome reprieve from the visual onslaught of Venice. Take breakfast in the pretty internal courtyard (Campo di Bandiera e Moro, Castello 3611; from £65).
The opulence of four-star Palazzo Abadessa is befitting of a 16th-century palace. Rooms are furnished with antiques and Murano glass lamps. Large rooms have frescoed ceilings and canal views (Calle Priuli, Cannaregio 4011; from £120).
Palazzo Barbarigo is Venice’s splashiest design hotel. The 18 rooms get modern, low-key luxury just right, with sumptuous velvets and curvaceous furniture. Breakfast is a real treat (Canal Grande, San Polo 2765; from £200).