Residenza de l’Osmarin
When staying at Residenza de l’Osmarin, prepare to be the envy of your fellow travellers, or even just your Instagram followers. The terrace of this eye-catching B&B looks straight onto the canal; you might even hear the gondoliers sing from your room. Feast on the view while enjoying the varied breakfast spread; owner Maria Elisabetta’s home-made sweet cakes are a real highlight. As it only has a few rooms – including family-size suites for four – an intimate stay is guaranteed. The decor is airy and unfussy, refreshing for those less fond of the typical Venetian brocade. Despite the secluded feel, the Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge are only a short walk away.