Situated on the Grand Canal, this elegant apartment couldn’t be better placed for a romantic break in the Floating City. The interior is a quirky mix of modern and traditional, with black beams, Murano glass chandeliers, marble flourishes and a dramatic mirrored wall. We loved the pale green theme that runs throughout, as delicious as pistachio gelato. There’s a terrace on the canal (which you can get a water taxi to directly), and a back yard, which the bedroom French doors open on to. Enjoy your morning coffee watching the vaporettos glide past, before perusing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection next door or exploring Venice’s backwaters by gondola. Evenings are spent dining alfresco on atmospheric piazzas – you can reach the famous San Marco square in just twelve minutes by water bus – or with a spritz and a bowl of pasta on your decking, watching on as a violet sky marks twilight.
Home truths: *You can reach Venice Marco Polo Airport in twenty-five minutes by car without traffic
*The bed may be a bit on the small side for guests over 6ft 2.8in (190 cm)
*Your host can provide a cot upon request
*While there are room darkening shades, they may not blackout the space completely – those sensitive to light should pack an eye mask
*Your host can arrange tickets to events and provide an in-house chef for nights when you don't fancy cooking – ask for more information when booking
*If you're travelling with a little one, your host can provide babysitting recommendations if needed