Destination: Italy: Venice
In a 17th century villa in the Dorsoduro district near the Accademia Bridge is a treasure of a pensione, or bed-and-breakfast, that has pretty gardens, twenty-five comfortable antiques-filled rooms and warm service. It’s no wonder that most of its guests are repeaters. The villa on the Grand Canal, once the Russian embassy, was transformed into a hotel in the 1950s. The Salsamo family, who also own the Ala hotel and now rent some apartments, have filled its rooms with antiques and treasures from the region. Rooms range from singles at 80 euro in low season to suites for 330 euro in high season; breakfast included.
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