An ornate 15th-century private palazzo has been transformed into a lavish hotel (below) that faces the Rialto market. Artworks from the 1600s meet 21st-century amenities in the 42 rooms and suites, many of which overlook the Grand Canal.
Doubles from $265. Campo Santa Sofia 4198/99, 39/041-241-3111. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.