Giò & Giò

B&b in San Marco

Restrained baroque may sound like an oxymoron, but here you have it: burl-wood bedsteads, pearl-grey silk draperies, polished parquet floors and spotlit art. Packaged breakfasts are available in the shared kitchen. It's ideally located near Piazza San Marco, along a side canal; angle for rooms overlooking the gondola stop, and wake to choruses of 'Volare, oh-oh-oooooh!'.