Locanda Casa Petrarca

B&b in San Marco

A budget option with heart and character, this family-run place offers seven unfussy, sparkling rooms in a historic brick apartment building, with breakfast serenades from passing gondolas. Five rooms have air-con and en-suite bathrooms; rooms facing the side canal are brighter and slightly bigger. Fair warning: the route to nearby Piazza San Marco is lined with tempting boutiques.