ABOVE: Casa Rezzonico (not to be confused
with Ca' Rezzonico, a grand palazzo and museum nearby). INSET
BELOW: The B&B's private garden.
Location: In Dorsoduro, on a canal
between the Campo Santa
Margherita and the Campo
San Barnaba. (The hotel is five to 10 minutes on foot from the
pier, which is used by small to midsize cruise ships.)
You're looking for coziness and a great location in Dorsoduro at
Casa Rezzonico is on the Fondamenta Gherardini, almost next door to the
only remaining greengrocer's barge in Venice. The Campo Santa Margherita
is just across the "Bridge of Fists" (a footbridge where rival clans of
Venetians once knocked each other into the water during fistfights). The
Campo San Barnaba, which has been featured in movies such as Indiana
Jones and the Last Crusades and Summertime, is a few
meters away from the hotel.
The Casa itself is small, furnished in traditional style, and
blessed with a garden courtyard where you can have breakfast in summer.
The single, double, triple, and quad rooms are air-conditioned, and the
rates include unlimited Wi-Fi Internet access.
In the top satellite-photo map, the Casa Rezzonico
is near the bottom of the frame, by the words "Peggy Guggenheim
Collection." (Google's label is incorrect; the museum isn't anywhere
near this location.) You can see the
Piazzale Roma at top left,
Calatrava Bridge leading to the
station. The Grand Canal is on the right.
In the second photo, the Casa Rezzonico is across a
canal from the Carmini Church (with tower, lower right), behind the
incorrect "Peggy Guggenheim Collection" label. The Campo Santa
Margherita is in the foreground, and the Campo San Barnaba is the
grey square at left.