We loved this hotel for it’s character, charm and excellent location. We had a room overlooking the Grand Canal which was fantastic - great for just watching and seeing all the boats passing by. The traditional furnishings gave the hotel a real sense of character and the beds were really comfortable so slept very well - the ceiling fan was perfectly effective in keeping the room at a good temperature. Lucio was also very hospitable, offering local recommendations and enabling us to leave our luggage until we needed to leave on our last day. Last but not least, the location was perfect for us - right next to the Accademia vaporetto stop, the Accademia gallery and an easy walk to St Mark’s Square, whilst in the immediate surroundings there were plenty of restaurants, a grocery shop and the Peggy Guggenheim collection. Definitely best to book direct, via the website, for price and flexibility.