Ruzzini Palace Hotel, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 041-241-0447, www.ruzzinipalace.com, is a beautifully restored palazzo that was home to the Ruzzini family beginning in 1586. Luxurious rooms with a mixture of traditional and contemporary furnishings start around $300 a night.
Hotel al Piave, 4838-40 Ruga Giuffa , 041-528-5174, www.hotelalpiave.com, is a well-kept Venetian hotel that has numerous family-sized rooms; rates for standard doubles start around $210, including breakfast.
Al Giardinetto da Severino, 4928 Ruga Giuffa, 041-528-5332, www.algiardinetto.it, has a vine-covered terrace and a well-rounded menu of Italian favorites; about $50 for two courses.
Osteria al Mascaron, on Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa near the campo, 041-522-5995, is a wonderful spot known especially for its antipasti; about $50 for two courses.
CAMPO SAN ZACCARIA
Hotel Fontana, on Campo San Provolo, 041-522-0579, www.hotelfontana.it, is an amiable, family-run hotel with old-fashioned furnishings; doubles start around $85, including breakfast.
Hotel Villa Igea, Campo San Zaccaria, 041-241-0956, www.hotelvillaigea.it, has small but well-kept rooms. Doubles start around $230, including breakfast.
Liassidi Palace Hotel, 3405 Ponte dei Greci, 041-520-5658, www.liassidipalacehotel.com, occupies a 600-year-old Venetian palace restored with a contemporary flair; doubles start around $350, including breakfast.
Al Covo, 3968 Campiello della Pescaria , 041-522-3812, offers rare and wonderful daily specials; about $75 for two courses.
Trattoria alla Rivetta, on Salizzada San Provolo by the bridge over the canal, 041-528-7302, is a tiny Venetian classic that serves meat, pasta and the house specialty, sardines in oil. About $40 for two courses.
CAMPO SAN BARNABA
Bed and Breakfast Fujiyama, 2727A Calle Lunga San Barnaba , 041-724-1042, www.bedandbreakfast-fujiyama.it, is in a quiet house; doubles start around $120, including breakfast.
Hotel Locanda San Barnaba, 2785-86 Calle del Traghetto, 041-241-1233, www.locanda-sanbarnaba.com, has big rooms and a handsome second-floor parlor; doubles start around $180, including breakfast.
Palazzo Stern Hotel, on the Grand Canal at Ca' Rezzonico, 041-277-0869, www.palazzostern.com, is a newly opened and painstakingly restored palazzo with its own chapel ; doubles start around $280, including breakfast.
Al Profeta, on Calle Lunga San Barnaba, 041-523-7466, serves an interesting array of pizzas, as well as meat dishes; pizza for one $10 to $15.
Antica Trattoria la Furatola, 2870A Calle Lunga San Barnaba, 041-520-8594, is a small, cheerful restaurant that serves fabulous seafood; about $50 for two courses.
Locanda da Montin, on the Fondamenta di Borgo, 041-522-7151, has a big, vine-bowered garden and homemade tagliatelle; about $50 for two courses.
TO LEARN MORE
Italian Government Tourist Board in Los Angeles, (310) 820-1898, www.italiantourism.com.
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