Palladio Hotel Spa Resort
Set on Giudecca, overlooking Saint Mark’s, this sleek spa comes complete with hamman and views back across the water. You can even have a massage in the hotel’s glorious gardens, once part of a sixteenth-century convent.
The art Biennale celebrates its 120th anniversary and runs until 22 November. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the theme is “All the World’s Futures”, a look at how global tensions affect and inspire creativity.