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.
This island became the world’s first lido, with imitators across
the globe. The best beaches lie along the Adriatic side of the Lido, stretching along the Lungomare into the sand dunes beyond. Death in Venice was filmed on this beach.