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.
Escape the stifling city crowds for this Palladian church, a short hop across the water from St Mark’s (Ferry 2 from San Zaccaria stop). Enjoy the best vistas of Venice from the belltower, along with serene views of monastic cloisters.