My husband and I have just spent a week in Venice (our first time to Italy) and are so glad we spent it with Sandra and Leonardo who provide the most delightful and relaxed accommodation.
You get their personal service and local knowledge but they are unobtrusive.
The cannaregio area is just off the grand canal but quieter, more intimate with a village atmosphere. We enjoyed many good meals in local restaurants (Sandra provides a great list of good ones, all budgets) but particularly enjoyed Vino Vito, just a 2 minute walk from the b&b. Very friendly, good and interesting wine and snacks, perfect if you want delicious food without spending a fortune...
The rooms are home from home, in fact the beds better than home! We spent 3 nights in the attic room with a terrace and moved for the last few nights to the canal room as there was a prior booking, both great but if you can get the attic room it's worth it for the outside space.
Breakfast.....,well, they were amazing, a different savoury and cake every day made by Sandra along with delicious fresh fruit salad and juice etc etc.
Sandra and Leonardo are both so welcoming and interesting with a great sense of humour and we're so glad they were part of our first trip to Venice, can't wait to go back!More