3749 Ponte Chiodo


This charming little B&B offers six sweet rooms with period furnishings, views over the canal and a private front garden. It takes its name from the bridge at the back door – the only remaining one without parapets. All bridges in Venice were once like this before too many drunks took the plunge and the government decreed new safety measures.

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