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Villa Lina, Venice
Hidden behind the Nason & Moretti glass factory on the island of Murano is this secluded pink-washed manse. Surrounded by oleander and lemon trees, the contemporary inn was decorated by owner Evi Nason, wife of local glassware designer Carlo Nason. Vintage Murano lamps and vases can be found in all the suites, along with four-poster beds and orange leather couches—perfect for perusing the hotel’s expansive art-book collection. What we love most? The view from the veranda across the lagoon to central Venice, just a short vaporetto ride away. 12 Calle dietro gli Orti, Murano; 39-041/527-5358; doubles from $216, including breakfast.