Surrounded on all sides by water, the Campo del Ghetto Nuovo is the evocative, rather melancholy heart of what was the world's first Jewish ghetto. Quiet and contemplative, it lies only five minutes walk from heaving Lista di Spagna yet within easy reach of the peaceful Cannaregio backwaters. Ths stylish, nine-room locanda opened in 2001, in a 15thC building. Several of the rooms still have the original decorated wooden ceilings.
     The reception area, seen from the campo under a little portico, is all marble, rugs and leather chairs. On the ground floor is a small breakfast room overlooking the canal, while upstairs the light and airy bedrooms, though varying in shape and size, are all done out in the same elegant, understated style: pale cream walls, honey-coloured parquet floors, pale gold bedcovers and curtains, smart reproduction furniture, brass fittings and soft lighting. Two have small terraces on the campo while another (the smallest) has two origin Gothic windows and an ancient fireplace, complete with chimney stack, serving as a bead head. There are phones in the bathrooms. When we last visited, in 2013, the locanda was a little overdue for refurbishment, but still a good experience.