Canonici di San Marco, Mirano, Italy
A tented camp just outside Venice? Naturalmente! In fact, these two opulently outfitted “lodges” can feel like a welcome sanctuary after a long day of sightseeing among the canals. Set in the peaceful town of Mirano, just eight miles from the Piazza di San Marco, the spacious platform tents sit amid four acres of wheat fields and landscaped gardens; both are furnished with elegant antique sofas (lovely for lounging in with a glass of Prosecco), showers and four-poster, tulle-netted beds. In the morning, you can take coffee and Venetian pastries on the common open-air dining porch before heading out for a day’s adventure. The property is equidistant from Venice and Padua and close to boat cruises on the Riviera del Brenta that showcase the area’s Palladian mansions. From $160; viacanonici.com.