VENICE’S Hotel Cipriani sits at the eastern tip of its own island, Isola della Giudecca, and during the annual Venice film festival, you could just find George Clooney sipping bellinis at the bar. The place to dine at this historic pile is Cip’s Club on a canalside patio. Baby shrimps from Lake Garda are dressed with olive oil and parsley; a rockfish risotto comes with a wild fennel ragout. Sip wine from Murano glass goblets as ferries chug past. Cip’s Club is open to non-guests but you need to book; the chic hotel launch will collect you at the signposted landing stage near Piazza San Marco. More: hotelcipriani.com.