An imposing entrance and a 16th-century villa do not mean impossible prices. Be welcomed by a glass of cool prosecco on arrival, in a garden resplendent with statues, roses, magnolias and century-old trees. Baron Vincenzo and wife Ilaria, their son Claudio and little dog Pimms are wonderful hosts, and their core business is wine. Ask for a tour of the winery and you may be tempted to take a case home – we loved the Villa Giustinian (including raboso – a grape unique to the Veneto) and the pinot grigio. They’ve been making wine for centuries, and produce whites, reds and a sparkling rosé. For B&B guests they have a vast and stately double room furnished with antiques – a mix of mod cons and creaking wooden floors; for self-caterers, a cluster of simpler apartments beyond, some perfect for families. They don’t do dinner here but there are restaurants close by, and you’re always welcome to throw a rug on the lawn for a picnic. You are 30 minutes from Venice by train (from Quarto d’Altino, the next village); even closer to Treviso – for frescoes, cloisters and canals.