An Insider Guide To Venice

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An Insider Guide To Venice

Where to eat, stay, and play in La Serenissima this year.

Sebastian Schoellgen
May 28, 2022

Back in April, the 59th Venice Biennale — the oldest biennale in the world — kicked off at the Giardini, the Arsenale and other pavilions around the city. Late spring but also autumn is a wonderful time to visit La Serenissima, when the sun shines over the archipelago of islands and maze of canals, and the art crowd flock to its palazzos and galleries. Our favourite place to stay in Venice is always Ca Maria Adele, a lavishly romantic hotel in the Dorsoduro — the modern art district where you can live like a Venetian away from the crowds. Set right on the Grand Canal, just a short walk from the must-visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection, it’s run with love by Alessio and Nicola Campa. The charming duo will arrange a classic Riva water taxi to pick you up from the airport terminal and bring you directly to the hotel’s private jetty, greeting you with a glass of fizz. Make sure you ask for the seductive Noir room, which is inspired by the spice routes passing through Venice and designed with a weekend of passion in mind. Lunchtime is all about cicchetti and spritz stops (made with Select not Aperol) on sundrenched terraces by the water — we love Linea D’ombra on the other side of the Dorsoduro for this. For dinner, book a table in advance at the small but perfectly formed Osteria alla Testiere, where the owner Luca serves up the freshest catch from the lagoon, bought at the Rialto market that morning.

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Hotels

Restaurants

Drinks

Gelato

Culture

Shopping

Murano Island

Torcello Island

Burano Island

  • Trattoria da Romano on Burano makes the most famous bowl of risotto in the world. Via San Martino Destra 221

Artisans

  • The Venetian fine art photographer Renato D’Agostin Renato D’Agostin Studio Via Nobel 22-28, Noventa di Piave

  • The studio of silk-screen printer Fallani Venezia Cannaregio 5001/A

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