TL Advisor Just Back From: Nicole Bono, Venice
Dates of Travel
May 18th - 21st, 2021
Venice is THE place for a honeymoon. It's always one of my go to suggestions when couples want to go to Italy for their honeymoon as it's the definition of romantic. I do think Venice is a destination that can suit all, even families with the right properties to host you and the correct guidance in where to go and what to see.
Specific sites not to be missed BURANO! A MUST STOP when visiting Venice, you'll need about a half - day to do it right. Why are all the houses in Burano so bright and colorful? Burano is an island about a one hour ferry ride away from the center of Venice, known to Venetians as the fisherman's island. It's multi colored homes were made purposefully so that the fisherman could easily identify the island from their boats. Burano still remains super authentic with tiny streets, bridges, piazzas, and of course it's colorful homes, most of which are inhabited. I simply loved going there and seeing the bright colored houses, it's a multicolor rainbow experience NOT to miss when visitng Venice.
Venice is a place that NEEDS to be seen from above. Of course, riding a gondola along the canal never goes out of style, but a MUST is a rooftop drinks. My favorite rooftops? The Danieli is a staple, a classic spot which has been a favorite amongst the most famous of stars and most incredible writers. You can go for a drink, or a full meal, I'd recommend going for both right at sunset. If you're looking for a less-elegant, and more "hip" option on the other side of town which provides a 360 View, you have to check out the "Settimo Cielo" rooftop of the Bauer Palace. With either of these you really can't go wrong!
Favourite restaurants, a culinary dish that stood out or an aspect of the culinary program you loved. Being that venice is on the water, fish is of course a part of the city's cuisine. One of my favorite dishes in Venice is Baccala Mantecato (which is a creamy cod fish pate) which they serve on top of grilled white polenta. It's heaven. There are many spots that do it right but the restauarant at the Danieli was by far the most deliscious I tasted during my time there. Venice is one of those places that has such a wide variety of dining, from classic Venetian tapas called cicchetti at a cute Aperitivo on the Canal, local fisherman spots, to fine dining, you can find anything you want....but you cannot miss the Baccala Mantecato!!!