If you are thinking of Venice think about where to stay, what to do, and the cost, as it is expensive. The city is superb when you get away from the tourists jumping over each other. There is nothing you can do, or is there given Venice twenty million visitors per year, a whopping amount of people.
Can you imagine the strain and stress on such a small place. One of the questions that comes to mind is where to stay. Location is key given water taxis cost as much as some international flights. We stay near the action but we are often there off-season, if such a thing exists. (not really)
However there are hideaways away from the center of Venice. On the island of Mazzorbo, you find the Venissa, an estate in Scarpa-Volo, that has been preserved over the centuries firstly as a convent vegetable garden, then as a domestic vineyard and today it offers guests the chance to visit and stay over.
Check it out on your next trip, or try the cuisine of the ‘Gather and Research Cuisine of Antonia Klugmann”, a chef I really don’t know of, yet one day maybe I will.
Venissa Ristorante Ostello
Fondamenta Santa Caterina, 3,
30170 Isola di Mazzorbo
Tel. +39 041.52.72.281
Fax +39 041.52.72.323
GPS: 45.439639, 12.322887