The city of canals returns: we discover the places you cannot miss in Venice

HOTELS

Even the daily act of sleeping acquires in Venicepoetic traitsas if we were protagonists of a novel to be written.

Past, present and luxury. Radisson Collection Palazzo Nani

East neo-gothic palace It is the latest premiere of the Radisson Collection chain, on the banks of the Fondamenta Cannaregio, the largest sestiere in Venice and one of the liveliest. Its magnificent restoration has made it possible to conserve pictorial and architectural elements from the former residence of the Nani family, one of the most influential in the city. Cozy and bright, its spacious halls and 52 rooms contain frescoes and stuccoes from Greek mythology, attributed to the sculptor Alessandro Vittoria. The hall houses the cosmopolitan Zoja wine bar, with nods to the 40s, and a garden whose decoration successfully combines history and modernity. (radissonhotels.com).

As well as a luxury hotel, Palazzo Nani is a lesson in architecture and art. / DR

Reborn in Palace. love venice

Absolute privacy, sum discretion and magnificent service are the maxims of this palace in the San Polo sestiere. Staying in one of the 24 suites at the Aman Venice allows you to experience life in a venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal. Halls covered with mirrors and signature fabrics Mariano Fortuny and Rubelli, gilt leather from Córdoba in its library, frescoes by Tiepolo in one of the rooms… The details that create a dreamy atmosphere they are almost infinite. The palace is a perfect example of Renaissance rococo, masterfully updated by Jean-Michel Gathy and in whose premises still lives the heir family of the papadopolis. A perfect plan? enjoy a delicious brunch on sundays in his garden. (aman.com).

Panoramic view, Tiepolo suite, halls and garden of the Aman Venice, on the Grand Canal. / DR

TO EAT

Let yourself be captivated by the nuances of the venetian gastronomywhich has its roots in the best ingredients of the islands of the lagoon.

toast to the sun Terrace Aperol

An essential, near the bridge of the Academy. Designed by the Vudafieri Saverino studio, it is the perfect place to enjoy the traditional cicchetti, tapas such as polpette or cod accompanied by a good Aperol spritz. On Sundays it buzzes with live music and DJ sessions. (terrazza.aperol.com).

In trendy cocktails, the dolce far niente is almost an obligation. / DR:

between channels. Bar Longhi

The atmosphere will surround you refined and elegant of this Venetian classic located inside the Gritti Palace. Try their cocktails or enjoy lunch on the terrace by the Grand Canal, reveling in views of Santa Maria della Salute. (Marriott.com).

Murano mirrors and paintings by Pietro Longhi in the Gritti Palace.. / DR:

Venetian delicacies. Hostaria Castello

The culinary universe of Carlo Bianchini and Luca Veritti occupies the old travel agency of the Orient Express. In his letter, gourmet venetian dishes: Risotto with squid ink, eggplant Parmesan and chocolate cake with passion fruit. (hostariacastello.com).

Intimate atmosphere and a decoration that evokes the eclectic past of Venice.. / DR:

EXPERIENCES

A sensory tour of the city that was the capital of fragrance in the sixteenth century.

Fragrant Triumph. Palazzo Mocenigo Museum

A tribute to Venice is the exhibition of eight unique pieces by Haute Couture by Alberta Ferretti, which are exhibited until mid-March in the pòrtego, the great hall of this palace located in Santa Croce. The museum also houses rooms dedicated to the study and history of costumes and fabrics. Complete the visit with a sensory tour of the perfume history: the laboratory of a 16th century muschiere (perfumer), the olfactory map with the Venetian spice routes, fine collections of jars and essences, and the olfactory families from which the fragrances are born. (mocenigo.visitmuve.it).

Oil-colored Fortuny pleated dress and necklace with blown glass spikes handmade by Massimiliano Schiavon Art Team’s atelier, both designed by Alberta Ferretti.. / DR:

Hidden Treasure. Orsoni Venezia 1888

Hidden behind a passageway in the Fondamenta de Cannaregio, it is one of the most fascinating secret treasures in the city. The oldest factory in Venice makes handmade mosaics with gold leaf and glass enamels that decorate monuments around the world, from the Basilica of Saint Mark to the Golden Buddhas of Bangkok or the Sagrada Familia. An art created by Angelo Orsoni in 1888, handed down for generations and continued today by Riccardo Bisazza. organize workshops and events, but prior appointment is essential. (orson.com).

Orsoni’s color library contains 3,500 mosaic colors. Below, gold sheets.. / DR

SHOPPING

handcrafted creations and exclusive brands pay homage to the best of Italian elegance.

Mark the step. piedáterre

Since 1952, this firm has been the standard-bearer for the Friulan, the traditional and stylish venetian slippers hand-sewn, with recycled rubber sole and cotton velvet fabric in infinity of colors. (piedaterrevenezia.com).

The Venetian friulane are both a classic and a trend.

Let there be light. Venetia Studio

Bags, kimonos, shawls, capes, oriental-inspired coats in printed silk and velvet hang on the shelves of this store, which occupies a old glass factory in Dorsoduro. They have the world exclusive of the fiberglass silk lamps devised by the great Mariano Fortuny. (fortuny.shop).

Some of the velvet and silk creations are made to order.

overall style. Pot-Pourri

It has your own collections fashion, accessories, items for the home and for the whole family, but they also carry out tailored shirts and suitsin addition to having special creations of Italian and foreign designers. Make room in your suitcase for shoes, boots and equestrian equipment from brands like Alberto Fasciani, PT Torino, Eleventy, Sofie d’Hoore, Hags… (potpourri.it).

As its name suggests, in Pot-Pourrì you will find a bit of everything.

Classic scent. The Merchant of Venice

Located in a neogothic pharmacy next to the La Fenice theater, and at the Spezieria All’Ercole D’Oro, in Cannaregio, this firm created by Marco Vidal reinterprets old venetian formulas in exclusive collections presented in precious bottles of perfumes and essenceslike the emblematic young rose. (themerchantofvenice.com).

A perfume from the Murano Art Collection. Above, bottles of a limited edition inspired by the palines of the gondolas. / DR

A store with a view. Optical Manufacturer

In this optics of the sestiere of San Marcosurprise their handcrafted designs and the limited editions, such as the Antica Venezia collection, a tribute to the 1,600 years of the city, with frames that reflect the traditional merletto or Burano lace. (4473 Lovo Street. @fabbricante-ottico).

Glasses from the Antica Venezia collection, with Burano merletto frames.

cool imaginary. Bottega Cini

Located in Dorsoduro, this concept store is outlined as a contemporary renaissance museumimaginative and artistic, with exhibitions and luxury crafts: vases by Nason Moretti, porcelain by Geminiano Cozzi, serigraphs by Fallani, art books and the Venetian publishers Lineadacqua and Elzeviro, Torcolano papers and pieces by the resident craftswoman Marisa Convent. (bottegacini.it).

Pieces by Nason Moretti and glass bead necklaces by Marisa Convento.

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