Places to Stay
We loved our stay here. Our apartments were lovely! So large and beautifully decorated. We were absolutely amazed that we could cook full meals in the small kitchen.. The key was it had a drop down prep counter. The pool was small and above ground and was welcome after a very hot day of touring. The overall ambience of the grounds and common areas evoked a casual elegance while at the same time being a very active winery. We were there during harvest and grapes were being brought in and being processed.
Marina, the manager was so personable and somehow managed to remember all the guests by name. She offered complimentary glasses of wine and little appies. I did not meet the owner but my correspondence with her was very friendly and professional. You felt like they were there to make your stay as pleasurable as possible and it was!!
The location was perfect to visit the area. We made day trips to Padova, Vincenza, Verona and Este very easily. We wished we had booked more days.
Our experience could not have been better and we will definitely be back.
Piazza Mezzacapo, 3
Marghera. Tel: 041/92.65.69
Staying in Venice is becoming more and more difficult as well as attracting higher and higher price tags. For our 2001 visit we stayed at the very pleasant Hotel Martello located in Marghera - just outside of Venice. Good choice. The hotel is clean and well-run. Located in a quite residential area, a short 10 minute walkt to the Marghera/Mistre train station. There are trains every 10-15 minutes to take you on the 15 minute ride to Venice. The fare is about 6,000 Italian Lire for a return ticket.
You can enjoy your day in Venice, and return to a very good little hotel. Breakfast is included. There is lots of parking available.
Via San Mauro 296 -
Telephone: 041 730850
This will not be the cheapest restaurant you can find in Burano, but has a great location and serves great food. We ate outdoors on one of the smartly set tables. It was a pleasure to look out over the little canal and see the reflection of the multi-coloured houses in the water. We just happened to walk by and decided this was the place for lunch. I see that it has plenty of good reviews on sits like Trip Advisor and Slow Travel.
Expect lots of seafood. My mussels were fresh and nicely cooked. Our friends ordered rosotto and ranked it as one of the best they have ever eaten.
Riva Rosa is closed on Wednesday as well as Monday and Tuesday evenings.
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