VeniceItalian East Coast
For a day spent ashore, these are the places to be pampered, the sights to see, the shopping districts to delve into, and the gourmet treats to discover.
Located on the exclusive island of Giudecca, alongside with the Cipriani Hotel, the sprawling private villa known as Venice House is one of the city’s premier palazzi. Boasting a 65 foot heated indoor pool, this plush palace is sumptuously decorated and positioned perfectly to enjoy stunning views of the San Marco basin.
Hotel Cipriani Spa
Featuring exclusive treatments by Maria Galland and Aromatherapy Associates, the spa at the Hotel Cipriani is a luxurious haven for rejuvenation and relaxation.
The beautiful beach on the island of Lido is a gorgeous affair: hire a cabana and soak up the sun on the pristine sands of your own private stretch of beach.
Squero di San Trovaso
Head deep into the heart of the Dorsoduro district to the Squero di San Trovaso to view the bustle of one of the last functioning Venetian gondola workshops.
This is an activity that Venice offers in spades, every street has a dozen shops selling molded glass, masks for Carnevale, even flamenco outfits. Nothing is out of reach: the streets adjoining San Marco square are the best for high-end labels, for hand-made prints of the highest standard visit La Casa del Tintoretto and pick up an exclusive woodprint, copperplate or engraving.
Ristorante Acqua Pazza is a sprawling Neapolitan restaurant popular with chic locals and visiting Italians, which is the best recommendation an establishment of its kind can receive. Serving delicious, but unnervingly large, pizza made with local produce among other gems, the quality of food here is excelsior and shouldn’t be missed.