Venice & Friuli

Mankind’s centre of gravity for eleven centuries and more, Venice deserves all credit for piecing together the East and the West showcasing human creative genius all the way along the bank of its canals. La Fenice Opera theater and the glittering Film Festival, the world famous Carnival and La Biennale, are just some of the iconic landmarks; they appear on the world's culture and calendar. Comprised of over 110 islands, connected by bridges and winding canals, with the Grand Canal at the center, the city of Marco Polo reveals priceless art at every corner topped with cutting-edge permanent collections - Peggy Guggenheim, Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi – and over 200 churches tracing the city’s heritage all the way back to St Mark’s Basilica.

 
Rialto Bridge from the Grand Canal - San Polo, San Marco

Rialto Bridge from the Grand Canal - San Polo, San Marco

View of San G.Maggiore - Riva degli Schiavoni

View of San G.Maggiore - Riva degli Schiavoni

Red Mullet bruschetta - Aquileia

Red Mullet bruschetta - Aquileia

Bridge of Sighs - Riva degli Schiavoni

Bridge of Sighs - Riva degli Schiavoni

Sarde in Saor - private kitchen

Sarde in Saor - private kitchen

Saint Mark’s Basilica and Square - San Marco

Saint Mark’s Basilica and Square - San Marco

Saffron & liquorice risotto - Le Calandre***

Saffron & liquorice risotto - Le Calandre***

Private Gondola on the Grand Canal

Private Gondola on the Grand Canal

Sage flavoured quail - Lokanda Devetak 1870

Sage flavoured quail - Lokanda Devetak 1870

Juicy, tasty, tender mixed grill fish platter - San Polo

Juicy, tasty, tender mixed grill fish platter - San Polo

Tasting at Gravner Estate - Oslavia

Tasting at Gravner Estate - Oslavia

Skyline of Venice, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge - Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Skyline of Venice, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge - Fondaco dei Tedeschi