Find yourself, your real self …. live Venezia as a local!
Venezia and its picture-perfect canals…. You may get lost while admiring the many waterside palazzi! Venice is a romantic idyll. Approximately 18 million tourists pile onto the floating city each year.
However, this is not the Venezia I have in mind.
There is another one…. One that only the locals know…
A better way to keep our sanity intact if we have any!
A hometown for ourselves….a pastiche of ‘in-the-know’ restaurants, underground bars, quiet piazzas and calmer, outlying islands.
La Mia Venezia …. Here is what I have to offer you …
Arrival in Venice: Tuesday 8th October
Departure: Monday 14th October
- English speaking tour escort
- 6 nights accommodation.
- Minimum of a 4-star hotel.
- 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners.
- Opera and everything else mentioned in the itinerary.
- Airport to hotel transfers in Venice
- Water taxi, bikes
- $4899 per person
Let me take you there …
Private water taxi to Lido di Venezia which will transfer/transport you to your 4 star hotel. Once settled, you will meet me at a typical restaurant in Lido for your welcome lunch. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss the style of food and cooking class menus which we will be cooking in the next few days.
Optional, why not join us for dinner if you are over your jet leg?
Aprons on…. Let’s cook how the Venetians do!
At your morning leisure, you will get to know your way around this magical island. You will collect your bike and cycle around, feeling just like a local.
You will then meet me at 2pm at one of our local greengrocers to purchase the final ingredients for the beautiful meals you will be cooking.
Let me take you to the real Italian flavours, the flavours of Venice. Dinner will be served on my balcony. Good food, wine, candle lights and the spectacular view of Venice from the roof top!
Discover Venice… discover Venice the right way…. Organized by a local tour operator you will be vising the most famous sights. You will shop at one of the most famous fish markets in Italy, the Rialto market, and will be guided to discover Venice and its hidden secrets… Venice and its little streets, canals, unique colours and discolours which make Venice simply an eternal postcard.
Walk… and enjoy…. Arrive at your hotel… too much wine??? Take a little rest….
Meet me for dinner in one of our locals in Lido. Don’t worry, in Italy we only eat after 8pm – plenty of time for a good siesta until you are ready to tell me all about your day.
This will be a very interesting day to enjoy and visit the glass factory in Murano and see the art of blowing glasses at work!
We will have lunch at Murano, where I will take you to one of my favourite spots. Here guests will be able to relax, enjoy and appreciate good food in a warm, quiet atmosphere with locals.
In the afternoon we will be visiting Burano – a place that specialises in lace wares and finally Tocelli.
Return to Lido. Dinner at your own pleasure.
Enjoy your morning, take your bike and discover Lido. You will be located very close to the beaches and it goes without saying that Lido has one of the best Golf Courses in the world. Meet me at 4pm at my apartment for our cooking class. We will enjoy a unique dinner, candles and excellent wine.
Visiting Malamocco, a beautiful fishing village. We will have lunch at a typical artisan restaurant and then head to the exclusive Hotel Excelsior for an ombra (a glass of wine).
Freshen up and get ready to meet at the Santa Maria Elisabetta, vaporetto station. We will be going to the Fenicia, The Venetian Opera House, and enjoy a night at the Opera.
We will then have dinner at one of the best restaurants in Venice. (This might be around 10pm)
Making desserts…. And at night, the fantastic cicchetti tour!!!
Today is our final day together. We will be spending the morning making desserts, admiring La Dolce Vita, having lunch and appreciating good wine.
A little siesta for some may be needed in the afternoon and later on we will be heading to the best of Venice- the Cicchetti bars. Cicchetti are old-style tapas bars where we will have little nibbles and a Venetian spritz — prosecco, Aperol or Campari, sparkling water and a slice of lemon or orange.
Last chance to say goodbye to this beautiful city… to buy a little something for you or for someone else you left behind. It is your time. Time for you to feel Venice. We will be organizing your transfer to the airport.
From us is goodbye…. Have a safe trip and see you soon, very soon here in Italy.
…until next year!!!!