Hey, travelistas, let’s escape to Venice through the amazing photographs of Jonas Wunderman! In northern Italy, Venice is reputed to be a breath-taking beauty and a sizzling hotbed of romance. We don’t disagree. Spread over 118 tiny islands, the Queen of the Adriatic is unique indeed… as is its constant fear of sinking.
Best for: getting lost amongst canals and tiny shops filled with artisan creations, gelato twice a day in summer, partying during Carnevale (in February/March).
Nibbles: Seafood is what Venice does best. The fruits of the Adriatic are simply prepared and simply a must for any Venice visitor. Risotto with squid ink is also a local staple. Check out Osteria alla Testiere for the best fish in the biz, Il Ridotto for extravagant dinners and well-priced lunches, Anice Stellato for more fabulous fish, and Ai Gondolieri for amazing meaty dishes.
Take heed some of these great tips.
Sips: To get your drink on before, after, or during dinner: you can’t miss Orange, a restaurant and champagne lounge, in Campo Santa Margherita. Al Marca in San Polo is great for an apertif. For a serious night out, baccari (wine bars) are for you; try Al Bagolo (in Campo San Giacomo) or Enoteca Mascareta. The 947 Club is where to find the party after dark.
Top tip: Save yourself some €5 water-taxi tickets by staying on the main island.