This morning before our cooking class we took an early stroll through the Rialto fish and farmers market, the variety was spectacular. Culinary inspiration at every turn! Our imaginations ran wild and by the time we put our aprons on and began to cook we were so ready and so excited to create and taste using the freshest ingredients we had seen in a long time.
A beautiful gondola ride led us through the small canals to the grand canal and the Palazzo Danieli Excelsior for dinner at the Terrazza Danieli offering unparalleled views that span Venice: from the Giudecca and Grand Canals past the island of San Giorgio to the Venice Lido and beyond. Absolutely one of the most beautiful places to dine in The city. It was an unforgettable and special last evening in Venice for both of us.
Hotel Cipriani | Giudecca 10
Take a look at the diamond dragon bracelet/ring combo on Pepper’s hand, containing 49kt of diamonds and 208 grams of gold priced at 300k.
After lunch we headed to see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century.
We arrived in Venice and headed through the canals via Gondola accompanied by the beautiful sounds of singing gondoliers.
Our fabulous hotel, Palace Bonvecchiati had amazing views of the canals from the open windows and offered the perfect combination of a warm and modern, home away from home.
We had breakfast on the rooftop at the Hotel Bauer to enjoy the Vogalonga. The event is a celebration of non motorized boats of all kinds that travel through the grand canal as a peaceful testimony against wave motion, which is so dangerous for the city of Venice and the lagoon.
After a nice stroll along the canal and some shopping, we stopped by the original, Harry’s Bar opened May 13, 1931 by Giuseppe Cipriani. There is just something quintessential about sitting in the small bar or in the upstairs dining room with the internationally refined, elite clientele. Once a patron of HB, always a loyal friend. We once spent NYE there and enjoyed the most amazing fireworks over the Grand Canal!
We enjoyed a coffee and some wonderful music at St. Marks Square and enjoyed some of the best people watching in Venice.
There is so much to see, hear, taste and enjoy in the floating city, making the possibilities truly endless!