Macarons and Mayhem Guide: Venice


  • Gelatolandia: Small walk-up in Lido with daily changing flavors including an exceptional lemon sorbet


  • Hotel Cipriani: If you can’t snag a poolside lunch reservation, stop by for a Bellini or twelve and people watching
  • Harry’s Bar: Same Cipriani group makes more Bellinis in this classic location


  • Al Cavaliere: Easy spot for a snack from the beach or meal at odd time
  • Venissa: This will undoubtedly be one of the best meals of your trip
The intimate vineyards of Venissa/Mazzorboro.


  • Ausonia Hungaria: Five star perfection with a spa, pool, and rooftop bar that reminds you how smart you were to take in Venice from afar in the steamy evenings
Peaceful poolscape at Ausonia Hungaria.


  • Mazzorboro: A secret island connected via bridge to Burano and hosting the perfection that is the Venissa complex
  • Burano: Crayon-box colored island home to lace, cookies, and many, many tourists. Go early.
  • Lido: Beach locale of the Venice Film Festival. Go or stay as a respite from the mainland of Venice
It’s impossible to be unhappy in Burano.



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