Pearl of the lagoon
Venissa has had a grape start in life: it’s owned by a famous family of Veneto winemakers and set within a historic walled vineyard on Mazzorbo Island. Oenophiles will be delighted to hear that tenacious vines still flourish here today; this is one of the only places in the world where you can try the rare and ancient dorona di Venezia grape variety, rescued from oblivion by the team behind the hotel. There’s more to Venissa than liquid lures, though: five relaxed rooms that overlook the lagoon or survey the vineyard, peaceful gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant run by a star-quality culinary collective. Venice is just a 50-minute boat trip away, but you won’t hear a peep (let alone a sigh) from the city at this tranquil hideaway.
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A bottle of prosecco