Venissa Venice (Isola di Mazzorbo), Italy

“A charming and chic restaurant with rooms, set in two acres of vineyard, on an idyllic island . A gastronomic delight off the beaten track, a half hour boat ride from downtown Venice. Rooms are simple and elegant with beamed ceilings and clean design. A foodies haven.”

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“The islands in the Venetian lagoon feel special at the best of times, but as the vaporetti come to take Burano’s day trippers back to their hotels, you’ll find yourself left in a very peaceful and special spot. Across a wooden bridge from colourful Burano, lies the island of Mazzorbo, home to Venissa – a new addition to the island as of 2010, named after the local wine. A brick wall marks the boundaries of this family-owned foodie retreat, behind which lie orchards, vegetable gardens and vineyards. Inside, the six rooms have white walls and modern minimalist furniture, interrupted only by wooden-beamed ceilings, and colourful bedcovers. Chef Paola Budel has made a huge name for herself and you’ll adore sipping prosecco and sampling her exciting, superbly presented and imagined local delicacies. One of a handful of special places in Venice.”

Written by  Helena Hamlyn

Other reviews

Venissa

"Venissa is on Mazzorbo, a lagoon island a short ferry ride from Venice proper."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The chic Venice hotel on its own island

"The family slowly transformed farm buildings, fishermen's houses and a wine cellar into a comfortable six-room hotel with prices that compare well with anything on offer in Venice itself."

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

Secret Venice

"While a pavilion behind, opening onto the vineyard, is now a restaurant presided over by one of Italy's most promising young chefs, Paola Budel, formerly of the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

Venissa, on Isola di Mazzorbo

"At the helm of Venissa’s kitchen is Paola Budel, who relies on all things local: produce from the estate’s vast vegetable gardens; lagoon fish like eels, mullet and crabs stocked in their nearby fish farm; and oysters culled from beds on the neighboring beach."

Originally published by The New York Times (view article)

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Facilities

Outdoor dining
Towelling robes
Meeting Room
Cots available
No pets
Sit-out Terrace
Good wine list
Free wifi
Wifi
Restaurant
Garden
Child friendly
Satellite / Cable TV
Air conditioning

Activities

Sailing
The hotel will organise boat tours to the surrounding islands.
Hotel Entertainment
Spend your days soaking up the atmosphere in this charming hideaway and working way through the winelist.
Great walks
Take an evening stroll around Mazzorbo, the views are sensational as the sun goes down on the lagoon.
Fishing
Fish for soft shell crabs with local fisherman, the perfect opportunity to catch your dinner.
Golf
The golf course on the Lido is excellent and easily accessible from the hotel.
Wine tasting
Take a tour of the Prosecco vineyards with a hotel expert guide.
Sights nearby
Burano is a short stroll away - a photographers paradise.

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6 rooms from $111 per night

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Recommended for

Foodies
The Michelin star restaurant headed by super chef Paola Budel, focuses on local produce and is undeniably one of Venice's best.
Hideaway
A perfect escape for those discerning travellers who would rather a rustic chic retreat to five star glitz and crowds.

Activities

Sailing
The hotel will organise boat tours to the surrounding islands.
Hotel Entertainment
Spend your days soaking up the atmosphere in this charming hideaway and working way through the winelist.
Great walks
Take an evening stroll around Mazzorbo, the views are sensational as the sun goes down on the lagoon.
Fishing
Fish for soft shell crabs with local fisherman, the perfect opportunity to catch your dinner.
Golf
The golf course on the Lido is excellent and easily accessible from the hotel.
Wine tasting
Take a tour of the Prosecco vineyards with a hotel expert guide.
Sights nearby
Burano is a short stroll away - a photographers paradise.

Other highlights

Free wifi
Views
Dreamy views of the lagoon.
Secluded setting
Gourmet
Quiet
Sit-out Terrace
Full of character
Good wine list
Romantic
Restaurant
Boutique
Chic
Child friendly
On an island
Restaurant with rooms
Charming
Luxury
Intimate

Hotel size

6 rooms
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