Burano really is a little slice of heaven, and we’re at once glad and a little sad that most Venice visitors miss it. We’re proud to say that Doug discovered the wonders of Trattoria da Romano a couple of decades before Tony Bourdain “discovered” it. 🙂
Sounds, sights, and smells of the best seafood you’ll ever have.
Earlier we posted the view from on the old bridge over the Arno; here we see it from a higher perspective as the river passes under the Medieval wonder.
Perhaps *the* piazza to end all piazze. 🙂 This is a pretty good sized crowd for the time of year (late October), but the weather’s been fantastic.
My favorite sestiere (Venice is dividing into six districts called sestiere) has some great restaurants. Here’s a quick peek at the table one of Doug’s tours enjoyed there. Looks and sounds festive! Who’s ready for un bicchhiere di vino?
The view of San Michele from Fondamenta Nuove; the final resting place of Ezra Pound, Christian Doppler (as in the Doppler effect), and Igor Stravinsky among many others, the island is a mere stones throw from Cannaregio.
This is one of my favorite vaporetto stops; from here we hop rides to Torcello, Burano, and of course Murano.
The striking view from the Florentine landmark as shoppers and locals stroll about. Come see it with us!
Imagine Venice at the height of its power, being the most influential person there…and having this view in your backyard.
A quick peek at what it looks like when you hop off the vaporetto and walk past some of the restaurants and glass shops that line the sidewalk and canal. As much as I love watching travel shows on TV and seeing canned professional shots executed from afar, these brief, more personal shots our clients captured are way more intimate and give you a better feel for what it’s really like.
Another peek into the genius of a Doug Sassi tour, and the wonders of Florence at night. Have a delicious meal at a family run restaurant that offers the the authentic Tuscan culinary experience, and then stroll around with Doug and see the romance and mystery Italy offers the nocturnal.
And thusly make room for some gelato.
I’ll have to ask Doug to fill in the rest of the Mark Twain reference he’s making here. 🙂
Imagine walking into this ancient place and being greeted by those dulcet tones. Lovely!