One of our favorite meals in the world is the grilled branzino, filleted table side by our good friend Massimo, and served in the incomparable Trattoria da Romano’s outside seating. A little drizzle of olive oil, a squirt of fresh lemon, and the only restaurant in Venice allowed to cook over an open flame shows you why it’s worth traveling around the world for.
Take heed. You know who you are.
Abandoned for many years now, I wonder if maybe il Sindaco Brugnaro will let me buy it and fix it up. Sassi Italy Tours World HQ in the lagoon? Why not!
This looks pretty perfect, eh?
Always, click for the real full size image to appreciate.
Burano’s slightly less traveled sister island is Mazzorbo. It’s a lovely, quiet little sleeper you pass by on the vaporetto on the way to see the painted gems of Burano. We can think of no better place to buy a quiet little estate when you win the lottery.
The famous lobster linguine or spaghetti (depends on the night) at Osteria al Mascaron in Castello. One of the best plates you’ll ever have, bar none. A magical seafood flavor we love to pair with a Lugana.
This view never gets old! Click for the full size.
Shot this a little while ago from Burano. You can see when you zoom in the smoke stack spewing bunker fuel fumes into the air; you can see the gigantic scale on the cruise ship compared to the Venetian skyline. It’s a monstrous floating city that dwarves the delicate city next to it.
It’s plain as day why the cruise ships need to be docked away from Venice. Click for a full size image that really drives the point home.