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The 57th edition of the Venice Biennale, VIVA ARTE VIVA, is off to a powerful start. At the fair, you’ll find copies of Whitewaller Venice—out now to help guide you through the busy art fair and the bustling Italian city. Below, we’re sharing tips on where to go for dinner, drinks, and art inspiration from hotel manager of The Westin Europa & Regina, Alessandra Pagano.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
My favorite restaurant is the RivAcqua, for location, view, service, and for the best scartosso in the city. When I’m wanting something special to drink, I go to Giorgio Fadda at Bar Tiepolo. Giorgio’s Moscow Mule is the best in Venice. I also love to go to AMO, the newest offer in Venice inside the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
WHERE TO SEE ART
I recommend a visit to the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum, where you can find paintings by Giambattista Tiepolo and Pietro Longhi. Another place I enjoy is the Querini Stampalia Foundation, with precious furniture, paintings, porcelains, and frescos from important artists such as Giovanni Bellini. Contemporary art fans will enjoy a visit to Punta della Dogana or Palazzo Grassi, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
Venice is full of hidden gardens, many of which belong to private Venetian families or public institutions. These gardens are often rich in art, fountains, and rare plants and have a magical atmosphere. And there is so much silence.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Whitewaller Venice, out now.