Normally accustomed to a constant flow of tourists, the Covid pandemic has allowed Venetians to reclaim Venice for themselves. Alain Bullo, Maître de Maison of the Londra Palace Hotel and a Venetian by birth, reveals some lesser-known gems of this remarkable island city.
Cementing a reputation built on the prestigious Le Calandre restaurant, in Rubano, northern Italy, brothers Max and Raf Alajmo have spun a web that shines brightly in Italy itself and dazzles across Europe. Woven through it is the secret of their gastronomic success: the intensity of family spirit.
The history of Venice tells a story of a city that stretches far beyond its iconic islands and canals. From the 16th to 18th centuries, it expanded across the waters of the lagoon, to the mainlands of Veneto, where it became equally renowned for the majestic villas built along the Brenta river.