Worlds away from the flurry of tourists ambling along the Grand Canal, the quiet vineyard of Venissa Wine Resort lies hidden from view on the tiny island of Mazzorbo. Set in a charming manor house, enclosed by ancient walls and towered over by a 13th century bell tower, it seems frozen in time and offers a different image of the lagoon: one that is peaceful and exceedingly bucolic. Mazzorbo is home to only 350 people and lies largely under the radar of its more popular neighbor, the colorful island of Burano, so stepping onto the vineyard feels like discovering one of the lagoon’s best-kept secrets.
Rooms & Amenities
The estate's charming 6-room guesthouse is the epitome of laid-back, minimalist elegance. Fitted with exclusive furnishings and works of art, Venissa’s air-conditioned rooms come with exposed-beam ceilings, parquet floors, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a desk. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer, exclusive toiletries, and vanity set.
Every morning enjoy homemade cakes, yogurt and hot drinks, together with cold cuts and cheese for a sweet and savory breakfast served in the dining room.
Located on the bottom floor of the guesthouse is the osteria serving delicious local fare, while across the grounds is Venissa's Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurant, which has become a sought-after destination for international foodies thanks to the chefs' innovative take on the local ingredients used in their dishes, many of which come from the estate's beautiful heirloom garden. Guests can also purchase the Dorona varietal white wine on site.