Back to Burano – Scarves & Go Fish

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This weekend we made a pilgrimage back to our favorite island in the Venetian Lagoon – Burano. 

One reason it is special is that it takes a little work to get there.

We have to walk to Fondamente Nova – the quay on the other end of town and the board a vaparetto for about a 40-minute ride out in the lagoon. 

But it is so worth it.  


They are famous for lace – and have the best source of scarves anywhere.  If you know me, you know this is my jam!  I always stock up.  Each shop is a little different – from everyday scarves to colorful scarves to handmade heirloom-quality scarves.  Here is me – very happy with my newly-acquired scarves. : )

My favorite shop is Martina Vidal.  They are especially meaningful to me because they helped me put together my wedding dress when we eloped in Venice 7 years ago. We went back and forth to Burano many times that trip for fittings.

And a picture of the dress . . .

And Go Fish!!

We also always pay a visit to Da Romano, which has been run by the same family for four generations. 

Photos of celebrities dining there line the wall, and numerous travel shows have highlighted their food.

The patriarch is 84 and still working – he and Frank always take a picture together. 

Their “risotto di Go” made with the “Goby” or “Go” fish (found only in the Venetian Lagoon) is amazing. 

I will leave you with a 2- minute video of how Go risotto is made and showing some of the other dishes we had (featuring Anthony Bourdain) – .

Buon Apetito!

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