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.  

Scarves!!

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.  https://www.daromano.it/en/ 

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) –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLoANw-XwYo .

Buon Apetito!

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