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. 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) –