Travelers making a pilgrimage to Venice this year will be pleased to discover the city’s historical haunts and classic-meets-new restaurants, as well as hotels breathing life into what can sometimes be a staid tourist town. Nowhere is this renewal more evident than in the Northern Lagoon, where hotelier and restaurateur, Matteo Bisol is restoring and preserving a clutch of candy-colored homes on the islands of Burano and Mazzorbo.
It’s Bisol’s passion to identify and share with guests what he calls “Native Venice,” a region of the lagoon with its own unique cultural and culinary traditions. He does this best at his restaurants, Osteria Contemporanea and the Michelin star awarded, Venissa, both on quiet Mazzorbo Island. He also tends to an award-winning vineyard and vegetable gardens all visible from Bisol’s handful of recently renovated suites. You come here to chill out and immerse in the culinary traditions of The Lagoon that can be easily missed in Venice.