On a trip to Venice,  don't miss a wonderful vineyard adventure on the island of Mazzorbo (linked by a short wooden bridge to Burano (a colorful island you can get to by about a one hour ferry from Venice).  The Bisol family (makers of prosecco  in Valdobbiadene since the 16th century) is restoring an ancient, abandoned vineyard on Mazzorbo, on the Scarpo Volo estate now called "Venissa." There is also "Ristorante Venissa" with a famous young chef who uses local ingredients (some from Venissa's gardens, orchard, and fish farm) according to a slow food philosophy.  There are also wine tastings. The Bisols researched the original vine called "Dorona,"  retrieving/cloning plants from all around the lagoon. A small hotel has views over the vineyard -- reasonable prices. It's just starting up so it is uncrowded and everyone is friendly! Just take the ferry to Burano and walk across the bridge to find it. It's beautiful for photographers and a nice addition to a visit to Burano.

The "Alla Maddalena" close to the water bus landing stage on Mazzorbo has served a house wine from its own vineyard on Mazzorbo for many years past.  The restaurant is well known for the local wild duck it serves in season and for its fresh seafood.


on the 4th of july 3 girls from usa and 1 guy from us and 1 girl from reggio emilia were here;they were so kind with usand one never taste mussles.....where are you?????