Just in time for Venice Carnival in February, style titan Alberta Ferretti shares the sites she returns to once more and all over again in the floating city. 

1st impressions of Venice

“This metropolis is a magical area for me. Some of my earliest memories are of becoming right here with my loved ones, my wonderment at looking at streets of drinking water, floating structures suspended concerning sea and sky. It was like a fairy tale manufactured true.”

Ought to-take a look at museum

“The Doge’s Palace is a landmark, with its gilded frescoes focused to the Venetian Republic. In the Dorsoduro district, the Ca’ Rezzonico is a time capsule of 18th-century culture, artwork, and architecture. You can find also the Museo Fortuny, a a little bit mysterious but wholly charming gallery in the Palazzo Pesaro Orfei.”

Artwork from the 2017 Venice Biennale

Nancy Lova

Go-to restaurant

“Do not get me started off on the joys of Venetian delicacies! If I had to pick out a favored, it would be Harry’s Dolci. My pal Carmela Cipriani always has a unique table for me with a spectacular watch of the waterfront. Between the specialities is the well known carpaccio—invented here by Giuseppe Cipriani in the 1950s—and the deliciously creamy baccalà mantecato, a classic starter of whipped salt cod, which I can in no way get more than enough of.”

Beloved resort

“I love the Excelsior, the palatial Renaissance-fulfills-Moorish lodge on the Lido. It has its possess beach and is the position to be for the movie competition. But my favorite is Ca’ Sagredo, which has basic grandeur but with an intimate environment.”

Shopping insider secrets

“I adore jewelry, and Venice is a treasure trove of it. A stop by to Nardi in San Marco is required, and so is buying eccentric items from Attilio Codognato, a tiny boutique selling memento mori. I typically acquire a boat to Murano on my never-ending quest for interval glass objects and mirrors. I also go for the just one-off blown-glass styles by Massimiliano Schiavon, a sixth-technology glassblower—he is a learn of light-weight, these a key part of the Venetian aesthetic. And I generally test to choose up coloured crystal glasses by Giberto, as nicely as masks and costumes by Antonia Sautter.”

Fantastic place for a pit halt

“The historic Caffè Florian—a superb neo-Baroque bar that opened in 1720—is an absolute ought to for a Bellini. The famous designer Walter Albini, a pioneer of Italian style, once held a demonstrate listed here. And it can be proper on Piazza San Marco—a fantastic place to admire above a espresso, viewing the hustle and bustle of Venetian lifestyle.”

This short article appeared in the January/February 2022 challenge of Condé Nast Traveler. Subscribe to the magazine below.

By Amalia