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Leslie's Venice

 Although Venice has been around for over 1000 years, many visitors to “La Serenissima” try to see the sights in just a few days. Leslie suggest that you stay as long as you can in her hometown of Venice to experience the wonderful museums, palazzos, art exhibitions, islands, churches, artisans, cuisine, and neighbourhoods. The off season is especially relaxing and you can enjoy and live Venice like a Venetian! See Leslie's Guide for more detailed suggestions of things to do, places to stay and favorite restaurants.  

​See Leslie's Guide

Stay in the heart of Venice at Casa del Carro Venice Design Apartments. This renovated townhouse features the design and renovation of Leslie and her architect husband, Michele Benzoni. Stay for a few days or live in luxury for a few months to truly explore the Venetian lifestyle. 

Rent Casa Del Carro Apartment


Visit Genninger Studio, located in the heart of the museum district, in the Dorsoduro’s Sestiere. We are right around the corner from The Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Salute Church, in the picturesque Campiello Barbaro. See Contact for store hours or book an appointment.

Book an Appointment


Things to do

  • Visit Genninger Studio

  •  Visit the Island of Murano ​with Leslie

  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection

  • Fondazione Cini-Island of S. Giorgio

  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco

  • Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the Terrace

  • ​Collateral Events​ of the Biennale of Art

  • Venice Music Project Concert 

  • A Night at the Opera La Fenice

  • Island of Torcello 



  • Al Milion

  • Osteria San Marco

  • Ristorante Cantinone Storico

  • Guna/A Beccafico

  • Acqua Pazza

  • Alla Madonna

  • Ristorante S. Angelo

  • Ai Artisti

  • Busa Della Torre (Da Lele) on Murano

  • TEN Restaurant


Treats, Drinks & Chicchetti

  • Al Nono Colussi
  • Caffè Florian
  • Gritti Palace Hotel Riva Bar
  • Al Bottegon già Schiavi
  • Ca' Fujiyama Tea House

Places to stay

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