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Leslie's Venice

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Venice enjoys a rich and unique history dating over 1600 years, yet many visitors to "La Serenissima" try to see the sights in just a few days. Leslie suggests staying as long as possible in her hometown of Venice to experience the beautiful museums, palazzos, art exhibitions, islands, churches, artisans, cuisine, and neighborhoods. The off-season is incredibly relaxing, and you can enjoy and live in Venice like a Venetian! See "Leslie's Guide" for more details on her favorite things to do, places to stay, and preferred restaurants. For a truly unique experience, visit the Island of Murano with Leslie and enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to her favorite Glass Masters and artists.

Leslie's Favourites

Places to Stay


-Casa del Carro Venice Design Apartment -Ca’ Della Corte -Ca’ Pisani Hotel

Things to Do


-Genninger Studio -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

Waiter with Tray

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

Stay at Casa del Carro Venice Design Apartments


​Stay in the heart of Venice at Casa del Carro Venice Design Apartments. Leslie and her architect husband, Michele Benzoni, recently designed and restored this 17th C. Townhouse just around the corner from Piazza San Marco on a quiet street. Stay for a few days or live in luxury for a few months to truly explore the Venetian lifestyle. 

Visit Genninger Studio


​Visit Genninger Studio 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 to visit in person or online for a virtual tour with Leslie.

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