Carmela Cipriani

Courtesy of Carmela Cipriani.

Carmela Cipriani

Courtesy of Carmela Cipriani.

Carmela Cipriani

Courtesy of Carmela Cipriani.

Harry's Bar

Courtesy of Harry's Bar.

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Venice

Punta della Dogana, Harry’s Bar, and More: Carmela Cipriani’s Venice

All this week in preparation for the 2019 Biennale Arte, we’re hearing from leading design, art, culture, and lifestyle experts on how they enjoy Venice.

“I love to see art at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection—a house and a museum that reminds me of my youth. I love the garden and the view of the Grand Canal from the terrace. I remember Peggy when I was a little girl in her garden with her 12 Pekingese dogs. She was an eccentric lady and used to inspire me. I also love Punta della Dogana, belonging to the Pinault Foundation, that brings the signature of the minimalist Japanese architect Tadao Ando. It’s probably ‘the place’ with the most representative works of contemporary art. The rooms of the Foundation are works of art themselves! My favorite stop for a risotto is Harry’s Dolci alla Giudecca and fritto misto at the Ancient Carampane. A stop is a must for the oldest ‘cicchetti’ place in Venice—Cantina Do Mori in Rialto, open only during market hours. I love to walk and get lost in the fields behind the walls of the basilica in Torcello, which I consider the most beautiful island in the lagoon. During my lazy afternoons, I often walk in the district of San Pietro di Castello, a still and peaceful place, where beyond a long wooden bridge I admire the green field of the first basilica in Venice with its crooked bell tower. A magic place… You also can’t miss Harry’s Bar. My family! And another
family-owned and -operated place since 1987, Al Covo in Castello.”

Carmela Cipriani, Artist and Author
@melacipriani

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