Venice and Venissa and floods!

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The indomitable and audacious Travelling Gourmet TM tells you about one of…

MY favourite places to stay and dine in Venice called Venissa the only home of the ancient Dorona grape of Venetian nobility. Now suffering from the terrible floods that have hit Venice. However, Venissa on Mazzorbo Island is very resourceful and is making the best of it!


Il 12 novembre rimarrà nella memoria di molti a Venezia, la seconda acqua alta più grande di sempre ha colpito la laguna. La vigna è stata completamente sommersa e solo in primavera sapremo se le piante saranno in grado di sopravvivere.

Lo spirito di Venezia ci ha portato a rialzarci velocemente, dal 13 novembre l’Osteria Contemporanea di Venissa, le camere del Wine Resort e quelle di Casa Burano sono regolarmente aperte, la situazione nelle isole è tornata alla normalità e siamo pronti a proporvi un calendario di eventi per questa stagione.

Amiamo queste isole quando il turismo rallenta, l’autunno è il periodo ideale per scoprire una laguna silenziosa e dai colori tenui.

Meanwhile, mio buon amico Gianluca Bisol and his son Matteo are trying to save the ancient Dorona grapevines which were also flooded…

Large parts of central Venice are under water again, including Piazza San Marco, as another exceptionally high tide inundated the Italian city.

Three of the worst 10 floods since records began in Venice, nearly a hundred years ago, have now happened in a week.

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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