Viola Arrivabene’s Venice Picks

30 Mar 2022

Fashion designer and woman about town Viola Arrivabene shares her favorite Venetian gems, reflecting her passion for food, drinks, art, books, and fashion. Viola lives the Venetian dream, living atop the museum-like Aman Venice Hotel with her sister Vera, with whom she founded the successful fashion brand ViBi Venezia.

Palazzo Fortuny is my favourite palazzo, they always have the best exhibitions in town.
Palazzo Fortuny is my favourite palazzo, they always have the best exhibitions in town.
You absolutely cannot miss the guided tour at La Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
You absolutely cannot miss the guided tour at La Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
Giberto Venezia at Sant' Angelo – You must stop by this boutique for the glassware!
Giberto Venezia at Sant' Angelo – You must stop by this boutique for the glassware!
Make sure to get here in time for the sunset, especially in the summer! In the winter, Harry’s Bar is a must for a Bellini.
Make sure to get here in time for the sunset, especially in the summer! In the winter, Harry’s Bar is a must for a Bellini.
Within a renovated palazzo in the Rialto district, La Naranzaria is the perfect place for an Aperol Spritz. It is my favourite spot for a drink with friends!
Within a renovated palazzo in the Rialto district, La Naranzaria is the perfect place for an Aperol Spritz. It is my favourite spot for a drink with friends!
Libreria Acqua Alta is my favourite library in the world.
Libreria Acqua Alta is my favourite library in the world.
Before you travel to Venice and walk the cobblestone streets like a true Venetian, make sure to shop Vibi Venezia's typical gondolier shoe, Le Furlane.
Before you travel to Venice and walk the cobblestone streets like a true Venetian, make sure to shop Vibi Venezia's typical gondolier shoe, Le Furlane.
I love to stay at Aman Venice. During the summer, I often have an afternoon drink in the canal-side garden. Guests will enjoy a feast of the finest Italian delicacies with accompanying live music. During the winter, the piano nobile, or the main floor of the hotel, is the perfect setting for a dinner with friends.
I love to stay at Aman Venice. During the summer, I often have an afternoon drink in the canal-side garden. Guests will enjoy a feast of the finest Italian delicacies with accompanying live music. During the winter, the piano nobile, or the main floor of the hotel, is the perfect setting for a dinner with friends.
Fondazione Prada – You cannot miss this contemporary art museum, designed by Rem Koolhaas.
Fondazione Prada – You cannot miss this contemporary art museum, designed by Rem Koolhaas.
Located on my favourite island of Burano, Gatto Nero is the perfect place to have lunch.
Located on my favourite island of Burano, Gatto Nero is the perfect place to have lunch.
You must stop by Trattoria Antiche Carampane for lunch. The tagliolini alla Granseola is the best ever.
You must stop by Trattoria Antiche Carampane for lunch. The tagliolini alla Granseola is the best ever.