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By admin | September 30 2007
Elite Traveler has selected the most exclusive VIP experiences available in Venice
The Doge’s Palace is arguably the most popular tourist destination in the city.
The former residence of the Doge of Venice, this Gothic palace was built to impress – and still does. Constructed between 1309 and 1324, the design and materials used were the best Venice could offer, to remind visiting popes and princes just who was in charge. The political, cultural and artistic nerve center of the ancient city empire, the Palace is an architectural marvel decorated with the works of many great Masters including Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. The elected Doge headed a ‘serene’ system of government that lasted more than a thousand years. Facing the Venetian Lagoon and Saint Mark’s Square, the Palace has more visitors than any other museum in the city. However, a private after-hours tour will give you the opportunity to experience the Palace in a calmer atmosphere, in the knowledgeable company of your own personal guide.
Learn how to source and prepare Venetian cuisine from the ‘Cooking Countess’ herself, Enrica Rocca.
Enrica is a chef and restaurateur who was born in Venice and knows the best markets in the city from which to select provenance for your gastronomic feast. Choose from the following classes:
While Enrica shows you the secrets of how to prepare the very best Italian recipes, a professional sommelier will introduce you to the art of matching the perfect wine with different dishes. Tastings can be tailored to guests’ requirements.
Explore the Rialto market with Enrica, who will show you how to identify the best and freshest of ingredients for your cooking.
Learn how to cook a full Venetian dinner integrating ancient spices that were used in traditional Venetian cuisine.
Over a glass of wine, watch Enrica prepare a delicious Italian dinner as she talks you through the art of Italian cooking.
Erica’s team can also organize tailor-made private parties in palazzos for up to 100 guests.
Countess Enrica Rocca
+39 338 634 3839
Dorsoduro 568/A, 30123 Venice