Venice, Italy
Lorenzo, 54
Dreamer, Writer and Editor
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a writer and editor because it's the only way I know to express how I feel and what I think about life

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

You really want to know that ? To Much To Ask by Niall Horan, Vorrei by Francesco Guccini, Ballad of a sad young man by Hugh Coltman, Septembre by Barbara, Ain't gonna loose you by Brett Dennen, Let's by Ivry Lider, Andante concerto n.21 for piano by Mozart, Not Going Anywhere by Keren Ann...

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Ruga Giuffa

Name some spots in Venice that are good for a Tinder date.

Punta della dogana at midnight, Torcello at the Locanda Cipriani in November, on a boat during the Redentore night, up at the Campanile of San Giorgio...

Who’s your hero and where in Venice would you take them out for a serious hang?

Corto Maltese at the Paradiso Perduto for some music on live

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Barena, Emile Lafaurie and Mr. Porter

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

The Hard Rock Café

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Spend a night in the Palazzo ducale

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Venice that you particularly like?

Yes but I keep it secret

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Venice? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

The Cip's Club del Belmond-Cipriani at La Giudecca for a tea-pool party. Nice place, if you like to be surrounded by old and famous new rich people. Very good service, nice swimming-pool, quietness, and a raffinate tea for a lot of money. They bring you there freely from San Marco.

What restaurant in Venice looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

The Paradiso Perduto from outside but all they serve is delicious, like at home !

Where can you get the best cocktail in Venice? Which one do you like?

The best Bellini in town is at the Danieli and the best Spritz (order it with Select) is at the Osteria Al Squero in Dorsoduro

Where would you take your partner in Venice if you wanted to really pamper them?

On a bench under the trees in front of the Bacino di San Marco at Sant'Elena

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

TRAMEZZINI (tonno-uova, prosciutto-funghi, gamberreti,...) SARDE IN SAOR and BACALA MANTECATO

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Venice?

Palazzo Grassi

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Venice?

Museo Correr

What are the Venice spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Punta della Dogana, San Giacomo dell'Orio, Campanile di San Giorgio, Torcello, Venezia from the Giudecca...

Tomorrow’s your last day in Venice. How do you spend it?

An early morning macchiato with a croissant at Rosa Salva in campo San Giovanni e Paolo, a visit at the Querini Stampalia to see the paintings I love, a glass of Soave with tramezzini in a bar somewhere by Cannaregio or alla Toletta, crossing the grand canal in traghetto, having a gianduioto at Nico's gelateria on the Zattere, some ciccheti in an osteria and a long night walk all around the city passing by Piazza San Marco by midnight to hear the Marangona's bell.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Lindos (Rhodes) in Greece because of the beaches there.

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