Dancer Alessio Carbone's Venice Travel Playbook celebrates the beauty, surrealism and romance of his home.

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Osteria ai Pugni

Wine bar
Fondamenta Gherardini, 2836, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Osteria ai Pugni

"A typical, easy Venetian meal. The manager of the place he's super Venetian, he welcomes everybody, not only the Venetians, but also the tourists, like a family. It's really incredible —  this person is so warm and the food is good; the feeling is good."

Alessio CARBONE

Gelateria Nico

Ice cream shop
Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo, 922, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
Gelateria Nico

"The Gelateria Nico has the speciality, the gianduja, which is a piece of gianduja chocolate with the chantilly cream on top and this particular place, it's famous, everybody knows gianduiotto chez Nico."

Alessio CARBONE

Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia

Museum
Calle della Carità, 1050, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia

"It's a public museum. I like every single tableau because you have this game of lights that all these moments of Tiziano Vecelli and Paolo Veronese — they were really the masters of this kind of particular light. And it probably reminds me of this game of colors and light that Venice offers."

Alessio CARBONE

Venice Lido

Neighborhood
30126 Metropolitan City of Venice
Venice Lido

"The Lido it's really the place where you can see all the Venetians going during the summer. A lot of Venetians that don't like to live in Venice go to the Lido  to really live there. And so every morning they they take the vaporetto (ferry) and they come to Venice for school or for work."

Alessio CARBONE

Teatro La Fenice

Performing arts theater
Campo S. Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Teatro La Fenice

"The most incredible theater in the world. It's not very big compared to the ones in Napoli, but it's 10 times more beautiful. It's very Baroque inside, and when you look up there is a statue of people bringing together their hands and it makes me think that art brings people together."

Alessio CARBONE

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