Trip to Venice with an exclusive soprano concert in a Venetian palace, plus a walking tour in St Mark’s district
We are thrilled to announce an incredible opportunity for an unforgettable trip to Venice,
carefully curated by our friends of the Benvenuto Club of Sanremo. A special thanks to Jeryl Still, a member of
both BC Milan and BC Sanremo, for kindly extending the invitation to our group.
This exclusive excursion, scheduled from April 4th to 7th, offers a unique blend of group and individual experiences,
providing you the flexibility to customize the trip according to your preferences, schedule, and tastes.
On Friday, April 5th, two unique activities have been organized for us. Our gratitude goes to Mariangela Ranieri
(BC Sanremo) and Tatiana Meira de Agiar (International Ladies of Padua) for their contribution in making this day
HIGHLIGHTS Of THE TRIP ON FRIDAY 5 APRIL:
Tour St Mark’s Sestiere (square and district)
Time: from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Type: Walking tour Cost: €20
Lunch at a “Bacaro” wine shop
(Cantine del Vino Gia’ Schiavi)
Time: from 12:15pm. Venetian
Cicchetti (finger food) and wine.
Take away/No reservation
Palazzo Nani Bernardo with
concert and aperitivo
Time: from 3:00pm to 5:15pm Location: Palazzo Nani
Bernardo Cost: €85
Guided tour in English/Italian of the Palace (not open
to the public) and garden, lead by the owner, the Countess
Elisabetta Lucheschi Chicoski (or her collaborator)
Concert by the Soprano singer Simonetta Baldin in
Aperitivo in the Palace
Palazzo Nani Bernardo was built in the year 1550 next
to Ca’ Rezzonico and in front of Palazzo Grassi. It has
been inhabited by the same family and is decorated
with the original furniture. The garden is amongst the
largest private gardens in Venice and has the tallest
palm tree in the city and also a magnificent wisteria
tree. The film Casanova starring Heath Ledger was
filmed here in 2005.
Venice, with its six distinct districts known as
“Sestieri,” offers a rich tapestry of experiences.
Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of each
Sestiere, exploring the city’s wonders at your own pace.
Numerous captivating activities and restaurants are
available for individual bookings. The selection of
activities has been thoughtfully chosen by Mariangela
Ranieri of BC Sanremo.
Visit to the workshop of Venetian masks Ca’
Macana (Dorsoduro) – 1 hour, free
Visit to the Jewish Ghetto (Cannaregio) – free
Visit to the secret garden of the NH Collection Grand
Hotel Palazzo dei Dogi (Cannaregio – reservation needed)
Visit to the Murano Glass workshop and show room
(Murano island, Fondamenta S.Giovanni dei Battuti)
Visit to Venice Lace Museum /Museo del Merletto
View of St Mark’s Square from the terrace Fondaco dei
Tedeschi (San Marco) – 15 minutes (to be booked in advance)
“Purple hour” – watch the sunset of Venice (among
the most beautiful sunsets in the world) 19:00 to
19:30 – 2 spots: Riva degli Schiavoni (sestiere San
Marco) or Riva di Cà di Dio (sestiere Castello)
Aperitivo at Bar Dandolo at Hotel Danieli (from €23)
Gastronomia Gislon (Sestiere San Marco): to buy
your take away sandwiches
Caffe Florian for a coffee break (prices around €30)
The choice of accommodation is entirely yours – opt for
a stay at your preferred location in Venice or embark
on a daily trip from Milan to Venice. Whichever you
choose, the enchanting charm of Venice awaits you.
These are the recommended accommodations close to
St Mark’s Square (prices from €230/person/night in
a double room): Hotel Gorizia a La Valigia ***, Hotel
Antico Panada ***, Corte Barozzi Venice Suites B&B
For seamless travel, we recommend the Frecciarossa train.
The journey takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours from
Milano Centrale to Venice St Lucia (prices start from €16
one way). From the train stop, a brief 20 minute vaporetto
boat ride will transport you to the iconic St Mark’s Square.
This trip promises not only a fantastic experience in the
heart of Venice but also serves as a wonderful opportunity
to socialize with fellow international members from our
networks. Let’s make this journey an unforgettable blend
of exploration, socializing and fun. Don’t miss this chance
to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of
Venice with your Benvenuto friends!
Info and signup by 30/1/2024: Elena Bernardi,