Friends of the VOV Collection
A characterful antique-filled Renaissance villa transformed into a wonderful 5-star hotel attracting a discerning clientele from all around the globe. Once the private home of 19th century English poet Robert Browning and situated just on the fringes of this ancient little gem of a city, the villa boasts not only a unique perfumed Italian garden and spectacular views, but also a fabulous swimming pool, an elegant bar ‘Il Pozzo’ serving aperitifs of all types, and an award-winning restaurant serving superb seasonal specialities of the Veneto and Mediterranean.
Jewellery of distinction
Designer of exquisite jewellery and statement pieces combining woods, gold and precious stones with imaginative and highly original design. Dividing her time between her homes in Venice and New York, Antonia’s collection can be viewed at her Venice showroom at San Marco 3127/3128 (Calle delle Botteghe in the San Samuele area of the city) or by appointment only at at DEMNER MILETTO, 16 East 71st Street (just off Madison Avenue), New York.
Objects of beauty
The vision and creativity of Conte Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga – Gibi to his friends – embodied in glass and materials such as silver, wood, vermeil, agate, green jasper and rock crystal. Refined elegance in the form of glasses, picture frames, vases and decanters, each crafted by skilled Muranese artisans.
Textiles of character
Featured in a number of our properties, Chiarastella Cattana’s textiles are the result of broad and deep research into Italian weaving traditions. They offer infinite possibilities of variations in colour and pattern to create jacquard designs that can dialogue with architecture. Bespoke tablecloths, napkins, curtains, towels, bedspreads, pillows, bed linen.
Carmela Cipriani was born and grew up in Venice – lawyer, television personality, writer and expert in Venetian cuisine. Author of a number of children’s books and the CD ‘Cipriani e i suoi segreti’ (‘Cipriani and his secrets’) offering more than 180 recipes from the kitchen of Harry’s Bar. In 2007 Carmela published her first novel, ‘Dichiarazione d’amore a Venezia’ (‘Declaration of Love to Venice’) dedicated to her hometown.
Born in Venice in 1970 and specialising in portraits, Venetian landscapes and still life in oils. A graduate of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and scholarship student of the School of Fine Arts in Athens, Davide’s C.V. covers restoration projects including that of the ‘Maggior Consiglio’ (the Main Hall) of the Doge’s Palace in Venice and a host of international and local exhibitions including a regular presence at the annual Venice in Peril exhibition at the W.H. Patterson gallery, London. In Venice, Davide’s studio can be found along Calle Lunga San Barnaba, Dorsoduro – close to Ca’ Rezzonico and Palazzo Loredan.
A dear childhood friend and culinary maestro with cooking schools in London, Venice and Cape Town. Also known as ‘the Cooking Countess’. ‘… Rocca’s cooking, like her temperament, is joyous, expansive and cultured…you will have your enthusiasm and love of food fired up…’ – David Baker of the Financial Times.
Judged by Gourmet magazine as having one of the 10 best cooking schools in the world.
Created in honour and memory of inspirational 10 year old Clementina who truly believed she had magical powers, the Foundation organises outings, events, parties and anything that can help create a happy and uplifting experience and environment for the young patients (and their parents) of the Department of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology at San Gerardo Hospital in Monza and the National Cancer Institute of Milan. The VOV Collection is delighted to welcome Magica Cleme during their annual recreational visits to Venice and encourages the support of this extremely worthwhile cause.
Classic Venetian restaurant of note
Serving distinguished Venetian cuisine hidden away in the historic and atmospheric ‘Carampane’ area of the city. For years a favourite of politicians and show-business personalities alike, the menu is based mainly on seafood while the wine list includes many of the finest whites to be found in the Veneto and Friuli regions along with some excellent reds. A memorable Venetian dining experience.
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