We all know, breakfast is a magical moment, a real state of mind that brings each of us back to our personal dimension of happiness.
For some it is the steaming mocha and reading the newspaper, for others the scent of a freshly baked cake that reminds us of the joys of childhood, or a chat while buttering the bread enjoying the sun rising towards a new day.
Whatever our favorite breakfast is, here is a list of the most spectacular hotel and B&B petit dejeuners in Veneto, those that are worth a trip and which constitute a real experience to be savored slowly.
Alice Relais nelle Vigne
In Carpesica, among the hills of Vittorio Veneto, Alice Relais nelle Vigne is a bucolic nineteenth-century farmhouse that has been transformed into a relais overlooking the surrounding vineyards, where everything is inspired by the characters from the book Alice in Wonderland.
Even breakfast, which stages the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with the “mad tea table”, set with “mismatched” plates and teapots of every shape and colour. Thus, among silver stands and porcelains signed “Alice Relais nelle Vigne”, a fantastic selection of homemade sweet and savory products awaits you, bread, cakes, jams and yoghurt, and coming from local sources such as the cheeses from the Alpine pastures of Cansiglio and organic artisanal cured meats.
Ca Maria Adele
Ca Maria Adele is a luxury boutique hotel located next to the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice opened by Alessio and Nicola Campa, heirs of an ancient family of Murano master glassmakers, refined aesthetes & globetrotting interior designers.
Breakfast is a unique treat: completely à la carte, the night before you are given a menu to choose not only what you want to eat the next morning, but also in which room of the hotel: in bed, in the lounge living room in front of the fireplace, on the terrace or in the breakfast room; a true ritual served by waiters who seem to have been stolen from a royal palace from times gone by.
Corte di Gabriela
Between Rialto and San Marco in Venice, the eco-boutique hotel Corte di Gabriela combines the charm of ancient homes with contemporary art, offering its guests a lush secret courtyard where breakfast becomes gourmet pampering.
Here, every morning, the owner Gian Luca Lorenzet prepares his extraordinary creations: real rituals that begin with a welcome at the table, and then continue with all sorts of delicacies such as crêpes with homemade jam or fabulous eggs with caviar and a surprise: a collection of different colored mochas with which he loves to serve coffee and amaze his guests every morning.
Dolada Boutique Hotel
Located in a unique panoramic point in the world in Plois di Pieve d’Alpago on Lake Santa Croce, the Dolada boutique hotel, with over 100 years of history and the restaurant with the oldest Michelin star in Italy, has inaugurated 3 new suites, among centenary woods and gourmet pampering.
Breakfast, designed by chef Riccardo De Prà, is a triumph of the products that his family grows in the vegetable garden-vineyard of the Doladino farm: from the eggs of their hens served with fresh truffles, to the homemade bread and cakes with ancient grains of the estate, up to the cured meats, honey and jams prepared by father Enzo and mother Rossana, accompanied by a nice glass of Champagne, to start the day in the best possible way.
Fiori e Frutti Country Relais
In Zelarino, between Mestre and Treviso, Fiori e Frutti country relais, the only one of its kind in Veneto, is immersed in the park of a bucolic farm and surrounded by water lilies and fruit trees, where everything, from the interiors to the romantic swimming pool, is inspired to the English countryside.
Here all kinds of delicacies are grown and produced which can be tasted in the morning when breakfast is served by the team of chef Patrizia Del Ponte who, together with Alessio Loppoli, also heads the relais’ kitchen. A marvel set up, in the summer, in the shade of the fragrant jasmines in the garden and, in the winter, in the delightful room with a British touch, among fine porcelain and still steaming homemade bread.
Glamping Canonici di San Marco
In Mirano, a charming glamping site located inside the park of a seventeenth-century villa, to live according to the rhythms of nature immersed in the romantic countryside between the Venetian Lagoon and the Brenta river.
Breakfast at the Glamping Canonici di San Marco, served with homemade cakes and biscuits, is prepared every day with a different mise en place, chosen from the most original tableware collected by the owners Emanuela and Monica. In this way, the objects and the stories they preserve become an integral part of the unforgettable journey between the rustic and the exotic that the resort offers.
Since 1822, the year in which it was founded by Giuseppe Dal Niel, the Danieli has been a protagonist of the cultural life of Venice, although its legend began over 500 years earlier when it was built as Palazzo Dandolo by the family of the same name.
Breakfast is among the most magical in the world, served on the terrace of the Hotel with one of the most beautiful views of Venice, a panorama that embraces the entire San Marco Basin and the Island of San Giorgio, letting your gaze wander among the seagulls they fly in the sky and the rocking of the gondolas.
In Pieve di Cadore, right in front of the birthplace of the great Titian, an old barn has been renovated by Olga and Fabio, preserving all the “warm” original features, and transformed into a charming B&B.
Every morning at Il Tabià, accompanied by the scent of wood and with a splendid view of the Dolomites, the passionate pastry chef Fabio will delight you with a delicious breakfast based on ever-changing cakes, mountain yoghurt to pair with granola and dried fruit and a selection of artisanal cheeses and cured meats. On the occasion of particular parties, a themed cake design is prepared, such as the scenographic creations set up for Halloween, Valentine’s Day or special anniversaries reported by guests.
La Barchessa di Villa Pisani
In Lonigo, in the Vicenza countryside, La Barchessa di Villa Pisani, part of the villa of the same name designed by Palladio in 1541, hosts an “art relais” with a unique gastronomic restaurant in Veneto, which combines the charm of historic homes with contemporary art.
The breakfast moment is just wonderful, served in the winter in the suggestive Granaio room, set up with “islands” that offer every type of sweet and savory goodness, and in the summer in the outdoor area in the centuries-old park with a view of one of the most beautiful villas designed by the famous architect.
In Treviso, a nineteenth-century palace hides a romantic period residence transformed into a bohemian B&B by the owner Anna Pagnossin, queen of the art of hospitality, and by the magical touch of the architect and interior designer Michele Crema.
At Le Convertite breakfast is served by candlelight in the large central hall among gigantic exotic plants, the scent of incense, and a mise en place with silver and porcelain where the cook will delight you with delicious homemade cakes, jams and biscuits artisanal products, bread and focaccias, cheeses and cured meats.
Villa 61 Maison de Campagne
The bucolic world of the Belluno countryside of Limana, at the foot of the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site, has become the chosen home of Eleonore, mademoiselle française with a passion for interior design, cuisine and the art of hospitality, and Massimo, architect, who here gave life to their dream Villa 61 Maison de Campagne.
Breakfast is a real event: Eleonore will pamper you in the best possible way with an incredible variety of homemade cakes, artisan bread, delicious granola, homemade jams, yogurt from the Sedico dairy (the one with the cream found only in the mountains) to be enjoyed with Limana honey or with Speculoos cream, prepared with the famous spice biscuits and, obviously, her delicious croissants and pain au chocolat, which smell of butter and France.