In a mix of plates and palettes, artists like Vellani Marchi, Miró, Vedova, Carrà, De Pisis, Matisse and de Chirico have been fascinated by this corner of the lagoon, completely covering the walls with paintings and leaving comments and drawings in the 26 books of illustrious guests. Pirandello would come in to savour ancient recipes and Hemingway enjoyed exercising his elbow with the artists. Chaplin, Beatrix of the Netherlands and Prince Philip have all enjoyed meals here. Vintage “rami”, copper pans, and a very special hearth, or “foghèr”, in the kitchen. A repository of lagoon recipes. Fourth generation.