Easter 2024: Tasty Ideas for Your Escape from the City

From the refined Ligurian cuisine, celebrated with seafood dishes and regional flavors, to the hidden treasures of the Piedmontese and Lombard valleys, to the magic of Venetian specialties, there’s a world to discover for those who wish to combine taste, relaxation, and exploration. Why not take advantage of it to discover the gastronomic and wellness offerings during the Easter 2024 holiday?

Exploring the culinary delights and enchanting destinations of northern Italy, away from the city, is an experience that promises to delight the senses and nourish the soul. From the coasts of Liguria to the shores of the Lombard and Piedmontese lakes, through the charming streets of Venice. A varied panorama of enchanting places and authentic flavors. In this assortment of proposals to escape the daily routine, you’ll discover cozy and renowned restaurants, oases of relaxation, and gastronomic pleasures that make every escape from the city’s hustle and bustle an unforgettable adventure.

Seaside Getaways to Liguria

Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure

Restaurant and Osteria Ö Magazín

Managed by the sisters Emilia and Simona Mussini, these are temples where you can savor special dishes from the Ligurian tradition, including the famous torta Pasqualina alle bietole, the cappon magro, the tagliatelle al sugo di aragosta from the region, the catch of the day with a side of fried artichokes and potatoes, pecorino cheese flan with Martin Sec pear in Rossese wine, and tortelli di baccalà mantecato con carciofi, pinoli tostati e mentuccia. An authentic tribute to the Ligurian land.

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Osteria Ö Magazín
📍 Via Cairoli, 3 – Santa Margherita Ligure GE
☎️ Tel. 0185 698962

Restaurant Ö Magazín
📍 Calata Marconi, 34, 16034 Portofino GE
☎️ Tel. 0185 269178
omagazin.itPrice €€

Hotel Windsor in Laigueglia on the Gulf of Capo Mele

Located in the heart of Laigueglia, which is a charming fishing village between Alassio and Andora in the province of Savona, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Capo Mele. It provides a revitalizing experience of relaxation and design. The restaurant Savō showcases an Italian cuisine which celebrates local producers and culinary traditions. Chef Gianluigi Erme creates dishes that balance sophistication and simplicity, highlighting the flavors of the sea and of regional productions. Guests can dine both indoors and outdoors, enjoying a sea view.

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📍 Piazza 25 aprile, 8, 17053 Laigueglia SV
☎️ Tel. 0182038029
thewindsor.itPrice €€

In the artistic village of Calice Ligure you’ll find Restaurant AL3.

Located in the picturesque artistic village of Calice Ligure, in the province of Savona in Liguria, Restaurant AL3 Calice Ligure has been awarded the prestigious recognition of 50 Top Italy as one of the excellent Modern Trattorias and Bistros of 2024. Leading the kitchen is Chef Patron Rosalba Caneto, who for Easter Sunday proposes two captivating tasting menus: Terra” and “Mare,” both celebrating dishes from the Ligurian tradition and accompanied by selections of local wines.

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📍 P.za IV Novembre, 3, 17020 Calice Ligure SV
☎️Tel. 0192071929
al3ristorante.itPrice €€

Maison Pani The restaurants in Ventimiglia and Bordighera

Marco Polo 1960 Restaurant – Ventimiglia

In addition to the à la carte options available at Locanda Marinai in Bordighera, Maison Pani offers two fascinating proposals to celebrate Easter in grand style. At Trattoria Pani, guests can choose a 40€ menu featuring dishes from the local cuisine such as the lasagnetta ai carciofi o il coniglio alla ligure alla Biancheri. For those seeking a more sophisticated gastronomic experience, the Marco Polo 1960 tasting menu, priced at €85, offers a journey through refined flavors and aromas, including a mosaico di cannolicchi e primizie profumate agli agrumi or the orata and foie gras con fondo bruno ed erbe amare.

For info and reservations:

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📍Via Roma, 16, 18039 Ventimiglia IM
☎️ 0184 351222

Price €€
📍Passeggiata Cavallotti, 2, 18039 Ventimiglia IM
☎️ 0184 195 2500
marcopolo1960.com menu
📍Piazza del Popolo, 3, 18012 Bordighera IM
☎️ 377 314 2845

Escapes to the lake – Lago di Como and Lago d’Orta

Filario Hotel & Residence

The Filario Hotel & Residence inaugurates the new season on the shores of Lago di Como.

Offering the utmost comfort of its 13 suites and 20 private residences, along with a pool overlooking the lake and the charming Beach Bar on the shore, the Filario is definitely a property that knows how to provide an unforgettable stay experience.

The fascinating culinary proposal of the Filo Restaurant, directed by chef Alessandro Parisi, will also return. After 10 years since its opening, the restaurant will renew its lake-view terrace.

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📍 Loc, Località Bagnana, 96, 22025 Lezzeno CO
☎️ Tel.  031 914035
filario.itPrice €€€

LAQUA by the Lake sul Lago d’Orta

For relaxation and luxury enthusiasts, the Cannavacciuolo family welcomes guests to its magnificent Resorts in the LAQUA Collection. One of the flagship properties in the collection, not far from Villa Crespi, is LAQUA by the Lake, situated on the picturesque Lago d’Orta.

LAQUA By the Lake Cannavacciuolo

The Easter offer not only includes a stay in a really “wow” suite, but also offers a wide range of wellness treatments at the resort’s spa. And let’s not forget the culinary proposal which tantalizes the palate: the resort’s bistro offers a high-level culinary experience, with dishes expertly prepared using fresh ingredients that perfectly represent the local gastronomic tradition.

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📍 Via Legro, 33, 28028 Pettenasco NO
☎️ Tel. 0323 212121
laquabythelake.itPrice €€€€

Escape to the countryside – Piedmont

The Bursch Country House

Hidden in a forest in the Alta Valle Cervo in the province of Biella, Bursch Country House is a true oasis of tranquility. Just an hour’s drive from Milan and Turin, it’s the perfect destination for a break from the hustle and bustle of the cities and to spend pleasant and rejuvenating days immersed in nature.

But that’s not all, the restaurant at the Country House is lead by the talented Chef Erika Gotta who presents a menu divided into three delightful tasting courses for Easter and Easter Monday lunches, along with a special dish: agnello in crosta di grissini e nocciole, accompagnato da carciofi alla griglia e fonduta di topinambur.

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📍 Frazione Oretto, 22, 13812 Campiglia Cervo BI
☎️ Tel. 333 8672684
labursch.comPrice €€

At Castello Grinzane Cavour – Chef Alessandro Mecca

Castello Grinzane Cavour – Alessandro Mecca restaurant

Surrounded by hills and vineyards in Piedmont, in the province of Cuneo, lies a charming and majestic medieval castle. The unique natural landscape where the magical setting of Castello di Grinzane Cavour fits in with its timeless charm. Here, Chef Alessandro Mecca offers an exclusive gastronomic journey for Easter lunch. For starters, there’s the vegetarian Carciofo arrosto, pistacchio, prezzemolo e Seppie e finocchi to follow Rigatone rucola, bergamotto and cumino e Spiedo di Capretto. To finish off in an Easter theme, there’s the “Nocciola” dessert along with a taste of Colomba.

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📍 Via Castello, 5, Grinzane Cavour CN
☎️ Tel. 375 5403500
To reserve 📩 ciao@alessandromecca.it
🌐 alessandromecca.it/€ 95 per person
(beverages not included)
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Getaway to the Lagoon – Veneto

Hostaria Bacanera

You can define it as an elegant and romantic Venetian risto-bacaro bar located in a charming Campiello of Cannaregio. In fact, inside, art and culture merge, creating a unique atmosphere. The cuisine offers a gourmet reinterpretation of traditional Venetian dishes.

The ingredients, with particular attention to fish and vegetables, are carefully selected and mainly sourced from the lagoon.

For Easter, Hostaria Bacanera presents some special dishes from the menu, such as risotto with bruscandoli and anolini sfoglia d’oro in coratella broth among the first courses, and local kid goat with potatoes cooked under ashes among the second courses.

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📍 Campiello de la Cason, 4506, 30121 Venezia VE
☎️ Tel. 041 260 1146
bacanera.itPrice €€