O Jour’s Giorgia Caovilla Shares Her Tips On Visiting Venice

The young Italian-based designer behind shoe label O Jour, shares her local perspective on visiting Venice.

My favorite neighborhood: “Cannaregio. I like it because you can still see the common Venetian daily life. The square is used as a playground for kids, the residents of the parish all know each other and it’s a bit away from the tourist crowds of the San Marco, Castello and Dorsoduro districts.”

Must-visit destination: “A friend took me for an aperitif on Fondamenta degli Ormesini, where Venetians come with their own boats to have a couple of good glasses of wine and tapas.”

Venice Canals
On the canals in Venice.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

Coolest new discovery: “Osteria L’Orto dei Mori in Campo dei Mori for dinner, and what a dinner — fresh fish with delicious homemade pastas and definitely well-displayed.”

Best thing about living here: “The ‘human’ passing of time. Being without cars, life is somewhat less frenetic here than a land-based ordinary life. If you add the chance to get on a private boat on the lagoon for sunset, well, that’s life in Venezia.”

If Venice were a shoe, it would be: “A flat sandal embellished with special ornaments.

O Jour Lumiere Sandal
O Jour’s Lumière sandal.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
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