To hear Gianni Buonaccorsi’s story about his experience with marathons, you’ll simply have to visit his restaurant, Ridotto, in Venice. Not only will you be welcomed with great warmth, but it will be a pleasure to enjoy his food, all of which is prepared with careful attention, with selected wines. It’s the perfect place for ending a day in Venice after an aperitif in Piazza Grande, which is just around the corner. (Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo – www.ilridotto.com).