Venice : Grand Canal, Ombre & Cicheti

Venice, bridge of sighs



After a morning spent visiting San Marco & the Doge’s Palace and a quick lunch at Bacaro Risorto, rain was still pouring, so we decided to go to the Guggenheim. But while walking towards it, rain finally stopped!!

Venice Italy

 

Venice Italy

Venice Italy

Venice Italy

 

Venice Italy

 

We enjoyed instead a beautiful walk in Venise, passing through Accademia bridge…
 

^ Hubby working even during our romantic getaway 😉

Venice Italy
 
…from where you have one of the most beautiful view of Venice, in my opinion.

Venice Italy
Venice Italy

 

Venice Italy

 

Venice Italy
We crossed canals & little streets…

Venice Italy


Venice Italy

 

Some leading nowhere…
Venice Italy

 

Venice Italy
 
…To emerge again on the Grand Canal. Simply stunning.

Grand Canal, Venice

 

Look at the beautiful buildings…

Grand Canal, Venice


Grand Canal, Venice
Grand Canal, Venice

I’d like to be a princess and then I would go every night at a ball in one of those beautiful palaces with my prince, we would dance all night and at dawn a gondola would take us home…

Grand Canal, Venice

Back to reality, we really wanted to go on a gondola (that we could really have done ;p) but the rain stopped us… Nevermind, we’ll be back! 

After all this walking, I think we deserved some rest, before going out for dinner.

Obviously before dinner it’s aperitivo time!
We tried not one, but two bacaro for aperitif. As they say, the more the better!
First one, Ca’ D’oro – Alla Vedova. Cicheti were really good, mostly seafood based. But they didn’t have spritz and ombre (glass of local wine) was horrible. The place was very small & crowded so that it wasn’t enjoyable to have drink there and finally the price was quite high. All in all, not a good pick.

Ca D


Second one, La Cantina was another story 🙂 

La Cantina, Venice



Less crowded and with younger & nicer crowd, very good ombre and cicheti were good as well (although we didn’t taste all that we would have loved to as in the first place we were supposed to go out for dinner after the aperitif ;p).

La Cantina, Venice


La Cantina, Venice
La Cantina, Venice

We could even get a table 😉

La Cantina, Venice

 

La Cantina, Venice



For dinner, we had a reservation at Vini da Gigio and old Venetian tavern. 

Vini da Gigio, Venice

 

They’re  maybe victims of their own success, but I was quite disappointed: the place was full of Japanese & French tourists, not anymore a local restaurant, the room was poorly decorated and food was good, but nothing exceptional, and totally overpriced!

We shared a seafood entrée, that was very good! 
Whatever has scallops in it, it’s very good to me 😉


Vini da Gigio, Venice



And then spider-crab tagliolini and pesto & monkfish tagliolini 

Vini da Gigio, Venice

And of course pudding! Chocolate and nougat semifreddo (nothing exceptional)

Vini da Gigio, Venice



We had a very good evening, but I wold not reccomand you Vini da Gigio. Even though much less elegant, I would rather recommend you Osteria al Portego, the place we had dinner the night before.

Vini da Gigio, Venice

And tomorrow I’m taking you to Murano & Burano islands! 🙂

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