Apologies for the delay in posting, this relates to end of October – Jess has been back once already since this trip!!!
So, arrived midday on a beautiful, warm Sunday. As I was staying at B&B Sandra, in Cannaregio, I decided to use the ATVO bus for the first time. Very easy. Got my vap pass at the bus station, and hopped on the water bus and got off at San Marcuola. Due to excellent directions from Sandra, found the B&B with no problem. Beautiful, beautiful place to stay. I was lucky enough to get the attic room for 2 nights of my visit, and I can’t tell you how glorious it was, sitting in the sun on the altana, with a glass of wine, looking out onto the rooftops, watching the boats go by….
That first evening, after strolling for hours, letting my woes and worries leave me, I ended up on Fond della Misericordia. I ate at Restaurant Diana, on a table by the canal. The food was lovely – wonderful fresh pasta and it was a glorious evening. No sgroppino!! After a very leisurely meal, took me
2 mins to walk back to to Fond Trapolin, and my lovely room.
Got up bright and early and went out for a stroll. Had arranged to meet Jessybobs outside the church, at Campo San Geremia. I had a lovely morning walking through Cannaregio, along the Cannaregio canal where I was able to browse among a brik a brack market, held in one of the campo’s by the canal side. The Ghetto was lovely. The wall monuments are beautiful, and very humbling. I walked from there to Campo San Geremia to meet Jess. Didn’t take too long to actually meet - we were sitting behind each other on benches in front of the church!! We picked up some lunch, and decided to eat in Parco Savorgnan. After lunch, an excellent chat and wonderful ice cream, which we ate whilst watching the world go, sitting in the sun on the Grand Canal at San Marcuola, we then went for another stroll.
It was lovely to have met up with Jess. We really had a lovely, leisurely afternoon! Roll on Roma, Jess!! :0)
I’d booked myself a table at Al Fontegio dei Pescaori the evening previously. No free glass of Prosecco with the menu this time, although I did notice a couple ask for a glass, which they did get. Had razor clams for the first time, and they were lovely. I have to say, I didn’t enjoy the pasta as much as at Diana, but I did have a lovely meal, and still got my lovely glass sweetie with the bill. No Sgroppino!! I’ve eaten here before, and definitely recommend it, but for those that like to do a little research into where they eat, I definitely recommend both Venice Osterie, by Michela Scibilia and Chow Venice. I like the pictures in Venice Osterie, but I also like the longer reviews in Chow Venice….
Apologies for the length, I’ll post this now, as you can see, it’s taken me a ridiculous time to get posting, so I’ll continue shortly…