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We were blessed with beautiful light on our last day in Venice. Here are some shots. The full set is here. Here’s a big ocean liner sailing into Venice: We dropped by Gia Schiavi, a little wine bar that serves very authentic cichetti (beware, Google maps has it in the wrong place): and it’s close […]

Kim had to get her cards from Gianni today. So another opportunity to take some photos of his workshop.

The sun was out again. We went exploring in the Dorsoduro area across the Accademia bridge: We had lunch at Da Fiore, one of two Michelin starred restaurants in Venice: I had a beautiful pumpkin gnocchi with white truffle to start followed by a mixed seafood. It was the best gnocchi I’ve ever had, even […]

The rain arrived on Wednesday. People rugged up as they waited at the Vaporetto stops: We had lunch at the Il Nuovo Galeon which, according to a local foodie, is where Venetian foodies go: My fried mixed seafood was just fabulous: We headed back to the Rialto area after lunch And finished off the day […]

We found Gianni in 2004. He’s a lovely man and runs a printing business with all his products hand printed on a Gutenberg press. Kim ordered some cards this time – I’ve still got plenty left from 2004!

25 October. We’ve had some excellent food in the past three days. On Sunday, we went back to Acqua Pazza, a place we loved in 2004. It’s as we remembered it. Lots of seafood, pizza and the ice cream/sorbets served in the fruit, like chestnut. And the complimentary limoncello is still there. The service can […]

As part of Greta’s birthday we needed to get her to a party that the friends she made in France were having. The venue was a hall in a town called Spinea off Venice island. A quick Google map search found that it’s not somewhere public transport would get us to easily. Googling came up […]

22 October. Had to get a local prepaid SIM card while in Venice. All the research suggested TIM, the Telecom Italia mobile carrier. But the letting agent’s Andrea suggested we look at Vodafone as he said they had the better coverage. So next day I went to the Vodafone store next to the Rialto vaporetto […]

22 October. The mid-term school holiday has arrived and we’re off to Venice. We were here in 2004 and everyone was keen to rekindle our memories of this amazing city. This time we flew into Venice whereas in 2004 we arrived by train from Verona. We also rented an apartment this time versus staying in […]