An Encounter with Paradiso Perduto’s Charming Chef

Paradise Lost

PARADISO PERDUTO – A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND HOTSPOT IN VENICE: On our brief visit to Venice, we went looking for Paradiso Perduto (Paradise Lost), a seafood restaurant on Fondamenta della Misericordia in the Cannaregio district. Jonathan Phang had dined at this restaurant when he was doing his Venice to London train journey on the Venice […]

Venice’s Marriage of the Sea – Festa della Sensa 2013

Doge's ship

Festa della Sensa – a Venice Festival Which Includes the Marriage of the Sea Ceremony: The Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension), is a historical and colourful Venice festival that has been captured by many artists. This Ascension Day festival goes back to the days of the Venetian Republic and marks two important events […]

Piazzale Roma – A Hub for all Venice Transport

Piazzale Roma

Piazzale Roma – the Gateway for all Venice Transport: Piazzale Roma has none of the charms of the many Venetian piazzas and campos. This large Venetian square at the western end of the island is a major hub for all Venice transport and the thousands of people who use the square every day are either hopping […]

Trattoria al Ponte del Megio – A Small Trattoria in Santa Croce

Venice restaurants

Trattoria al Ponte del Megio – A Small Canal-Side Trattoria in Santa Croce: Trattoria al Ponte del Megio is a smallish canal-side trattoria in Santa Croce. It is located on Calle Larga, right by the bridge of the same name. Restaurants near Ponte del Megio We had planned to dine at La Zucca, a popular […]

Carnevale di Venezia – Venice Carnival 2013

Venice Carnival

Carnevale di Venezia 2013 – The Very Popular Venice Carnival: Carnevale di Venezia 2013 (Venice Carnival) runs from January 26th to February 12th. The central theme this year is ‘Vivi I Colori – Live in Colour’.  There’s no doubt that Venice is a colourful city and artists such as Canaletto, Guardi, Bellotto, Titian, Bellini and […]

Trattoria alla Madonna – Good Food and a Nice Atmosphere

Alla Madonna

Trattoria all Madonna – A Venetian Institution: Trattoria alla Madonna was one of the first restaurants we dined at when we arrived in Venice. Located near the Rialto Bridge in the San Polo district, it was easy to get to from our hotel in San Marco. Having been around since the 1950’s, Trattoria alla Madonna […]

Ponte dei Pugni – A Venice Bridge Known for its Fistfights

Ponte dei Pugni, Venice Bridge

Ponte dei Pugni – Where The Ancient Tradition of Fistfights Took Place: There are hundreds of bridges criss-crossing the back canals of Venice, but one that is quite well-known is the Ponte dei Pugni. Located near Campo St Barnaba in Dorsoduro, Ponte dei Pugni is a famous Venice bridge that tells of an ancient tradition […]

Luggage Storage in Venice

Luggage Storage in Venice

Deposito Bagagli – Where to Store Your Luggage for Your Short Stay in Venice: If you are arriving in Venice with a large suitcase, one of the biggest challenge is how to get your luggage across the many of bridges that criss-cross the city. So if you’re only stopping in Venice for a brief visit, […]

Libreria Acqua Alta – A Hidden Gem in Venice

Libreria Acqua Alta

Libreria Acqua Alta is a Unique Second-hand Bookshop with an Eccentric Owner: Wandering around Castello, we came across the Libreria Acqua Alta, a bookshop whose welcome sign says that it is “the most beautiful Bookshop in the World”. To me, that was like waving a red flag to a bull as I thought that I […]

Antico Pignolo – A Restaurant with a Sizeable Wine Cellar

Restaurant in Venice

Venice Restaurant – Dinner at Antico Pignolo – A Wine Spectator Award Restaurant: For our end of tour dinner in Venice, we dined at the  Ristorante Antico Pignolo, a restaurant close to our hotel, the Splendid Hotel near St Mark’s Square. The San Marco area is more known for its tourist-quality restaurants and on arrival […]