I am traveling to Italy with two good friends in September-October. We start our trip in Venice, from September 30-October 4, before continuing on to Florence, Umbria and then heading home from Rome on October 17. We have an apartment rental in Cannaregio, on Calle del Forno.
Through these forums, I have a good list of osterias and options for cicchetti., more choices than we can visit over a few short days (including a Sunday and Monday...ah well...)
I would appreciate suggestions for food shopping - cheese, salumi, bread, wine, etc. as we will likely have breakfast and some light meals at the apt. Of course we'll visit the fish market, I grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, my grandfather was a fisherman from Portugal - we'll see if I can convince my friends to let me cook fish for them one night!
Also, we all enjoy prosecco, but one of us has a particular love for it - and I would welcome suggestions for places where we could stop just for drinks.