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First Stop Venice

tlubow | Nov 26, 201109:01 AM

My husband and I will be coming to Venice (4 nights), Rome (5 nights) and Milan (one night) at the end of January. I’ve been holding myself back from posting too early, but now that we’re inside the 2 month mark, I can’t hold back any longer. This first post is to seek your valued expertise on Venice.

About us: We are in our late 40s, and want to set a leisurely pace for this trip. Though we were in Italy a couple of years ago, neither of us has been to Venice or Rome since our 20s (backpacks and all). While money is not much of a concern, we’re not looking for any Michelin starred restaurants with long tasting menus. We’re looking for fresh, local food that is well prepared, with a pleasant atmosphere. We’re coming from South Florida so we already eat a lot of seafood, but we’re excited about trying different varieties and we’re looking forward to a wintry change of scenery. We are staying at the Londra Palace.

I’ve done a lot of research on the board and have come up with the following itinerary for your comments and suggestions.

Thurs –arriving in the evening by train from Milan after our international flight and probably tired. We thought we’d try La Zucca since we want something convenient and not too expensive for our jet lagged night. I know it’s not strictly Venetian food, but friends of ours ate there and really enjoyed it, but I’m not wedded to it.

Friday –St. Mark’s and Doge Palace
Lunch: Fiaschetteria Toscana? Da Alberto? Cicchetti?
Dinner: La Bitta because my H loves calve’s liver and we thought this would be a good example, but I recently read a review that was not favorable from a traveler on this site.

Sat. – Rialto Market in morning/early afternoon and Ca' Rezzonica in afternoon
Lunch: Cicchetti near the market
Dinner: Alle Testiere
After Dinner: Casino – has anyone been?

Sun. – Take Vap tour backwards from hotel to tour Jewish Ghetto – wander Venice in afternoon or take in the Accademia or Guggenheim
Lunch: L’Anice Stellato
Dinner: Vina da Gigio

Well, there it is. La Zucca for Thurs. dinner, La Bitta for Friday dinner and where to go for Friday lunch are my bigger concerns and I’d appreciate your advice.

I giving a shout-out to PBSF in advance because I know I’ll get great advice from you. You helped us so much with our trip to Barcelona in 2010.

La Zucca (aka alla Zucca)
Santa Croce, 1762, Venezia 30135, IT

La Bitta
Dorsoduro 2753A, Calle Lunga San Barnaba, Venezia 30123, IT

Fiaschetteria Toscana
Cannaregio, 5719, Venice, Veneto 30131, IT

Alle Testiere
Calle del Mondo Novo,Sestiere Castello,5801, Venice, Veneto 30122, IT

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