Venice, Italy | September, 2017
Venice wasn’t a part of our original itinerary. We were ending our time in Croatia and Slovenia and the best flights to Morocco, or next destination, just happened to be out of Venice. We could have gone directly to the airport, our wallets would have been happier with that decision, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore one more Italian city. And, after our time in the Balkans, we were ready for some good Italian food!
We ended up in Venice in Mid-September, which turned out to be a lovely time. The weather was still warm, but not scorching and streets were still buzzing with energy but there were several areas where we could escape from the other tourists and wind through the streets and along the canals with no one else insight.
I think it’s impossible to not get lost in Venice which is undeniably part of it’s charm. The streets and canals wind and wander on their own terms and there is little you can do to figure them out. We spent the day eating as much as we could - panini from tiny hole in the wall shops, gelato, gnocchi with Gorgonzola, spaghetti bolognese. My favorite meal of the day was at a little bar on one of the many twisted streets with just 2 tables and a few stools lining the open windows. It served small bites, similar to tapas with cheap and refreshing house wine. I can’t recall the name, and probably couldn’t find if I tried, but for a similar experience Ossetia Alla Ciurma came highly recommended but happened to be closed on the day we were there.