Venice, mapped.

Explore Venice differently.

Archive for the tag “food”

Names of the Palaces of the Grand Canal in Venice. A Tagged Map. Updates

We have added information to the tags of Ca’ Giustinian [Biennale] and Palazzo Giustinian [near Ca’ Foscari].

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are?

We provide two maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal 1 – West Bank    Palaces of the Grand Canal 2 – East Bank. Zoom in until you can see the front of the palaces (from the waterfront).

Also, a map with the names of the palaces on the Grand Canal   in Bing Maps  for both banks

Most Venetian palace names begin with the word Ca’ which simply means “house” or casa, in Italian, which is shortened into ca’  and followed by the name of the original owners of the homestead – e.g. Ca’ Marcello would be the ancestral dwelling of the Marcello family.

Shopping in Venice – Food and Curiosities – A Tagged Map.

Here is our tagged map with a list of shops, stores, craft shops etc. to try out when in Venice. We have not tried them all out yet, so if you do, let us know what you found in the comments!

Further reading

If you are interested in curious itineraries and good eat-outs to explore when in Venice, we highly recommend

The secret Venice of Corto Maltese by Lele Vianello and Guido Fuga:

Following the imaginary footsteps of the world-renown comics character Corto Maltese, and the real likes and promenades of his creator, Hugo Pratt, this book suggests seven itineraries, seven doors  that provide access to some of the most intimate places, venues, and eateries in Venice.  The itineraries are pivoted on good places where you can eat true Venetian food and the text is interspersed with historical and literary information, providing anecdotes about curious artifacts, ancient relics from Venice distant past that have survived to this day and have an interesting story to tell, and which you would never imagine existed unless you are a local.

Restaurants in Venice – Eat local food while in Venice – A Tagged Map

Here is a map of Venice restaurants, cafes, osterie, bacari etc. where you can eat true local food, moeche, cicheti, and gelato… from full-fledged three-course meals, to finger food…  mostly off too crowded areas. Check for opening hours before going… enjoy!

Ristorante Al Covo
Phone: +39 041 5223812
Address: Castello 3968 (Campiello della Pescaria) – Venezia
Also offers accommodations.
On Tripadvisor

Osteria ai Quatro Feri
Phone: +39 041 520 6978
Address: 2754, Dorsoduro – Venezia (Calle Lunga San Barnaba)

La Colombina
Phone: +39 041 2750622
Address: Cannaregio 1828 (Campiello Pegolotto) – Venezia.
From the main road (Calle del Pistor), face the little green newsagent booth, you should see a pharmacy right behind it, on the left. Take the narrow street behind the booth, coasting the pharmacy to the left, that takes you to Campiello del Pegolotto.

Pane Vino e San Daniele
Phone: +39 041 5237456
Address: Campo dell’Angelo Raffaele – Dorsoduro 1722 – Venezia
Also offers accommodations.

Osteria Bancogiro
Phone: +39 041-5232061
Campo San Giacometto, 122 – (San Polo) Venezia

Al Timon
Phone: +39 041 5246066
Address: Cannaregio 2754, (Fondamenta dei Ormesini) – Venezia

Al Paradiso Perduto
Phone: +39 041 720581
Cannaregio 2540, (Fondamenta della Misericordia) – Venezia

Campo Santa Margherita
This is not a restaurant, it is one of Venice’s squares, a campo; a favorite hangout for university students. Join the local crowd around 7 pm for a “spritz” or a gelato.

Osteria Al Bacco
Phone: +39 041 721415
Cannaregio, 3054 (Fondamenta de le Capuzzine) – Venezia

Da Luca e Fred
Phone: +39 041 716170
Address: Cannaregio 1518 (Rio Tera’ San Leonardo) – Venezia.
True local finger food.

Pizzeria Ae Oche
Phone: +39 041 524 1161
Address; Santa Croce, 1552 (Calle de le Oche) – Venezia ‎
A family hangout where you can get Italian pizza. Not far from the railway station.

Gelati Nico
Phone: +39 041 5225293
Dorsoduro, 922 (Fondamenta Zattere ai Gesuati) – Venezia.
Just off the vaporetto ZATTERE waterbus stop. If you are in a hurry, ask for a “gianduiotto da passeggio con panna”… you’re in for a real ice-cream treat!

Disclaimer: we have noticed that WordPress is appending some advertisement links to our posts. We do not endorse, recommend or are responsible for any of the pieces of advertising that WordPress is automatically (?) appending to our posts.

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: