At the start of 2017 I visited Venice for 3 days with my family. And today I’m sharing quite a lot of photos from wintery, cold, but really beautiful Venice. To mix things up a bit, I will share some restaurant and shop reccomendations along the way.
Place to stay
We stayed at one of the appartments of Hotel Mignon. The hotel has normal rooms at their main building and several appartments around the corner. We stayed at “Mignon Rouge” which houses up to 6 people, has it’s own little kitchen and beautiful venetian rooms with a phenomenal canal view.
Places to eat
Al Vecio Forner is a great little restaurant that serves amazing seafood, meat and pastadishes. We had a lovely three course meal there and enjoyed listening to the local people around us. It is always so interesting to see what other people order! If you’re near the Peggy Guggenheim Museum (top tip!) this is the place to go afterwards, talk about the paintings and enjoy some real venetian food.
For great pizza right at the Canale della Guidecca visit Terrazza dei Nobili. We were able to sit outside in the sun, enjoy some aprol spritz and look out at the water and the beautiful buildings.
Our favourite meal were simple spaghetti bolognese at Bar Puppa. It’s a lovely neighbourhood bar, with lots of locals coming there, drinking great affordable wine and eating really delicious food. We loved the atmosphere!
Places to shop
For lovely paper goods check out Murra Venezia for leather bound notebooks and Il Papiro for artwork-covered ones. I’ve been coming there for years now and there’s always new designs and different pens, notebooks, photoalbums and other stationary bits to choose from.
I would reccomend getting the city pass right at your arrival. There’s different types depending on the amount of days you stay. It’s the best thing to be able to just hop on a vaporetto (bus boat) and discover the city by boat and hop off when you feel like it!
Tips for a winter trip
Pack lots of layers
Get hot chocolate every time you stop somewhere
Don’t forget your sunglasses
Enjoy the empty alleys
Take your time to observe the locals living their day to day life – you won’t really see that during summer
Have you been to Venice before? I would love to hear some reccomendations for little cafés, museums and places to visit!
Lots of Love, J