After we visited Palazzo ducale Venice on our first day in Venice Italy we did what all the tourists usually do – Explore the historic city walking along some calli, crossing bridges and finally ended on a picture perfect Piazza. There a beautiful green lacquered early 19th century store front caught our eyes. It belonged to the very lovely pastry shop “Pasticceria Bar Rosa Salva”, where we enjoyed some venetian biscotti.
Afterwards we navigated towards Palazzo Querina Stampalia, where we wanted to see the Carlo Scarpa designed garden as well as ground floor. This early 60ies architectural work, is inspired by the flow of water. It floods the entire ground floor through a system of interconnected labyrinths. For me this is an incredible transformation of the Venetian heritage of water canals into classical modern architecture. *Before you go check the tide forecast *because its so much more inspiring to visit at high tide! Plus be sure to walk a little along the calli, watch the flow of the canals in the historic city center! Visit Querini Stampalia afterwards – Thus Carlo Scapra s interpretation of the cities signature becomes so much more fascinating!
After visiting Carlo Scarpa s Querina Stampalia we strolled towards Rialto bridge, which was in fact as crowded as I remembered it to be. As a matter of fact we crossed it fast and escaped into the back streets of the sestiere San Polo.
On our way back to Centurion Palace hotel we came across Viziovirtù an acclaimed venetian chocolatier, who was featured in the Louis Vuitton Venice 2014 guide book (By the way, one of the few travel guide books I actually like to check out before visiting a city to find some good eateries and shopping spots in advance!) At Viziovirtù we bought a meringue and some chocolate fruit, which were quiet tasty. Finally we decided to finish our day on Campo Santa Margherita and chose Osteria alla bifora (…another recommendation from the Louis Vuitton guide book!)
The spot is one of the best I can imagine , a prosciutto plate costs 22 EURO and is enough for 2 adults. But the location does not only have a top price / Its also really cosy, the food is tasty and the staff really tries to satisfy your needs!