Florence & Venice: the culinary tour!

Retro blogging again: Italy is so well known as a foodie’s paradise that I’m dedicating this post to the amazing cuisine in Venice & Florence.

Beginning in a Venetian grocery store: i can’t resist visiting supermarkets when traveling abroad just to see what funky variations of products exist, like this kit kat pudding.

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First dinner in Venice! Went to Osteria Bancogiro in San Polo neighborhood. Had cicchetti which are like tapas & so delicious.

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Pasta at bancogiro

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Most wonderful egg sauce at Bancogiro

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Visited one of the oldest bacari or wine bars in Venice, amazingly cheap glasses of wine & cicchetti! Cantinone Gia Schiavi in dorsoduro neighborhood.

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Visiting the Rialto Fish Market: swordfish

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Fresh squid ink!!!!

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Aperol spritz in grocery store

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Coffee filled chocolates–yum!!

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Tiny octopii in the freshest seafood pasta at Trattoria Antiche Carampagne-a cute , tiny & hard to find restaurant in San Polo neighborhood.

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After sampling the city’s cicchetti we decided the walnut, ricotta & currant was worth returning to Schiavi’s.

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Osteria Antico Giardinetto in Santa Croce neighborhood

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Missed our dog so we played with our bread & squid ink to make an edible version of him

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Resemblance pretty good, eh?

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Gelato in florence– best ever!

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Gnocchi in florence.

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Florentine steak

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More venetian seafood

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