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Il Bacaro: where to eat in Venice

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I was back in Venice this summer, again after 25 years: what a surprise! I had so many delicious local specialties, I decided to share it with you: where to eat in Venice.

I did not remind the city stunning beauty, that special atmosphere almost surreal to be inside the sea,  that feels like “to have the sea inside”, a weird immobility of the time, it seems like never has ever changed in centuries and….so many bars and pubs every corner and for every tastes, what  a wonderful cuisine where to eat in Venice.

The typical venetian place is called “Bacaro” (like Baccus, the Wine God):  years back, “bacari” were named the winemakers who came from the country to the city to sell their wine barrel in the St. Marco Square, with some food snacks. Today the “Bacaro Veneziano” is a local hosteria where enjoy a glass of wine with some “cicchetti”, snacks, tapas, like finger food. Generally they have few sitting covers, mostly along the bar, and do not offer a complete dinner Menu. We had a couple of drinks at “Taverna al Remer”, private and cozy, built in the rocky walls and directly on the Canal Grande; great Spritz (Campari and Aperol) to enjoy outside looking at the sunset.

For great take away “cicchetti” we had lunch, sitting on the floor,  at “Acqua e Mais”: fried shrimps and calamari, Paella, Codfish “mantecato” (my favorite! I tried to make it at home but…doesn’t taste the same….) all sided by Fried Polenta and served in paper cones to go. How not to end with the astonishing  view of the Terrace of Hilton Molino Stucky: 360 grades view of the Lagoon with a glass of Rose Champagne or a Cognac, watching at the hundreds of boats that cross back and forward the Laguna, the Cruises too leaving on evening to start their Mediterraneo trip.

Beautiful Venice, Unique and Enchanting: after only three days I already miss it so much….

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