My VENICE

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The DOGES PALACE / SAINT MARKS BASILICA

In WINTER

VENICE , ITALY

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SAINT MARKS BASILICA
 
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
 
VENICE
 
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Grand Canal
 
VENICE
 
1995
 
 
 
 
The DOGE’S PALACE
 
PIAZETTA at PIAZZA SAN MARCO
 
VENICE
 
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PEGGY GUGENHEIM MUSEUM
 
The GRAND CANAL
 
DELLA SAULTE
 
VENICE
 
Taken from a MOTOSCAFI
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CAFFE FLORIAN
 
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
 
VENICE
 
CAMPARI & OJ
 
FRANK MYSELF and COUSIN TONY
 
 
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Me and Cousin Joe
 
PROSECCO at a BACARO
 
VENICE
Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
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Harry’s Bar
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The WORLD’S COOLEST RESTAURANT
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ARIGO CIPRIANI
Son of GIUSEPPE
aka HARRY
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ERNEST HEMINGWAY at HARRY’S BAR
with Owner / Founder GIUSEPPE CIPRIANI
HARRY’S BAR was one of HEMINGWAY’S Favorites
“Me Too” !
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Old Poster
HARRY’S BAR

VENICE

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The BRIDGE of SIGHS
 
VENICE
 
 
 
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MANGIA ITALIANO
MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
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HOTEL FIRENZE
My FIRST VENETIAN HOTEL
June 1985
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My HOTEL ROOM
HOTEL FIRENZE
VENICE
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MAP of VENICE
HOTEL FIRENZE
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I got lost in VENICE at Night. It was my first night there and my first trip ever to Europe. I was a young man of 23 and relatively new in my travel experience, how to get around and what to do. Yes I got lost and the Magical Maze, The Labyrinth that is Venice, with its winding streets, many bridges and narrow alleyways.
I learned a very important travel lesson that night. One of the first things you should ever do as you are in a new city and check into your hotel. While you’re at the desk, make sure to take a couple Business Cards of the hotel. Put one in your wallet or purse immediately, and put another in one of your pockets. If you ever get lost, you can give it to a Taxi Driver (Not in Venice though) and tell him to go here.
Yes, I got lost in Venice. I didn’t feel it at the time, but it’s a quite Wonderful thing to do, getting Lost in Venice.
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Hotel Guerrato
 
VENICE
 
1995
 
 
 
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HOTEL GUERRATO
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The BREAKFAST ROOM
 
HOTEL GUERRATO
 
 
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My Room
 
Hotel Guerrato
 
VENICE
I found this wonderful little Hotel in 1995, on my special trip to Explore the BACARI (Venetian Wine Bars) of VENICE. I had read a tiny little article about them in the New York Times that peeked my interest and inspired me to open one in New York. I book a trip for 8 days in Venice to explore, feel, experience and find out everything I could about the Wine Bars of Venice (Bacari). And I did just that. With the knowledge of that trip and my many years experience in the restauranat business in New York, I made a business plan, found a partner to join me, and I created the First Ever Bacaro in The United States, called BAR CICHETTI in New York’s Greenwich Village. Basta !
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SAN GIACOMO
The OLDEST CHURCH in VENICE
Built 1071
 
At The RIALTO
 
If You stay at GUERRATO
 
This is just 200 Feet Away
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The RIALTO MARKET
Over 700 Years Old
If you stay at Albergo Guerrato, you are Literally Several Feet from The RIALTO
You walk out the Door of the hotel, make a right, walk 30 Feet and you are Inside The RIALTO MARKET. It doesn’t get much Better than that.
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FRUIT MERCHAT
The RIALTO MARKET
VENICE
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BAR CICHETTI
America’s FIRST Ever VENETIAN WINE BAR
aka BACRO
Created by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
and Tom Taraci
 
 
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A Motoscafo Passes Through
 
PONTE ACCADAMIA
 
VENICE
 
 
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View from Accadamia Bridge
 
TURNER
 
TURNER
 

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HOTEL TIVOLI
 
DORSODORO
 
VENICE
 
1995
 
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The BREAKFAST ROOM
 
TIVOLI
 
VENICE
 
 
 
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My Room
 

The HOTEL TIVOLIVENICE

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HOTEL IRIS
 
VENICE
 
Stayed Here in 1996
 
 
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View from My Room
 
 

HOTEL IRISVENICE

 
 
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PALAZZO DARIO
 
 

VENICEITALY

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Near HOTEL IRIS
 
 
DORSODORO
 
 
VENICE
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SUNDAY SAUCE
When Italians Cook
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CAFFE FLORIAN
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GAIACOMO CASANOVA
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CASANOVA Seduces
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 Trattoria Poste Vecie
Since 1500
This restaurant was a Favorite of GIACOMO CASANOVA
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Where CASANOVA Often DINED
and SEDUCED

In the fish market area, in Campo delle Beccarie, there is instead Poste Vecie restaurant open since 1500, where Casanova used to hide away with friends and especially girl friends to enjoy luxurious banquets. The whole area of St. Mark’s Square and especially the old premises, starting from Caffè Florian, have been hunting grounds of the great seducer.

 

 

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DO MORI

The erotic tour of Venice cannot exclude the Rialto area and in particular the Sotoportego dei Do Mori where in the tavern of the same name Casanova liked giving the first appointment to his ladies. Who showed up strictly masked.

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Antonio Vivaldi
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See a VIVALDI CONCERT at The PIETA
Where VIVALDI was The MAESTRO
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The PIETA
On The  RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVONA
VENICE , ITALY
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The RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVONI
by CANALETTO
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BACARI

The WINE BARS of VENICE

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VEDOVA

 

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INSIDE The BAR at VEDOVA

BACARO

 

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GONDOLA’S with Della SALUTE in Background

The MOLO

VENICE

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The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK
SECRET RECIPE
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