10.28.2012

Honeymoon -- Day 2 -- Venice (Afternoon)

Next we went to St. Mark's Square and took the elevator to the top of the Campanile bell tower, where we could look out on everything -- the whole square, the Doge's Palace, the basilica...







We went into St. Mark's Basilica and admired all the detail within (but unfortunately couldn't take any pictures.) Then we went to the Doge's Palace. This was the seat of the Venetian government and home of the duke. The most interesting parts to us were the prisons and the Bridge of Sighs, named such because it's where prisoners got their last view of Venice, and supposedly they would let out a sigh. We couldn't take pictures inside here either, but we took a couple of the courtyard.




We left the square and set off in search of lunch. Timing is tough in Italy for lunch. A lot of places close early afternoon and don't open again until the evening, but we stumbled upon Trattoria Ai Fabbri. The door was propped open and we saw some other people having lunch inside.



We were in the mood for pasta. Jeff got the gnocchi Bolognese. It was a tiny bit gummy but good otherwise. I really enjoyed the sauce. It was especially tasty with a little Parmigiano-Reggiano sprinkled on top.


I had tortellini with prosciutto in a cream sauce. It was very rich but incredibly delicious too. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, and overall it was a good find.


8 comments:

Sacha said...

I love how you say, "I was in the mood for pasta." I bet that was the case many times during this trip ;). Keep the recaps coming!

DeliciousDish said...

Ha ha. I don't think I was ever not in the mood for pasta. And now that we're back, all I want to do is make fresh pasta!

Emily said...

I love the black and white photos of Venice - stunning! And your lunch looks like the perfect pick-me-up!

IndulgeInspireImbibe said...

I was just going to say what Emily did, the photos you captured in black and white are striking. I love that you are taking us on this journey with you every step of the day. Keep up the fun honeymoom posts!

In and Around Town said...

Beautiful photos! I had the same issue in Spain with the timing of lunch, but your dish sounded fantastic! Loving all these posts :)

Simply Life said...

oh these pictures are just STUNNING!

Colleen said...

I'm getting so jealous of all the delicious pasta you got to eat on your honeymoon. I really need to go to Italy!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

The architecture is stunning, especially the black/white photographs. And of course the pasta looks amazing. Swoon.