Venice – A City Unlike Any Other – Day 1 – Part 2

The largest campo close to our apartment was Campo San Giacomo, which was about a five-minute walk away.  This was the campo we would visit most often during our stay in Venice, as it held numerous cafés and shops, as well as a small supermarket, where we could pick up items we needed.  The campo took its name from the Chiesa di San Giacomo dell’Orio, which dominated the lovely square.  While we were interested in visiting the church at some point, at that moment, we were focusing more on orientating ourselves with the neighborhood.  I also discovered that the church was part of the Chorus Association, an organization that was formed to conserve, restore, and reopen Venice’s churches to the public.  In order to enter any church that was part of the Chorus network, one had to buy either a single admission ticket, or do what we did, and purchase a Chorus Pass for €12.00, which provided you access to each of the 16 churches in the network.   But, more on that later!

Sotoportego is a term used in Venice to describe a passageway that goes under a building, usually leading to another street or canal, as was the case with the one pictured below.

We found a cute neighborhood wine bar for dinner that night.  We sampled local dishes, which included macerated almonds and bread pudding as desserts.  We loved them all!  We also drank local wine, and then, headed back to the apartment for a good night’s sleep.


Next up: We spend Easter Day exploring more of the wonderful city of Venice!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Venice, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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