Venice – A City Unlike Any Other – Day 3 – Part 6 – A Poet’s House and More

The Monumento a Pietro Paleocapa, the Italian scientist, engineer, and politician, is the work of the sculptor Luigi Ferrari, and has a prominent place in the Giardini Papadopoli.

A plaque marks the house where the Italian poet and essayist, Diego Valeri, lived.  Valeri fell in love with this city, and would go on to write numerous books dedicated to Venice, and its surrounding areas.

The Chiesa dell’Angelo Raffaele, or the Church of the Angel Raphael, is one of the eight churches in the city founded by Saint Magnus of Oderzo.  The church, as we see it today, dates from 1618.  The Archangel Raphael was a patron saint of fishermen, and so, this church featured quite prominently in the lives of the citizens of this district of the city.

After a brief rest back at the apartment, we headed out for a drink, before dinner.  Nothing hits the spot after a full day of sightseeing like a good Negroni Sbagliato, which is basically a Negroni in which the gin is substituted with prosecco.  I love it, and prefer it to the normal Negroni any day, and the ones they served at the wine bar, El Sbarlefo, were perfect!

We chose the wine bar, because it was only just a few minutes away from Hostaria Osottoosopra, the restaurant where we had dinner reservations.  We dined on delicious food, mainly fish, with the exception of an entrée of calf’s liver cooked in Venetian style, along with a good bottle of local wine and, of course, dessert!


Next up: We have one last day in Venice, and a visit to the Chiesa di San Polo!


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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