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2006 Trip - Italy - Venice - Locanda Orseolo

Wednesday 5-17-06

After unpacking and freshening up, we got some restaurant recommendations from Matteo and went to one located on the other side of the Rialto Bridge, Ostaria Antico Dolo. I didn't have Shannon & Ruth's book, Chow! Venice, at the time, but I now see that it is included in their book.

Bill and I shared a vegetarian antipasto, which was wonderful. Then he had spaghetti with tomato sauce, and I had the most delectable pumpkin gnocchi. The tiramisu for dessert was the best I have ever had! This ranks right up at the top of restaurants in Italy to this point.

Thursday 5-18-06

We met Matteo's wife Barbara at breakfast the next morning. Wonderful feast - meats, cheese, cereals, yogurts, juice and made-to-order omelettes and sweet crepes. Great cappuccino too. No lunch for us!

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Locanda Orseolo was a joy to stay in! Fabulous service and wonderful breakfasts. They could not do enough for us!

Here are a few pictures - some I took and some are "borrowed".

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Matteo and Barbara:
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Comments (9)

Sigh, this makes me so "homesick" for Venice! I ate at Antico Dolo too, on Matteo's recommendation, and loved it.

Did you know that Matteo and Barbara have a second hotel now? He runs the new place, and Barbara (along with Gigi and Bruno and others) is still at Orseolo. They are such wonderful folks!

nancyhol:

No, Annie, I didn't know about the second hotel. What is it called?

Looks fabulous!

Beautiful - it is no wonder why so many on slow travel love the Orseolo.

sheri:

Beautiful pictures, Nancy. That breakfast looks amazing!

Al Ponte Antico. It's on the Grand Canal. I think it's quite a bit more expensive than Orseolo. It's getting rave reviews on Trip Advisor.

http://www.alponteantico.com/en/index.htm

When I stayed at Orseolo this past December, I met the newest member of their family...Barbara has a little Maltese puppy named Romeo!

Oh no wonder the name of the hotel sounded familiar, Annie stayed there on her last trip!

How lovely.
Thank you for sharing this with us...I love the photos!

Wonderful photos! I might have to try to stay there next time.

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