Thursday, April 27, 2017

I Need a New Bag



Your travel bag needs to be replaced. Where do you start when looking at a new piece of luggage?
Start by weighing it empty. Many bags are marked ‘lightweight’, but what does that mean? If the weight is marked on the tag, weigh it anyway. If you’re looking for a carry-on bag, try to keep it to less than 10 pounds.
Speaking of carry-on bags…did you know each airline controls the size requirements of your carry on? The TSA does not. So, your bag may make it through security and then the gate agent might ask you to gate check it due to its size.
Not all overhead bins are the same size. When reading the tags on carry-on luggage, you’ll note they say ‘will fit in most overhead compartments.’ That’s why you need to think about dimensions of your new carry-on bag. With a range from 45 linear inches to 55 linear inches, there’s quite a difference among airlines. Delta, United, and American seem to be the smallest, while Virgin and Southwest are the most generous.
Dimensions include wheels. When measuring a new bag, be sure to include the wheels. Most likely the tag will only have the bag dimensions.
Wheels…do you want two or four? Up to you, but I like four on my carry-on. I can turn the bag sideways in the aisle and it rolls perfectly, without hitting anyone as I go by.

Pockets…good or unnecessary? Some bags have so many outside pockets, it seems like a waste to me. You might think differently. That’s why you need to decide if you want them or not before you buy. Pockets on the inside are a much better idea for me. Again, what do you like?
Price…definitely something to think about. Is cheaper better? Not necessarily. Is more expensive always better? Not necessarily. What you need to do, is check the bag closely. Are the seams well-constructed? Are the handles easy to grip for your size of hand? Do the wheels appear sturdy, or do they wobble and feel flimsy in your hands? Doe the telescoping handle go up and down easily? If something feels off about it, it might not be your best choice.
Material…soft sided versus hard. Do you need the bag to be waterproof? Is this bag going to get a lot of hard use? Do you have a preference?
Color…ahh, black versus non-black. Look at the baggage carousel. Black is definitely the predominant color. Want yours to stand out? Buy a different color. What if the bag you want only comes in black and hot pink…and hot pink will not work for you? Buy the black one and add some colored tape to the handle. You don’t need to put a bunch of ribbons, yarn, or silly things…unless that’s what you like. You can just add some simple colored tape found in any hardware store. It makes your bag easier to spot in the sea of black bags.
Brand…does it matter? Some companies have excellent warranties. If that is something you look for, you should check out bags made by those companies. Be sure to check what that warranty covers and understand the difference between full warranty, lifetime guarantee, and limited lifetime warranty.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

More About Cooking in Tuscany...I'm Interested...How About You?

L’Arte di Mangiar Bene
A unique week-long cookery course in rural Tuscany learning the art of eating well from the Italians
Saturday 19 August to Saturday 26 August 2017

   

   

L’arte di mangiar bene, the art of eating well, lies at the heart of the Italian lifestyle — and that’s just what you’ll enjoy during this cookery week. You’ll learn the secrets of healthy eating from The Watermill team, among them an Italian grandmother, an organic farmer and our gardener’s wife! You’ll choose freshest local ingredients (many from our own gardens) and prepare them deliciously. We’ll visit markets, vegetable gardens, olive groves and vineyards.

The Italians are the healthiest people in Europe and this is due not just the quality of the food, but to la bella vita italiana, the relaxed lifestyle which means taking time to talk to friends and to enjoy their company, not least in convivial meals around the dining table. You’ll be savouring all that, too.

You’ll stay in stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. The mill’s gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all yours to enjoy.  This is the art of eating – and living – well!




Our unique cookery course

      

On this cookery course with a difference, you’ll gain hands-on experience of cooking mouth-watering, healthy Italian meals with the freshest ingredients. The emphasis will be on culinary techniques that will help propel the healthy Italian lifestyle into your own home.

Our team is led by Lois Breckon, who has masterminded the Watermill menus for many years, and her friend and colleague Ingrid Fabbian, an expert on nutrition, as well on the preparation of home-made pasta and bread. Our Italian experts include our cook, grandmother Mirella Musetti, professional chef Angelina Benedetti, organic farmer Federica La Sala and our gardener’s wife Marida Tognini. We will share their decades of culinary and horticultural experience, based on knowledge passed through the generations of Italians.
Your hands-on cooking sessions and our daily demonstrations will cover many aspects of the Italian and Tuscan cucina, from appetisers (antipasti) to after-dinner biscuits (biscottini) and much else in between; from pane to pasta, through main courses, to homemade puddings and ice cream.

There will also be trips out to markets and food producers, to an ice-cream parlour and a hill-top gourmet restaurant, and a panigacci evening (rounds of unleavened bread brought hot to your table and served with local hams and cheeses.) So, as well as learning l’arte di mangiar bene you’ll also sample the vita bella italiana.

Everything is included in the cost of your coking at the watermill:  all tuition, accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre). You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!


Please go to www.watermill.net to learn more.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Rutherford Grill In Napa Valley Is Always A Favorite!





Always a favorite place to stop when in the Napa area.




Yesterday's meal was fantastic...now I need to figure out how to make it.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Simple Suggestions To Get The Most Out Of Your Trip Abroad



I've posted several suggestions to get the most out of your trip. I'll continue to post those...

For today, take a look at these simple suggestions...


Map your location
Most of us already check street maps a few times before a trip to make sure our hotel is close to downtown or a planned drive isn't too long to do in a day -- but there are many more riches to be found if you spend a little more time with a mapping app.

Preview the traffic
Before I fly into an airport, I check the route from the airport (or the rental car garage) to my lodging.

Read a history book
Sure, you’ve probably read guide books. But, this can help you gain appreciation and understanding of the various tourist landmarks you might visit. That way they won’t seem like just another thing to gawk at and move on.


Look at photos
Again, take a step beyond the guide book and check out some extra photos.

Learn a few phrases

I find it a good idea to learn several phrases. Please, thank you, and hello go a long way. For me, I learn even more. I want to be able to read the menu and street signs. If you can’t speak the language…at least smile.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Help...I've Lost My Wallet! Some Travel Tips





Lost your wallet when traveling?

Here are a few tips if you think it’s lost.

Contact your bank to change your PIN and cancel and replace your ATM card.

Contact your credit card companies. You should be traveling with only one or two, but call them immediately.

File a report with the hotel where you’re staying, the local police, and anyone else your concierge recommends.

You will need to contact the DMV to replace your driver’s license when you return home.


You will need to contact any insurance companies, if you carry those cards with you.

Pay close attention in the next few weeks to your bank statements, credit cards, and anything else that doesn’t look right.

To back up a few steps…what are some things you really don’t need in your wallet when you travel?

Your Social Security card…leave it in a safe place at home.

Any cheat cheats with PINs or passwords, especially for bank accounts.

Blank checks…not a good idea.

Your Medicare card…after all, it has your Social Security number on it. Instead, make a copy, block our several digits of your SSN, and keep that in your wallet. Hospitals can look you up if they need to.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Do You Have a Favorite Travel Purse?


When you travel...what purse do you like? Is it RFID? Is it large enough to hold everything? Or, is it small enough for just the basics?

I've had different ones over the years. Some I liked...some, not so much.

Recently, I came across a site with stylish, yet functional and safe purses for travel.


I will be trying this on at least two different types of trips.

Stay tuned for how I fill it...and how I like it. I'll give you all the details then.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cookery Course With A Difference In Italy

L’arte di mangiar bene, the art of eating well, lies at the heart of the Italian lifestyle — and that’s just what you’ll enjoy during this cookery week. You’ll learn the secrets of healthy eating from The Watermill team, among them an Italian grandmother, an organic farmer and our gardener’s wife! You’ll choose freshest local ingredients (many from our own gardens) and prepare them deliciously. We’ll visit markets, vegetable gardens, olive groves and vineyards.




The Italians are the healthiest people in Europe and this is due not just the quality of the food, but to la bella vita italiana, the relaxed lifestyle which means taking time to talk to friends and to enjoy their company, not least in convivial meals around the dining table. You’ll be savouring all that, too.

You’ll stay in stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. The mill’s gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all yours to enjoy.  This is the art of eating – and living – well!

On this cookery course with a difference, you’ll gain hands-on experience of cooking mouth-watering, healthy Italian meals with the freshest ingredients. The emphasis will be on culinary techniques that will help propel the healthy Italian lifestyle into your own home.

Our team is led by Lois Breckon, who has masterminded the Watermill menus for many years, and her friend and colleague Ingrid Fabbian, an expert on nutrition, as well on the preparation of home-made pasta and bread. Our Italian experts include our cook, grandmother Mirella Musetti, professional chef Angelina Benedetti, organic farmer Federica La Sala and our gardener’s wife Marida Tognini. We will share their decades of culinary and horticultural experience, based on knowledge passed through the generations of Italians.

Your hands-on cooking sessions and our daily demonstrations will cover many aspects of the Italian and Tuscan cucina, from appetisers (antipasti) to after-dinner biscuits (biscottini) and much else in between; from pane to pasta, through main courses, to homemade puddings and ice cream.

There will also be trips out to markets and food producers, to an ice-cream parlour and a hill-top gourmet restaurant, and a panigacci evening (rounds of unleavened bread brought hot to your table and served with local hams and cheeses.) So, as well as learning l’arte di mangiar bene you’ll also sample the vita bella italiana.

Everything is included in the cost of your coking at the watermill:  all tuition, accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre). You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!


Please go to www.watermill.net to learn more.



Monday, April 10, 2017

Holiday Of Learning In Tuscany. Cooking, Painting, Writing and More.


Watermill

Looking for a fantastic cooking experience in Tuscany? Recently, I partnered with the owners of Watermill at Posara, Tuscany. This unique setting is the ideal place for their relaxing, inspiring, fun-filled painting holidays and creative writing courses.
They also offer unique self-catering holiday accommodation in three self-contained apartments. The mill has been beautifully restored and furnished and all the bright, well decorated bedrooms enjoy lovely views over the river, the gardens or the mountains.
Check out their beautiful and historic watermill beside the River Rosaro in the small village of Posara. Peaceful and secluded, yet part of the village, the mill is just a mile or so from the walled medieval town of Fivizzano with its cafés, restaurants and shops. This is the heart of Lunigiana, in the North-west of Tuscany.
Want a painting holiday? According to the owners, Lois and Bill Breckon, their relaxing, inspiring and fun-filled painting courses with hand-picked internationally renowned tutors are designed to help both experienced painters and beginners to release their talent and most of all, enjoy their painting.
“We offer courses in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and other media. The courses run from Saturday to Saturday and we usually spend the first day or so painting around the mill, followed by excursions to the hills (olive groves and mountain views), to the medieval walls of Fivizzano and the castle and village of Verrucola for lots of en plein air experience. There’s also a visit to the walled city of Lucca or the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre.”

Maybe creative writing is what you’re looking for. “The Watermill at Posara is the ideal place for an inspirational writing course. Set in a beautiful valley in Lunigiana, Tuscany’s unspoilt corner, the mill provides the perfect environment for focusing on your writing without the distractions of everyday life. Our sympathetic tutors will share with you the secrets of writing success and what publishers are looking for. And after a hard day’s work you can slip into holiday mode with wonderful food, good company and relaxing surroundings.
Our intimate creative writing courses (for 10 or so students) are designed to help both enthusiastic beginners and more experienced writers. Your tutor will give you a one-on-one tutorial during your stay as well as feedback on your work.”
If you’re interested, bookings should be made using the Watermill’s Booking Enquiry Form at http://watermill.net/mill-forms/form-cooking-holiday-enquiry17.php. If you book via this form, you can use my name as “Introduced by Wendy”. You might just get some special treatment…or a glass of wine!
Want to learn more? Check out their blog. http://www.watermill.uk.net/blog/?p=11873
Stay tuned to my next post and learn more...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Park Guell. A Barcelona Delight!


Park Güell was commissioned by Eusebi Güell who wanted to create a stylish park for Barcelona aristocracy. Check out the famous Gaudi dragon fountain, all done in colored tile, at the entrance.
Meander through the walkway, supported by twisting rock pillars that appear to be growing right out of the ground. Gaudi used nature in his works and it is evident here.
At the top of the park is a terraced area where you can view the entire park and Barcelona. Take some time to sit on one of the many vibrant, multi-colored tiled mosaic seats. They look hard and not very comfortable. But, the way they are constructed provides a delightful seat with just the right amount of back support. 
The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and officially opened as a public park in 1926. Guell and Gaudi wanted this park within the entire park to be for the group of homes surrounding it.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Do You Visit Museums?


Museums are major tourist destinations. There are many ways to get the most out a museum visit. You  want to do the museum justice and have fun at the same time. So…how do you do that?   
For some museums, it’s best to set an amount of time you want to spend there. If it’s a huge museum…think the Louvre…you won’t see it all!
Make sure you eat before you go. Your concentration will be better if your stomach is not growling at you.
Try to plan a focus. If you hurry though, you probably won’t remember the 200 paintings or exhibits you glanced at. Maybe pick a room or an artist or a time period.
If an audio tour is offered, take it. You might be surprised at the information you learn while you’re studying the exhibit. In the case of the Last Supper in Milan…the audio tour is an absolute must.
If you need or want to view certain pieces, hiring a guide might be the best thing for you.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Amboy Crater...Ever Heard of It?




Amboy Crater is an extinct North American cinder cone type of volcano that rises above a 27 square mile lava field in southern California. This 250-foot-high crater is 1,500 feet in diameter. Located in the Barstow-Bristol trough, a conspicuous west-northwest trending physiographic feature, this field was created by at least four distinct periods of eruptions, resulting in a group of volcanic cinder cones. The most recent eruption of Amboy crate was about 10,000 years ago.

 One of the best examples in the Mojave Desert of a volcanic cinder cone, it is situated in one of the youngest volcanic fields in the United States.

A footpath leads to the top of the cone where you can get a good view of the surrounding area. The hike to the Crater and back can take 2-3 hours. Late January through March are good times to see the wildflowers.



Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973, Amboy Crater was recognized for its visual and geological significance. Although Amboy Crater is not unique, it is an excellent example of a very symmetrical volcanic cinder cone.

The inside of the 250' high crater contains two lava dams behind which has formed small lava lakes. These are now flat in general appearance, covered with light colored clay, creating the impression of miniature "dry lakes." There is a breach on the west side of the crater where basaltic lava poured out over a vast area. Beyond the crater lies 24 square miles of lava flow containing such features as lava lakes, collapsed lava tubes and sinks, spatter cones and massive flows of basalt.


The scenic and solitary Amboy Crater was a popular sight and stop for travelers on U.S. Route 66 in California before the opening of Interstate 40 in 1973. Other than a stretch of U.S. Route 66 in New Mexico, Amboy Crater was one of few extinct volcanoes along the entire route, so generations of U.S. Route 66 travelers from the 1920s through the 1960s could boast that they had climbed a real volcano. Visits decreased after Interstate 40 opened, but have increased in recent years with the nearby Mitchell CavernsMojave National Preserve, and renewed historical tourism interest in "old Route 66."



The Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recommends using the Western Cone Trail to reach the volcano peak's rim, a steep and rocky hiking trail. The trailhead is at the Amboy Crater day use parking area, which provides shaded and open picnic tables and public restrooms. Regular desert precautions apply here: being alert for rattlesnakes and old military explosives, and having a hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and abundant drinking water. Educational and organized groups are advised to contact the BLM before heading out to Amboy Crater.

To get to the trailhead: From Barstow, take Interstate 40 west to exit 50. Turn right on Crucero Road and make an immediate left onto Route 66. Take route 66 for 26 miles to the crater.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Amboy Crater


Has anyone been here? Does anyone know where it is?

More to follow...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bodega Bay Beaches...Great Summer Fun




Looking for some beach time this summer? 

Head north to the beaches along Bodega Bay. They’re close, they offer a variety of activities, the rugged coastline provides endless photo opportunities, and the scenery is spectacular.

Here are just a few:

Salmon Creek is a wide expanse of beach at the point where Salmon Creek meets the Pacific. Surfers and families love this beach.

Goat Rock is a fantastic spot for kayakers and anyone enjoying a great view. Plus, there’s the rock…Goat Rock.

Portuguese Beach is a long, wide beach between Bodega Bay and the Russian River. It’s one of the largest sandy beaches in the area, providing a lengthy walking beach.

Arched Rock Beach is named for the big rock with a hole in it. The rock is actually next to Marshall Gulch Beach. Visit here during low tides.

Schoolhouse Beach is one of the wider and nicer beaches along the Pacific between Bodega Bay and the Russian River. Explore the tide pools and the sandy expanse.


Wright’s Beach consists of coarse sand, smooth, small pebbles, and Jade, agates, and chert. Looking for some true California Jade? You’ll need to spend some time looking closely at each pebble. Happy hunting.

  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Did You Know?


Speaking of Passports...

Did you know...

US passports are made with an amazing 60 different materials provided by 16 vendors.

Benjamin Franklin is considered to have one of the first recorded US passports, according to the Smithsonian.

In 2016 the US Department of State issued 18.7 million passports. There were 131.8 million valid passports in circulation. In 2017, 18 million of those are set to expire.

The US was the first country to issue machine readable passports. This happened in 1981.

The President of the United States is required to travel with a passport.

All US citizens are required to use US passports when entering the United States, even if they hold dual citizenship.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Need Your Passport Renewed?


There has been a great deal of information lately about passports, renewing them, and making sure they are up-to-date.

That's a key if you travel outside of the US. Always check your passport before you make your reservations. Do you know where it is? When does it expire? Where do you go to get a new photo taken?

Here are some interesting facts and some tips for taking care your passport is absolutely in tip top shape.

If you need a new photo...don't take a selfie. I had mine taken at Costco. The price was right and they made sure it looked exactly like the requirements.

On your photo...don't smile, don't wear your glasses, hats, temporary tattoos, uniforms, or headphones. Unacceptable photos are the number one reason passport applications are denied, according to the State Department.

Why would you need a new passport if your old one is not expired? If you've had extreme plastic surgery, tattooed your face, or lost or gained a large amount of weight...you could be required to get a new passport.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Post by The Travel Ambassador





As a travel blogger and a traveler, I follow other viable travel professionals. One who always has good information is The Travel Ambassador, Angel Castellanos.

Check out his recent post on the Best New Travel Apps for 2017. It's a worthwhile post with lots of great info.

Here is the link...copy and paste in your browser.

http://www.angelstravellounge.com/index.php/apps-2017/#more-4739


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Olympic National Park


Looking for a unique driving trip, complete with variety, simplicity, and history? How about the diversity of visiting rain forests, mountains, glaciers, coastlines, lakes, and rivers all in one place. Impossible?

Look no further than Olympic National Park, located on the Olympic peninsula in Washington. At almost one million acres and encompassing several different ecosystems, Olympic seems to have it all.

Hunters, whalers, explorers, and at least eight different Olympic Peninsula tribes of Native Americans have called this area home for a long time…over 2,900 years, at least. We now call it Olympic National Park…since 1938, that is.

Driving past and through an old growth temperate rain forest is humbling to say the least. Stop and experience a piece of that rain forest up close. These massive conifers stand over 25 stories tall. That’s hard to comprehend, even when you’re standing at the bottom, trying to find the sky above. Look closely to distinguish different shades of green from forest floor emerald green to treetop Christmas green. Listen to the quiet. Step over fallen trees that look like they contain enough lumber for a good sized house.

Continue driving and the Pacific Ocean appears, complete with fog and gray skies. With about 75 miles of wilderness coastline and 490 offshore islands, Olympic National Park contains one of the longest and most dramatic stretches of uninterrupted coast in the United States. While you can’t exactly drive all of that coastline, take the time to stop at strategically placed view points along the highway.  Most likely, you’ll pull out your camera to capture the rocky headlands, eroded arches, and off shore sea stacks. But, it just doesn’t do it justice.

Don’t forget your rain gear, either. They don’t report inches of rain here…they talk in feet. Fourteen to eighteen feet of rain every year is impressive and important to the green carpet beneath you and the canopy above you. Could be that’s why this is a rain forest, huh? This primeval temperate rain forest is unique in many aspects. Rain forests like this one used to exist from southern Oregon to southeast Alaska. Not so much, anymore however. Now, they only exist in Chile, New Zealand, and southern Australia. We’re fortunate to be able to visit up close and personal here.

Okay, you’ve seen the Pacific with its wild coastline and the trees just don’t stop. Looking for lakes? 


One favorite is Lake Crescent, the result of glacial action. It’s deep, over 600 feet, and cold. Bluish-green in color, it’s also so clear you can often see at least 60 feet down. Why? The lake has very little nitrogen, which limits the growth of phytoplankton, the algae found in many lakes. Weaving along the highway in and out of the forest offers glimpses of Lake Crescent, often postcard perfect. From a distance, blue-black trees huddle up next to the shoreline and seem to disappear into the dark water. 

Want to explore some more? Hike one of the eight trails around the lake and depending upon your level of hiking, you can climb up to a 90 foot waterfall, you can step over previous landside areas, you can wander through old growth forests, or hike to some ridge views that make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

With this much diversity and seemingly countless opportunities for exploring, Olympic National Park is more than a one day trip. Especially if you want to get to know this grand old park. US Highway 101 takes you around the entire park and you could hurry your way around it. Would you see rain forests, unspoiled coastline, glacier carved lakes that make you feel like you’re in northern Italy, miles and miles of old trees, and countless logging trucks? Sure…but not well.

Instead, take some more time to really get to know and explore this special piece of America. Visitor centers offer maps, exhibits, and rangers who will answer questions and give information. A great place to stop is at the one located in Port Angeles. Others are located in the Hoh Rain Forest area and Hurricane Ridge.

Why visit now? Our National Parks turn 100 years old in 2016, so this is the perfect time to visit Olympic National Park. Watch out, though…it will steal your heart like no other park. After all…it’s not like any other National Park we have. I think Einstein was correct…there is simplicity here.

If you go: Olympic National Park is open 24 hours a day, year round. Some roads, campgrounds, and trails are only open seasonally, however. Check the National Park Service website for additional information, http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Latest Mystery...Set in San Francisco




Good News...

Congratulations! Your book "Master of Disguise" is available for pre-order in the Kindle Store. It is available* for customers to pre-order



Customers who pre-ordered the book will receive the content on the release date, 03/09/2017.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Afternoon Prosecco...at Cantina Do Mori





When in Venice…Cantina Do Mori

No chairs…just a few stools. No tables…just a long wooden bar and some upturned wine barrels. 

Dozens of antique copper pots hang from the dark, wooden ceiling. Tour groups wander in…but don’t stay for even one glass. Locals stop at the same time each day…and the bartender never asks what they want.

Warm and cozy, this original bacaro has been catering to the workers of the Rialto Market, tourists, and even supposedly Casanova since 1462. Like so many things in Venice, it’s not easy to find. Even with a map. It’s tucked in an alley way between Ruga Vecchia, San Giovanni, and Calle Arco. Got that?


It’s definitely worth double checking the alleyways to find it. Or, stop and ask a shop keeper.

Stop in mid-morning and you’ll find a group of older, local men gathering here for their glass of vino. The bartender knows what each of them drinks. He even knows to pour mostly water into one guy’s glass and top it off with a little wine. They visit with each other and then with anyone who looks friendly. It doesn’t matter that your Italian is not good and their English is almost non-existent. You can still have a conversation.

Stop in the afternoon for cicchetti, crostini, or salami with your glass of young white wine or prosecco. Not sure which bar snack you want? Ask the bartender. His recommendations are right on. If it’s lunchtime, try one of the tramezzini, crustless, oversized sandwiches with your glass of red wine. Chances are, you’ll meet the same group of men from the morning, in for their afternoon glass.

They’ll remember you and start the conversation where they left off.

It’s just the thing to do.

IF YOU Go: Cantina Do Mori is located at Calle dei Do Mori, 429 San Polo Venezia.