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With this feature we would like to give you the flavour of the real Venice, the one love and live.
local life in the heart of Dorsoduro, one of the most authentic areas in the city, the one we love them most, the one we The name Dorsoduro is derived from the words osso duro which means hard bone or hard spine, a reference to the harder soil found in this part of Venice.

That bone spine for us is Ponte delle Maravegie, where is our family home, studio and shop, the epicentre of our word. E attorno a questo epicentro gravitano le nostre vite nella quotidianeita' veneziana fatta di piccole cose, ma uniche And our shop and home on ponte delle Maravegie ‘casa e bottega’ as we say

Se non siamo in fornace a Murano, i giorni che siamo in negozio, Our father’s studio and gallery once our grandfather’s antiques furniture shop, e’ rimasto un family business e tutti gravitano per il negozio, ed e’ un andi e rivieni continuo.
E in una specie di continua staffetta, ci turniamo nella piccole commissioni e missioni della giornata.

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Il tragitto fondamentale della giornata e’ casa e campo santa Margherita - prima tappa caffe, edicola, daily shopping at la Barca, a floating fruit and vegetable store in Campo San Barnaba, by Ponte dei Pugni, a colorful boat permanently anchored to the dock sells fresh fruit and vegetables. On the business since ever for us - 1948 - after 63 years run by a family from Chioggia, La Barca has had a new management since 2011. The three hard-working young owners, from the Venice area, have also employed their children and family members. They are all kind, helpful and always smiling, service is fast and products are excellent.

In ultimo in campo Santa margherita il banchetto dei fiori di Andrea, solo il martedi e il sabato, che ci prepara originali bouquet di fiori per i nostri vasi - both for the shop and for home.


E quando la giornata volge al termine, scatta l'ora dell’aperitivo - per noi ’Schiavi’. Just across our Ponte delle Maravegie a bit further down the fondamenta “Cantine del Vino già Schiavi” or best know just as ‘Schiavi’ is our favorite bacaro (local dialect for wine bar).

Another family run business, where we feel like home, find friends, bring clients and always meet newcomers di passaggio. The nice and traditional bacaro looks, the great selection of typical as well as original and creative cichetti, the good wines, its position on a fondamenta and the view if offers on one of the last squeri (gondola-making place) make this our favorite bacaro in the Dorsoduro district. cicchetti, typical bar snacks. catch a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors by standing across the locale on the Fondamenta Maravegie canal. Squeri are gondola workshops.

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In ultimo in campo Santa margherita il banchetto dei fiori di Andrea, solo il martedi e il sabato, che ci prepara originali bouquet di fiori per i nostri vasi - both for the shop and for home.


E quando la giornata volge al termine, scatta l'ora dell’aperitivo - per noi ’Schiavi’. Just across our Ponte delle Maravegie a bit further down the fondamenta “Cantine del Vino già Schiavi” or best know just as ‘Schiavi’ is our favorite bacaro (local dialect for wine bar).

In ultimo in campo Santa margherita il banchetto dei fiori di Andrea, solo il martedi e il sabato, che ci prepara originali bouquet di fiori per i nostri vasi - both for the shop and for home.


E quando la giornata volge al termine, scatta l'ora dell’aperitivo - per noi ’Schiavi’. Just across our Ponte delle Maravegie a bit further down the fondamenta “Cantine del Vino già Schiavi” or best know just as ‘Schiavi’ is our favorite bacaro (local dialect for wine bar).

Another family run business, where we feel like home, find friends, bring clients and always meet newcomers di passaggio. The nice and traditional bacaro looks, the great selection of typical as well as original and creative cichetti, the good wines, its position on a fondamenta and the view if offers on one of the last squeri (gondola-making place) make this our favorite bacaro in the Dorsoduro district. cicchetti, typical bar snacks. catch a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors by standing across the locale on the Fondamenta Maravegie canal. Squeri are gondola workshops.