13th April a special day for us fans...Jana's birthday!
Your first trip to Venice? You will love it. It is like no other city in the world. No cars, wonderful old houses, romantic
gondolas, (its difficult to find a great restaurant and it is very tourist orientated).
Don't take any bullshit from waiters and check the bill as they have been known to add in the date!
One waiter told me I could not have any olive oil with my Cappacio of Beef ( air dried beef) as it did not need it.
I stood up and shouted at the top of my voice "Am I eating this or you?",
the whole restaurant was silent and watching. he went bright red "You Sir"
"Then bring me some olive oil please!"
Everyone clapped as the waiter brought me the oil......
My tip ? Go to the quiet back streets where the locals eat and you can find some wonderful cheap pizzas and be the only tourists.
Murano's ( glass blowing island) restaurants are the worst for high charges as it is s small and there is little alternative. i think the locals take a boat to the City to eat out!
Anyway ( sorry to ramble) have a GREAT Birthday! bella signorina que bella! ( Will you get that lovely bum pinched in Italy?)