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It is a most attractive building, considering it began life as a flour mill. Thank goodness it wasn’t just demolished, with apartment blocks erected in its stead.
Our stroll gradually picked up pace, as the nippy breeze nibbled at our faces. We saw a welcoming doorway, and entered.
We made our way through the scrum of customers who were enjoying a drink and ciccheti, and decided “When in Giudecca, do as the Giudeccans”. All in the name of research, of course. So now, we can recommend this Osteria, should you be looking for a place to stop for refreshments, on the Giudecca.