If you pass by the Cantine del Vino già Schiavi in Dorsoduro at this time of year, you’ll find that the staff has prepared yet another Christmas tree in keeping with the products they sell.
It’s a bit upmarket this year, with golden clad champagne (or maybe prosecco) corks used to form the albero di natale.
And, the window still reflects the Chiesa San Trovaso, just across the canal.
This is an excellent place to go and enjoy Venetian cicchetti (little snacks) at lunch or in the evening, along with a glass of your favourite tipple. Be aware the place is tiny and you may be standing on the fondamenta by the canal to enjoy your pause.