Wednesday Morning Blooms and Grappa 

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Bassano Del Grappa

My husband and I both work six days a week so on Sunday we like to have “family” day. We love exploring cities in Veneto or escaping to the Venetian countryside.

Last Sunday, we visited one of my favorite cities, Bassano Del Grappa!! One of the perks of living in Treviso is I’m only a 35 minute drive to the town that’s famously known for inventing grappa. Grappa is made from the left over stems and seeds of the grapes. It’s a rather strong liquor and quite usually Italians have it in their caf√©.














What are your plans for Sunday?

Osteria alla Caneva

We had an amazing lunch at Osteria alla Caneva Sunday afternoon.

Most places, you usually need a reservation for a Sunday afternoon. We didn’t have one. We stumbled across this old, rustic osteria which is a little outside of the heart of Bassano.

First impression – hmm ok, but it’s rather small. I was worried how I was going to fit my Inglesina stroller, diaper bag and mini poodle all inside comfortably. Everything worked out and the owner was incredibly nice. He gave Harley ( mini poodle) a bowl of water. That’s a HUGE point in my book!

How many places in America allow dogs in the restaurant? Let alone give them a bowl of water? None, right?

Osteria alla Caneva serves typical Venetian dishes which I adore!!

Hint – there are no menus. The waiter simply tells you what the Chef offers for the day. So knowing a little Italian helps but if not I’m sure they speak English. Can’t order anything wrong at this place anyhow. The food is simply amazing!


I had fresh fettuccine with tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala and basil. Perfect dish for a hot summer day.

For dessert I had torta di ananas(pineapple).


To finish off my meal, I unlike most Italians had a latte macchiato after. Haha! I laugh when telling you because it’s rather unusual to order such a drink after a lunch.

If you are in Bassano del Grappa, you should definitely stop by for lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed.

Osteria alla caneva is located at
Via Giacomo Matteotti 34
Bassano del Grappa


Forza Italia


Hi everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that Italy is playing tonight at 6pm.

Be sure to watch them if you can.


I took this photo over the weekend in Bassano del Grappa. This was taken along the Ponte (bridge) Alpini. Beautiful to see so many Italian flags and the bridge lined with red geraniums.