Scade il 15.03.2019

Top 5: Bàcari in Venice

di Roberto Bentivegna

There isn’t a better way to discover Venice than a tour around the Bàcari. For each stop, a cicheto (a drink and a titbit) and an ombra di vino (literally “wine’s shadow”). The word Bàcaro might derive from the God Bacchus or from far bacara that is “to make noise, to be noisy and jolly” in venetian, but that’s not important; Bàcari were essentially wine makers that, during Serenissima‘s time, used to arrive in San Marco’s square to sell their nectar, following the shadow of San Marco’s bell tower in order to protect their wine from the sun: this is the origin of the term ombra di vino.