Venice

What to See
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Museums

Doge's Palace

If you had one museum to visit this would be it! Masterpiece of Gothic architecture with the most grand and richly decorated halls that Venice has to offer, the Palace used to be the centre of power through ten centuries of the Serenissima’s reign. You will walk through the Bridge of Sighs and see the longest painting in the World.

Opening hrs. April to October 8.30 am – 7 pm (last admission 6 pm)
November to March 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (last admission 4.30 pm)
Closed on December 25th and January 1st
Admission: ticket including all Museum of St. Mark’s Square. 18€ adults, 11€ students under 26 and people over 65 years old; free for children under 6 years old.

Web site: Doge’s Palace

Museum Correr / Archaeological Museum / St. Mark’s Library

Set in the Napoleonic Royal Palace, the Museum gives you an overview of venetian culture and society’s lifestyle, and holds a unique paintings collection. You can also see the newly restored Imperial Apartments, Canova’s sublime works and the Renaissance ceiling of the Libreria Marciana.

Opening hrs. April to October 10 am – 7 pm (last admission 6 pm)
November to March 10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Closed on December 25th and January 1st

Admission: ticket including all Museum of St. Mark’s Square. 18€ adults, 11€ students under 26 and people over 65 years old; free for children under 6 years old.

Web site: Museum Correr / Archaeological Museum / St. Mark’s Library

The Clock Tower

For those of you who likes mechanical engineering, the tour will guide you through the clock mechanism dated back to the 18th century. You need to previously book and pay online.

Opening hrs: guided tours from Monday to Wednesday, at 10 am and 11 am; Thursday to Sunday, at 2 pm and 3 pm.

Admission: 12€ adults, 7€ students under 25 and people over 65 years old, free for children under 6 years old.

Web site: The Clock Tower

The Great School of St. Mark

Particularly interesting for those of you in medical profession: it’s a hidden gem of a space with an incredibly impressive ceiling and a collection of ancient medical books and surgical instruments. It looks like an old Renaissance palace but it is the Hospital of Venice!

Opening Hrs. Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm.
Admission: 5€ Adults, 3€ students under 26 years old

Web site: The Great School of St. Mark

The Great School of St. Roch

We can describe this as the most precious treasure of Venice, only comparable to Rome’s Sistine Chapel. It is Tintoretto’s masterpiece commissioned by the most influential Confraternity of 16th century Venice.

Opening hrs: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (last admission 5 pm)
Closed on December 25th and January 1st
Admission: 10€ adults, 8€ students under 26 and people over 65 years old, free for people under 18 years old.

Web site: The Great School of St. Roch

Ca’ Rezzonico

It’s one of the most beautiful and opulent noble palaces in Venice. You will discover how a powerful aristocratic family used to live in the 18th century Venice, surrounded by enchanting Murano chandeliers, great artworks and original pieces of furniture.

Opening hrs. from April to October 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5 pm)
from November to March 10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Closed on Tuesday, December 25th, January 1st and May 1st
Admission: 10€ adults, 7,50€ students under 26 and people over 65 years old; free for children under 6 years old.

Web site Ca’ Rezzonico

Ca’ Pesaro

It is The International Gallery of Modern and Oriental Art. After recent renewal of the display, Ca’ Pesaro is now one of the most prominent museums of Venice, holding a collection of 19th and 20th centuries artworks, including Klimt and Rodin.

Opening hrs. from April to October 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5 pm)
from November to March 10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st and May 1st

Admission: 10€ adults, 7,50€ students under 26 and people over 65 years old; free for children under 6 years old.

Web site: Ca’ Pesaro

Querini Stampalia Foundation

The palace and its collections were donated to the City of Venice by the last count Querini Stampalia, whose will was to make them accessible to everyone. Restored by Carlo Scarpa, the most influential architect of contemporary Venice, the palace is a unique fusion of tradition and modernity.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5.30 pm)
Admission: 10€ adults, 8€ students and people over 65 years old.

Web site: Querini Stampalia Foundation

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

It is set in Peggy Guggenheim’s house in Venice, facing the Grand Canal with a beautiful garden. It’s one of the most visited museums in Venice and probably the most interesting among the four Guggenheims you can find in the world. It’s not just a museum, it’s a space where you can spend hours enjoying a marvelous view of the Grand Canal from the terrace or discovering statues in the garden.

Opening hours: from 10 am to 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesdays and December 25th

Admission: 15€ adults, 9€ students under 26 and 13€ people over 65 years old, free for children under 10 years old.

Web site: Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Palazzo Grassi / Punta della Dogana

Both places are owned by the François Pinault Foundation, one of the biggest names in the contemporary art market in the world. Both palaces were restored by acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando and every year they organize differently themed exhibitions.

Opening hours: from 10 am to 7 pm (last admission 6pm)
Closed on Tuesdays

Admission: Adults 15€ (1 museum) 20€ (both museums); students under 26 and people over 65 years old 10€ (1 museum) 15€ (both museums)
Web site: Palazzo Grassi / Punta della Dogana

* Both Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are opened just for temporary exhibitions.

Gallery of the Accademia

Probably the most important art gallery in Venice, it gives you over 5 centuries of Venetian art with masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, Giorgione and all the other great Ancient Masters.

Opening hours: Mondays 8.15 am to 2 pm (last admission 1pm), Tuesday to Sunday 8.15 am to 7.15 pm (last admission 6.15pm)

Admission:9€ adults, 6€ students under 26 years old, free for students under 18
Web site:  Gallery of the Accademia

Museum of Icons

Those of you particularly interested in orthodox iconography will find in this small museum an evidence of the ancient bond between Venice and Eastern Mediterranean.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 9 am – 4.30 pm
Admission: 4€ full price, 2€ reduced
Web site: Museum of Icons

Jewish Museum

Venice Jewish Ghetto is the most ancient in the world. Thanks to the Jewish Museum you will be able to visit three Synagogues, understanding better Jewish culture and society.

Opening hours: June to September, 9 am to 7 pm; October to May, 9 am to 5.30 pm
Guided tours of Synagogues start at every hour from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Closed on Saturdays and other jewish festivities, December 25th, January 1st and May 1st.

Admission: Museum 4€ adults, 3€ reduced.
Museum and Synagogues Tour 10€ adults, 8€ reduced.
Web site: Jewish Museum

Palazzo Fortuny

It is probably one of the most fascinating museums in Venice. This gothic palace used to be the residence of eclectic Catalan artist Mariano Fortuny, who left his mark throughout the whole Palazzo. Nowadays it has become the venue for critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions.

Opening Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5 pm) Closed on Tuesdays, December 25th and January 1st

Admission: 12€ adults, 10€ students under 26 and people over 65 years old, free for children under 6 years old.

Web Site: http://fortuny.visitmuve.it/en/home/
* Palazzo Fortuny is opened just for temporary exhibitions.

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Churches

Basilica di San Marco

Frequently referred to as the Golden Church, St. Mark’s Basilica was built in over 3 centuries with golden mosaics and precious marbles brought from all over the world. It is the most iconic symbol of Venice, and you cannot miss it.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9.45 am – 5 pm; Sunday and religious festivities 2 pm – 4 pm
Admission: free
Holy Masses: Monday to Saturday: 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 6.45 pm.
Sunday and other festivities: 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10.30 am, 12 pm and 5.30 pm.

Web Site: Basilica di San Marco 

Church of Santa Maria della Salute

This Baroque masterpiece by famous architect Longhena is the last plague church. La Salute is an imposing building facing a small square on the Grand Canal. The church is close to the ancient Customs Point, from which you have a magnificent view of St. Mark’s basin.

Opening Hours: 9 am – 12 pm, 3 pm – 5.30 pm.
Admission: free. 3€ to visit the Sacristy.

Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo

One of the two biggest and five most important churches of the city, the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo is the Pantheon of Venice, because of how many important people are buried there. Some of the most decorated cenotaphs and monumental tombs of 25 Doges.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm; Sundays and Religious Holidays, 12 to 6 pm
Closed on December 25th and Easter.
Admission: 3,50€ adults, 1,50€ students.

Church of Frari

The Church of St. Mary the Glorious of Friars, is probably the best example of Venetian Gothic style. Built during the 13th century, it holds a variety of detailed stoneworks, woodworks, paintings, mosaics, cosmatesque pavements: if you like to pay attention to details, you can spend hours at Frari’s.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm – 6 pm
Admission: 3€ adults; 1,50€ students under 29 years old

Web site: Church of Frari

Church of Redentore

The Redentore is the most important landmark on the Giudecca island. The construction was announced to celebrate the end of plague and still today it is the most felt festival for Venetians. The church was projected by great architect Andrea Palladio and holds one of the best collections of late Renaissance paintings in the city.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Closed on Sundays.
Admission: 3€ adults; 1,50€ students under 29 years old

Web site: Church of Redentore

Church of San Salvador

The church of San Salvador is located in the real heart of Venice, close to Rialto Bridge. It is an outstanding example of early 1500’s architecture. One of the altars is decorated with powerfully expressive Annunciation by Titian.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am – 12pm, 4pm – 6.30pm
Admission: free.

Web site: Church of San Salvador 

Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

We highly recommend to visit this church: its perfect proportion and geometry, careful consideration of light, and its position creates perfect Renaissance space. It’s one of the best works of Andrea Palladio. The tower of San Giorgio is probably the most breathtaking belvedere in Venice.

Opening Hours: open everyday, April to October, 9am – 7pm; November to March 8.30am – 6 pm.
Admission: free. 6€ to climb the bell tower.

Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli

The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a sublime example of Early Renaissance style in Venice. It was built during 1400’s with rare and precious marbles and it is decorated with friezes carved in fabulous marine creatures shapes.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm
Admission: 3€ adults; 1,50€ students under 29 years old

Web site: Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli 

Church of Madonna dell’Orto

Gothic church in the picturesque neighbourhood of Misericordia, it has works by Jacopo Tintoretto, such as the Last Judgment – over 14 meters in height – and most importantly the tomb of Tintoretto himself.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Closed on Sundays.
Admission: free donation.

Web site: Church of Madonna dell’Orto

Church of San Francesco della Vigna

You will find this church at the centre of one of Venice’s most genuine and unknown to tourists neighbourhood in Castello district; it is an important Renaissance work by Andrea Palladio and visitors are allowed to walk through the cloister, where you can admire a beautiful Madonna by the Quattrocento master Giovanni Bellini.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8 am – 12.30 pm; 3 pm – 6.30 pm.
Admission: free.

Church of San Pantalon

Don’t judge this church by the unfinished facade: it holds the largest painting on canvas in the world. The impressive ‘Glory and Martyrdom of St. Pantalon’ will strike you with its baroque opulence and theatrical layout.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 12pm, 13pm – 15pm
Admission: free

Web site: Chiesa di San Pantalon

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Islands

Murano

Murano island is a place where you have the unique opportunity to observe skilled artisans creating their beautiful works of glass art. Island itself is medium-small and could be seen in under two hours and it is reachable in under 10 minutes from Venice Fondamenta Nove.

How to get there: from Venice Fondamenta Nove, vaporetto lines 4.1 / 4.2 / 12, 10 minutes.

Burano / Mazzorbo

Burano is the colourful island where on a sunny day you can take the best pictures of your venetian trip. Famous for lace production and the tasty and typical Buranei biscuits.

How the get there: from Venice Fondamenta Nove, vaporetto line 12, 40 minutes.

Torcello

Is the island where the first venetian people settled in the fifth century. If the weather in Venice is bad, Torcello is the perfect place to visit! It is the furthest island from the city and when you arrive there you will see a large, long street that will lead you to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which is the oldest church in the city with over a thousand years of history.

How to get there: during winter you need to get to Burano with vaporetto line 12 and then switch to line 9; during summer, directly from Venice Fondamenta Nove vaporetto line 12, 45 minutes.

San Giorgio Maggiore

It is the island in front of St. Mark’s Square. There are three things on the island: the beautiful Church of St. George, the bell tower with the best view and the impressive baroque monastery where it is currently situated the Fondazione Cini’s Libraries.

How to get there: from S. Zaccaria (St. Mark), vaporetto line 2.

San Michele Cimitero

This island is the cemetery of Venice and it has the first Renaissance church of the city, with the sublime Emiliani chapel.
How to get there: from Venice Fondamenta Nove, vaporetto lines 4.1 and 4.2 (3 minutes).
Opening hours: April-September 7.30am to 6pm, October-March 7.30am to 4pm. Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Lido

The Lido is venetian beach but it is not just about sunbathing and swimming; every year the Venice International Film Festival takes place on Lido, which is the oldest Film Festival in the world.

How to get there: from Venice San Zaccaria (St. Mark’s) vaporetto lines 1, 2, 5.1, 6, 15 minutes

Pellestrina

Pellestrina is a thin, 12 km long island between the lagoon and the sea. Getting there will take you time but you will enjoy one of the most unknown places of the lagoon, still conserving its original personality.

How to get there: from Lido, bus n. 11, 50 minutes.

Giudecca

It used to be venetian vegetable garden where the nobles used to go to free their souls from the bargain of city’s life. Nowadays it is one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Venice where you can also enjoy the marvelous view of fireworks during the Feast of the Redentore.

How to get there: from Venice Zattere, vaporetto lines 2 and 4.1 (3 minutes).

San Lazzaro degli Armeni

The island of the Armenians has a unique Mechitarist Armenian Monastery and the library conserves up to 200000 printed books and over 4000 manuscripts. Lord Byron was particularly fond of this island: he spent one year studying Armenian, the story has it, he would get there swimming from Venice every day.

How to get there: You can try the Lord Byron’s way: swim! From Venice S.Zaccaria (St. Mark), vaporetto line 20, h 3.10pm
Opening hours: Saturday, guided tour starting at 3.25pm
Admission fee: full 6€, reduced 4€.

San Francesco del Deserto

San Francesco del Deserto is a remote and peaceful corner of the lagoon. In 1220 St. Francis, coming back from the crusades, landed here and founded the monastery. Just the Friars live here
still today.

How to get there: from Venice Fondamenta Nove, vaporetto line to Burano; the you will need to take a private boat to San Francesco’s island, which you have to book by calling Mr. Massimiliano at +39 347 9922959.

Find more information 

Opening hours: 9am to 11am and 3pm to 5 pm, closed on Monday.

Venice

Where to Eat

Cannaregio
Santa Croce

Gelateria Ca’ d’Oro

(Ice cream, under 5€ pp)

What: Gelato

When: Gelato from 10:30 till 23:30

Where: Strada Nuova, Cannaregio district MAPS LINK 

How: Gelato

Tel: Gelato

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vegan mark icon Gam Gam

(10-40€ pp)

What: Vegetarian and Kosher cuisine.

When: Open all day from noon till 22:00. Closed on Saturdays.

Where: At the entrance of the Jewish Ghetto MAPS LINK 

How: For an early lunch – no problem, for dinner best to reserve.

Tel: +393662504505

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Dalla Marisa

(Trattoria; 15€ lunch/35€ dinner)

What: There is no menu, you’ll eat whatever Marisa have decided to cook that day.

When: Early lunch, especially if you are finding yourself nearby the train station or Jewish Ghetto. For lunch open every day, for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.

Where: Fondamenta San Giobbe, close to the railway station. MAPS LINK 

How: No reservations needed; you need to be an adventurous eater enjoy this place since there is no menu.

Tel: +39041720211

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All’Anfora

(20€ pp)

What: Pizza and pizza.

When: Whenever you want a pizza, till 22:30. Closed on Wednesday.

Where: Santa Croce district MAPS LINK 

How: Just show up, you either will be seated, or will be seated after 20 minutes of waiting.

Tel: +390415240325

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Paradiso Perduto

(cicchetti under 10€ pp, dinner 20-30€ pp)

What: Spaghetti with seafood, cichetti.

When: Best for early dinner. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Where: Fondamenta della Misericordia, close to Jewish Ghetto. MAPS LINK 

How: Best to reserve in advance, packed on weekends, only 2 tables for those having cicchetti and drinks.

Tel: +39041720581

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Ca D'Oro alla Vedova

(dinner 20-30€ per person)

What: Meatballs (among the best in town, 1€ each), Traditional Venetian cuisine.

When: Dinner 18.30 – 22.30 on weekdays, closed on Thursdays. Weekends very crowded.

Where: Cannaregio, Strada Nuova. MAPS LINK 

How: With a previous reservation, especially during weekends.

Tel: +390415285324

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Osteria 40 Ladroni

(20-30€ pp)

What: Venetian and Italian cuisine.

When: Lunch and dinner. Closed Mondays.

Where: Cannaregio district, Fondamenta della Sensa MAPS LINK 

How: 5 tables outside and plenty on the inside, beautiful interior garden.

Tel:+39041715736

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Da Alvise

(20-40€ per person)

What: Risotto with seafood, Antipasto misto (a selection of different seafoods)

When: Whenever you come back from Murano, Burano and Torcello. Best for dinner, sunset hours.

Where: It is right next to the waterbus stop that takes you to the northern islands. MAPS LINK 

How: It is a place with an open terrace on stilts on the canal with a direct view of the walls of San Michele island and Murano behind it.

Tel: +390415201515

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Ai Promessi Sposi

(20-40€ pp)

What: Italian/Mediterranean food.

When: For dinner

Where: Cannaregio district, close to Campo Santi Apostoli. MAPS LINK 

How: Tiny place, reservation needed, quality food, great staff.

Tel: +390412412747

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(30-40 € pp)

What: Vegetarian cuisine, but not only, there is also meat on the menu. Modern and creative.

When: Every day for lunch till 14:00 and for dinner till 22:00. Sundays closed.

Where: Santa Croce district MAPS LINK 

How: Always reserve in advance. Booking is mandatory.

Tel: +390415241570

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Al Timon

(40€ pp)

What: Meat, meat, and meat.

When: For dinner

Where: Fondamenta Ormesini, close to the Jewish Ghetto. MAPS LINK 

How: It is very crowded during the happy hour. Always reserve in advance and come on time.

Tel: +390415246066

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Algiubagio

(50-60 € pp)

What: Seafood and fish.

When: Whenever you come back from Murano, Burano and Torcello, it is close to the waterbus stop that takes you there. Closed on Tuesday.

Where: Cannaregio district, Fondamenta Nuove MAPS LINK 

How: It isn’t a place you would go if you were ready to eat a horse. It is a place for a romantic dinner where you taste carefully prepared delicacies. With a view.

Tel: +390415236084

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San Marco
Castello

Suso Gelatoteca

(Ice cream; under 5€ pp)

What: Gelato

When: Open until midnight

Where: Very close to Rialto Bridge MAPS LINK 

How: Gelato

Tel: Gelato

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(under 10€ pp)

What: Vegan and Vegetarian sandwiches for lunch, all kinds of pizza for dinner.

When: Every day for lunch and dinner till 22:00, closed on Monday evening.

Where: San Marco district. Calle della Mandola MAPS LINK 

How: Take away only.

Tel: +390412771126

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Rosa Salva

(Bar/pastry shop, under 10€ pp)

What: Pastries, Tramezzini, Gelato

When:  Everyday for breakfast, brunch, happy hour. Best to come for early breakfast, before going to Murano.

Where: Castello district, Campo Ss. Giovanni e Paolo. MAPS LINK

How: Sit on the outside with a view of one of the most beautiful squares in the city and enjoy. You can also order cakes for parties in advance.

Tel: +390415227949

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Portego

(Cicchetti under 10€ pp, dinner 20-30€ pp)

What: Cicchetti & Spritz, Seafood, Traditional Venetian cuisine.

When: Lunch till 14:30, dinner till 22:30. Happy Hour starts at 18:00.

Where: Castello district. San Lio, 3 minutes to Rialto bridge. MAPS LINK 

How: Casual and informal, it hosts one of most attended happy hours in town. Can be pretty crowded during weekends in the evening. There are just few tables available, booking in advance is recommended. For the happy hour just show up at 19:00, grab a Spritz and some Cicchetti and sit outside on the well!

Tel: +390415229038

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A le Tole

(20-30€ pp)

What: Handmade fresh pasta with whatever the chef will advise you.

When: Weekdays or weekends

Where: Castello district. At the end of the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo MAPS LINK 

How: With a previous reservation.

Tel: +390415200474

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(20-40€ pp)

What: Meat/Seafood/Vegetarian

When: Both lunch and dinner, closed Mondays.

Where: MAPS LINK 

How:   Great food and great service, lovely atmosphere, top quality.

Tel: +390415210234

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(cicchetti under 10€ pp, dinner 30-40€ pp)

What: Cicchetti of all kinds, Burgers, Pasta, Wine, Rum.

When: Every day 12:00-23:30; Wednesday night live music. They always have food.

Where: S.Marco district, very close to Rialto bridge, MAPS LINK

How: A casual place that for lunch hours, always has space to sit on weekdays; popular happy hour place where there is very little space to stand on the weekends.

Tel: +390415238280

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Mascareta

(40-60€ pp)

What: Anything to eat, Gin tonic to drink (they have an impressive collection of gins and they will make your cocktail with spices)

When: Every day. The only place in Venice open till late, so go for dinner around 21:30-23:30.

Where: Castello district. In front of the most famous bookshop in Venice. MAPS LINK 

How: On weekends best to reserve in advance, sometimes open till 3 a.m.

Tel: +390415230744

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Caffe Lavena

(20€ per drink)

What: Bellini (prosecco with white peach juice) and Orchestra

When: Right After the sunset. Open everyday till midnight.

Where: On Saint Mark’s square MAPS LINK 

How: A cup of coffee on Saint Mark square will cost you around 20 euros anywhere you take it, so don’t take a cup of coffee.  Order a glass of champagne or a cocktail, come after the sun goes down, and watch the orchestra playing on the most important square in the city. Yes, it is expensive, but it’s worth it.

Tel: +390415224070

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Dorsoduro
San Polo

Alla Toletta

(Sandwich bar, under 5€ pp)

What: Tramezzini (delicious small sandwiches of all kinds), cost 1.60€ each at the bar, 3-4 of them is a lunch.

When: For breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Where: Dorsoduro district, 3 min from Accademia bridge. MAPS LINK 

How: There are tables on the inside and you can take away.

Tel: +390415200196

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Pasticceria Tonolo

(under 10€ pp)

What: Pastries, biscuits, tiramisu, and so much more.

When: Come for breakfast; the earlier, the better. Closed on Mondays.

Where: Salizada San Pantalon, Dorsoduro district MAPS LINK 

How: Standing or takeaway. You can also order cakes in advance.

Tel: +390415237209

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Osteria Al Squero

(Bar, under 10€ pp)

What: Cicchetti and Spritz

When: Happy hour (17:00-19:00)

Where: Dorsoduro District in front of the boatyard. MAPS LINK 

How: It’s a wine bar. Sit outside on the wall along the canal and taste cichetti with Prosecco or Spritz.

Tel: +393356007513

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Gelateria Nico

(Bar/Ice cream, under 10€ pp)

What: Gianduiotto (a cup filled with whipped cream with a chocolate+nuts ice cream bar in it)

When: Sunset

Where: Dorsoduro district, Zattere MAPS LINK 

How: Gelato

Tel: Gelato

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All’Arco

(10-20€ pp)

What: Crostini (tiny slice of bread that works as a dish to deliver delicious hams, fish, cheeses, & vegetables into your mouth), sandwiches, great wine.

When: From Monday to Friday from 11:30 to 13:30. If you come later, you’re unlikely to find anything left.

Where: San Polo district, Rialto fish market area. MAPS LINK 

How: Mostly standing, only 3 small tables.

Tel: +390415205666

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La Bifora

(Cicchetti and wine bar 10-20€ pp)

What: Cicchetti and cold cuts.

When: Happy hour or informal meals, open till 2 a.m.

Where: Campo Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro district MAPS LINK 

How: Plenty of place on the inside and some tables on the outside, gorgeous interior.

Tel: +390415236119

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(under 15€ pp)

What: Different types of meat, vegetables, rice, very nice vegetarian selection.

When: All day.

Where: Campo Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro district. No link to maps

How: Take away or you eat standing. Only 4 tall tables, no chairs.

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El Sbarlefo San Pantalon

(under 15€ pp)

What: Cicchetti, spritz, wine, meatballs, cocktails.

When: Open all day every day till midnight.

Where: Dorsoduro, close to the church of San Pantaleon. LINK MAPS 

How: Great spot for a quick aperitivo before dinner, or just a snack and a drink for lunch.

Tel: +390415246650

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Do Spade

(Cicchetti under 10€ pp, dinner 20-30€ pp)

What: Cicchetti, such as deep-fried mozzarella, meatballs, fried squid on a stick, seafood, pasta, traditional Venetian cuisine.

When: Every day 10:00 -15:00; Go for early lunch. They are also open for dinner, but it is always extremely crowded.

Where: San Polo district, Rialto fish market area MAPS LINK

How: Sitting if you are ordering from the menu, standing for cichetti and drinks.

Tel: +390415210583

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Vineria all’Amarone

(10-30€ pp)

What: Wine, cicchetti, first courses, no pizza.

When: All day long, everyday. Closed Wednesdays.

Where: San Polo district.

How: Spaces to sit available, comfortable, and authentic atmosphere. You can also buy wine to take away.

Tel: +390415231184

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Jazz 900

(20€ pp)

What: Pizza pizza and pizza.

When: Every day for lunch till 14:30, for dinner till 23:00

Where: San Polo district. Campiello dei Sansoni MAPS LINK 

How: Tables inside, tables outside, very cosy atmosphere with jazz music (not live) always playing.

Tel: +390415226565

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Oniga

(20-30€ pp)

What: Seafood and fish, Pasta

When: Lunch till 15:00, dinner till 23:00

Where:, Dorsoduro District, Campo San Barnaba MAPS LINK 

How: Casual restaurant with marine themed interiors and few tables on the square. Perfect place both for a plate of pasta lunchtime or nice seafood dinners.

Tel: +390415224410

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Naranzaria

(40-60€ pp)

What: Diverse, mostly seafood based cuisine, Spritz & Wine

When: Lunch and Dinner

Where: Rialto Fish Market area on the curve of the Gran Canal MAPS LINK 

How: Romantic dinner for two, seated outside along the Grand Canal with a marvellous panoramic view.

Tel:+390417241035

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Do Farai

(40-60 € pp)

What: Seabass carpaccio, which is a raw sea bass filet with a sauce, made in front of you, and it melts in your mouth.

When: Lunch and dinner till 22:00, closed on Sunday.

Where: Dorsoduro. Right next to the main building of the University. MAPS LINK

How: You have plenty of space both on the inside and outside, seated comfortably, just enjoy.

Tel: +390412770369

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Virtual Tour

navigate through the Grand Canal