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Hotel 5 stars in the historic centre of Venice, PalazzinaG is centrally located in the heart of a sixteenth-century structure looking onto the Grand Canal, in the enchanting historic lagoon scenario, in an exclusive location with a very special appeal. The Hotel in Venice is the first designed in Italy by Philippe Starck in 2009: an accommodation facility that gives life to a new generation philosophy of hospitality.
San Marco 3247, 30124
Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Welcome to a place where such timeless qualities as elegance, courtesy and charm become more than mere fantasy. Set on Giudecca Island, a five-minute ride by private launch from St Mark’s Square, Belmond Hotel Cipriani captures everything La Serenissima is famed for. Transport yourself into a realm of vintage glamour that knows no bounds. Order a Bellini at Gabbiano Bar, then savour slowly as you gaze across the lagoon.
Giudecca 10, Venice
As sumptuous and romantic as the city itself, Aman Venice – set in a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal – is home to museum-quality treasures including Tiepolo frescoes, gilded ceilings and centuries-old leather wall coverings. Aman Venice offers views of the hotel’s private garden or the Grand Canal, many of the Rooms feature protected frescos and reliefs.
Calle Tiepolo 1364
The Gritti Palace
The majestic Gritti Palace is where history and culture are met with renewed Venetian style. A place of exceptional art and elegance, the restored Gritti Palace retains its reassuringly intimate and familiar feel. The Gritti is known for impassioned service, a delectable culinary experience and an intimate wellness haven. The reference point for the world’s elite at international city events such as the Biennale, Carnival and the Venice Film Festival.
Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467
Dopolavoro Dining Room
The name Dopolavoro, which means ‘after work’ in Italian, says it all. After a day exploring the labyrinth of Venice’s treasures, after a long immersion in the pleasures of the Spa, after all this marvellous ‘work’, it is time to take a rest amid the flavours of the cooking of Chef Federico Belluco, from Turin. The youngest and talented Michelin-starred Chefs in Italy, who combines tradition with innovation and a touch of contemporary.
Isola Delle Rose, Laguna Di San Marco, 30133
The home of sophistication. The Canova Restaurant, winner of both the Fogher d’Oro and Gambero Rosso awards, welcomes you into a warm and cosy atmosphere reminiscent of 18th-Century France. In summer, the restaurant beckons with its magnificent terraces, which have a beautiful view of the Canal and the Royal Gardens.
Baglioni Hotel Luna San Marco, 1243, 30124
Chef Luca Veritti arrives in Venice, at the Met Restaurant, in 2012 in the context of a Venetian gastronomy in great evolution: his cuisine intrigues, surprises the palate and amuses those who try it.
In the fine season, in the Met Garden Corner you can enjoy lunch or dinner outdoors in the heart of the luxuriant Metropole Hotel garden.
Riva degli Schiavoni 4149, 30122
The name is inspired by the “Ridotto Theatre”, a small and old Venetian theater. Like this theater, Il Ridotto Restaurant is a small and elegant restaurant, with only 9 tables. It was started in 2006 by Gianni Bonaccorsi, who strongly wanted to create a fine dining place. The cuisine is anchored to land and sea products and to high quality raw materials.
Sestiere Castello 4509 Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo 30122
Ristorante Quadri represents the contemporary expression of traditional Italian and Venetian dishes. The fish arrives fresh from the Rialto market each day, as do the fruit and vegetables, based on seaonsal availability. The only restaurant located in St. Mark’s Square, Ristorante Quadri received a Michelin star in 2012 and continue to shine day after day.
Piazza San Marco, 121 30124
Venetian cuisine true love for the tradition and a selection of the finest ingredients are the basis of the dishes… “Luna Sentada” restaurant is supported by an important Wine Bar “Cicchetteria”, named after its civic number: 5000, a magic number.
Fondamenta S. Severo, 5018, 30122
Avant-garde in the Lagoon. The chef Francesco Brutto, best italian young chef 2017, interprets the cuisine of Venissa together with a brigade of young talents. The restaurant Modern cuisine rich in ideas and inspired by the genuineness of the ingredients.
Fondamenta Santa Caterina, 3 – Isola di Mazzorbo 30142 Mazzorbo
Undoubtedly one of the most famous bars in Venice, Harry’s Bar is known far and wide as the birthplace of the famous Bellini drink, invented by Arrigo Cipriani and consisting of fresh peach juice and sparkling wine. Harry’s Bar has an incredible, buzzing atmosphere.
Calle Vallaresso, 1323
L`Ombra del Leone Cafe
Prime views of the Madonna della Salute church across the Grand Canal are generally relegated to expensive hotel bars; this is a rare exception. The bar attached to the Biennale headquarters, it sits directly opposite the Punta della Dogana and is the perfect location for an alfresco aperitivo.
Calle Tredici Martiri, 1364, 30124
Located on the rooftop of the Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, opens from May to September, weather permitting. Its open air setting rewards guests with magnificent views of the Venetian lagoon and Venice’s most loved panoramas. Here you can enjoy a light snack, while admiring the breathtaking panorama offered by the terrace, or drink an aperitif with friends before dinner, watching the lights of the Lagoon.
Castello 4196, Venice, 30122
Al Volto is certainly one for the wine lovers, since it is the oldest wine bar in Venice, and obviously serves classics. The bar’s atmosphere is relaxed and laid-back, so everyone will feel comfortable browsing through the selection of delicious wines. Al Volto has a collection of 1,000 Italian and foreign wines, but they are not all available at the same time, instead the owners mix it up and rotate them, meaning that every visit to the bar will be different.
The Enoiteca Al Prosecco was established in 1999, in Venice, in Campo San Giacomo da l’Orio, away from the main tourist routes, a characteristic Venetian spot, a place of striking beauty, shaded by trees, close to an ancient basilica. Al Prosecco offers its customers products which are not normally easy to find and taste.
Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 Venezia VE
Once owned by the Pesaro family, this large Gothic palazzo in Campo San Beneto, was transformed by Mariano Fortuny into his own atelier of photography, stage-design, textile-design and painting. The building retains the rooms and structures created by Fortuny, together with tapestries and collections. From here one can see into the wonderfully intact library, a kaleidoscopic ‘work in progress’ that brings together pieces by Fortuny and by contemporary artists from very different backgrounds.
San Marco 3958, 30124
Peggy Guggenheim was dedicated to the advancement of 20th century art. Her life is summarized in this short biography. Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, where Peggy Guggenheim lived and which is now the location of her museum, is an unfinished 18th century Grand Canal palace.
Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123
The monumental estate of the Accademia Galleries is located in the prestigious centre of the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carità, one of the most ancient lay fraternal orders of the city. The homonymous church of Santa Maria and the monastery of the Canonici Lateranensi, built by Andrea Palladio, are integral parts of the Accademia. A very rich collection of Venetian paintings from Veneto as well, from the Bizantine and Gothic fourteenth century to the artists of the Renaissance.
Campo della Carita, 1050, 30123
Palazzo on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice. Today, it is a public museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice (Museo del Settecento Veneziano) and one of the 11 venues managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
3136, Fondamenta Rezzonico – Dorsoduro
It is one of “the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre” and in the history of opera as a whole. Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers—Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi were performed.
Campo San Fantin, 1965, 30124
The Art Biennale
The Art Biennale, a contemporary visual art exhibition and so called because it is held biennially (in odd-numbered years), is the original biennale on which others in the world have been modeled. The Biennale Foundation has a continuous existence supporting the arts as well as organizing the following separate events.
The film festival is part of the Venice Biennale. Today, the Biennale includes a range of separate events including: the International Art Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Music; the International Theatre Festival; the International Architecture Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Dance; the International Kids’ Carnival; and the annual Venice Film Festival, which is arguably the best-known of all the events.
Palazzo Grassi et Punta della Dogana
Inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two contemporary art museums. Renovated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando they present personnal and collective exhibitions. Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana aim to share with the public the extraordinary Pinault Collection and to strengthen the priviledged relationship the institution has developed with artists, especially thanks to works specifically conceived for its exhibition spaces.
Campo San Samuele 3231
Shopping & Craft
Burano is an island which can be reached by boat from Venice within about one hour. Lace has been manufactured there for over 400 years and is still exported nearly all over the world. The lace technique is very complicated and, therefore, one can say that it really is an artwork in its own right – nothing to do with mass production. Back in the middle of the 19th century, there was only one woman left on the island who knew all the secrets of the unique Burano technique.
Lace Museum, Piazza Galuppi 187, 30142 Burano
Venice and masks have come together a long way since the old times. Back in the old days, Venetians wore masks not only for the famous Carnevale, but for almost any outing, e.g. dinner, casino, theatre, etc. Even the once rich, who lost all their money and resorted to begging, still wore masks as a way to hide their face and their shame.
Tragicomica shop offers wonderful hand-made Venetian costumes there. And if you have enough time, you can even learn how to make the wonderful Venetian masks yourself!
Calle dei Nomboli 2800
T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS
The world leader in luxury travel retail inaugurated T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS, its first department store in Europe. Housed in a magnificent edifice in the historic heart of Venice at a short distance from the Rialto, the T Fondaco is a new prestige international destination for shopping, culture and lifestyle at the crossroads of East and West.
Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi | Rialto Bridge, 30124
Murano glass is world famous and there is only one place in the world where it is manufactured – the small island of Murano, near Venice. Being there, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the process of Murano glass creation in many of the local factories open for visitors.
Cenedese, reputedly the best store for Murano glass in Venice. The shop is more than 60 years old and its owner is a proud upholder of a long family tradition of manufacturing and selling Murano glass.