Caffè dei Frari
This soaring Italian-brick Gothic church features marquetry choir stalls, Canova's pyramid mausoleum, Bellini's achingly sweet Madonna...
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
Flagellants founded this confraternity in 1261, and it served as social club to the Council of Ten, Venice’s dreaded secret service....
Taverna da Baffo
This osteria named for Casanova’s licentious poet pal Giorgio Baffo is actually a converted chapel, stripped to its naked brick walls....
Trattoria da Ignazio
Dapper white-jacketed waiters serve pristine grilled lagoon fish, fresh pasta and desserts made in-house (‘of course’) with a proud...
Lonely Planet review
Take your espresso with a heaping of history at this century-old carved wooden bar, or recover from the sensory overload of I Frari with a sandwich, a glass of wine and easy conversation at the dinky indoor cafe tables downstairs or on the Liberty-style wrought-iron balcony upstairs.