Caffè dei Frari
Venice Italian School
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Caffè dei Frari information
Take your (admittedly expensive) 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. The bar can close at around 4pm on Sundays in winter.