Piazza San Marco
This grand showpiece square beautifully encapsulates the splendour of Venice's past and its tourist-fuelled present. Flanked by the...
The Basilica di San Marco's free-standing 99m bell tower has been rebuilt twice since its initial construction in AD 888. Galileo...
Libreria Nazionale Marciana
Across Piazzetta San Marco from the Palazzo Ducale lies the gracious form of what Palladio described as the most sumptuous palace ever...
Powdered wigs seem appropriate in this baroque cafe, serving royal happy hours since 1638. The upstairs restaurant charges a king's...
Piazza San Marco 56/59 · interesting places nearby
Caffè Florian information
One of Venice's most famous cafes, Florian maintains rituals (if not prices) established c 1720: white-jacketed waiters serve cappuccino on silver trays, lovers canoodle in plush banquettes and the orchestra strikes up a tango as the sunset illuminates San Marco’s mosaics.
Piazza seating during concerts costs €6 extra, but dreamy-eyed romantics hardly notice.
Among Italy's first bars to welcome women and revolutionaries, Florian maintains its radical-chic reputation with art installations.