The basilica’s 99m-tall tower has been rebuilt twice since its initial construction in AD 888, and Galileo Galilei found it handy for...
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...
Like a revolver pulled from a petticoat, ultra-modern Negozio Olivetti was an outright provocation when it first appeared under the...
Powdered wigs seem appropriate in this baroque cafe, serving royal happy hours since 1638. The upstairs restaurant charges a king's...
Lonely Planet review
Florian maintains rituals established c 1720: white-jacketed waiters serve cappuccino on silver trays, lovers canoodle in plush banquettes and the orchestra strikes up a tango as sunsets illuminate 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.