The two hardest-working men in Venice stand duty on a rooftop around the clock, and wear no pants. No need to file workers' complaints:...
Piazza San Marco
This grand showpiece square beautifully encapsulates the splendour of Venice's past and its tourist-fuelled present. Flanked by the...
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...
Piazza San Marco 133/4 · interesting places nearby
Caffè Lavena information
Opera composer Richard Wagner had the right idea: when Venice leaves you weak in the knees, get a pick-me-up at Lavena. The €1 espresso at Lavena's mirrored bar is a baroque bargain – never mind the politically incorrect antique 'Moor's head' chandeliers. Spring for piazza seating to savor caffe corretto (coffee ‘corrected’ with liquor) accompanied by Lavena's nimble violinists.