Piazza San Marco
This grand showpiece square beautifully encapsulates the splendour of Venice's past and its tourist-fuelled present. Flanked by the...
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:...
Like a revolver pulled from a petticoat, ultra-modern Negozio Olivetti was an outright provocation when it first appeared under the...
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...
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Caffè Quadri information
Powdered wigs seem appropriate in this baroque cafe, serving royal happy hours since 1638. The upstairs restaurant charges a king's ransom for finicky fare upstaged by Piazza San Marco views, but the gilded downstairs cafe serves a princely €12 hot chocolate with panna (whipped cream). Reserve ahead during Carnevale, when costumed Quadri revellers party like it’s 1699.