The Grimani family built their Renaissance palazzo to house an extraordinary Graeco-Roman collection, which was destined to become the...
Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa
Originally built from wood and thatched with straw, in 842 Santa Maria Formosa was the first church on the Rialto to be dedicated to the...
This Ruskin-baiting baroque affair, which the celebrated art critic thought ‘the most monstrous example of the Grotesque Renaissance…in...
For over a century, Rosa Salva has been serving tea, pastries, ice-creams and baba (a type of cake) to the passing trade on Campo...
Osteria Ruga di Jaffa
Hiding in plain sight on the busy Ruga Giuffa is this excellent osteria (casual tavern). You should be able to spot it by the...
Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa 5138 · interesting places nearby
Enoteca Mascareta information
Oenophiles love this traditional enoteca for its stellar wines by the glass – including big Amarones and cloudily organic prosecco, one of them made by owner Mauro. If you’re hungry, the excellent taier misto (platters of cured meats and cheeses) could pass for a light meal for two – all for €15.