Museo Diocesano di Venezia
Housed in a former Benedictine monastery dedicated to Sant’Apollonia, this museum has a fairly predictable collection of religious art...
Chiesa di San Zaccaria
When 15th-century Venetian girls showed more interest in sailors than saints, they were sent to the convent adjoining San Zaccaria. The...
Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Never mind the lackluster pizza menu: follow the locals' lead and stick to the sleek modern bar, which is moored in the centre of the...
Tucked behind the Ponte San Provolo, this trattoria hums with the chatter of contented diners even in the dead of winter. Manned by a...
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Lonely Planet review
From an open kitchen the size of a closet comes a parade of tasty small plates: a dollop of savoury Tuscan bread pudding, Venetian crudi composed into a glistening mosaic, a silky pistachio flan. Mains are comparatively anticlimactic and pricey, but antipasti like the lobster-nectarine salad and inventive primi such as gnocchi stuffed with wild herbs make an inspired meal. There are only five tables, set close together, which makes reservations essential and haphazard service puzzling – but ever-present chef/owner Gianni Bonaccorsi is warm and attentive, and the decor of exposed brick and gossamer veils sets the scene for modern Venetian romance.