Trattoria da Pampo
Begun under Napoleon as the city's first green space, a large portion of these leafy public gardens serve as the main home of the...
Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola
This stark white church was founded in the 16th century and remodelled in the 18th. It contains a painting of the namesake saint healing...
Cattedrale di San Pietro di Castello
This sleepy church on the far-flung island of San Pietro served as Venice's cathedral from 1451 to 1807. An almost-but-not-quite...
This cheery yellow mini-palazzo is fuelled by a steady stream of coffee and cocktails that cost less than you’d expect given the...
Hostaria Da Franz
Known in Venice as home to one of the best tiramisus in the world, Da Franz is also a phenomenal seafood stop (trying to get a table...
Lonely Planet review
Even though this restaurant is opposite a park in the quietest end of the city, this place boasts ‘dal pampo non c’é scampo’ (there’s no getting away from Pampo) with reason – the ombre and cicheti are irresistible happy-hour lures. During the Biennale, flocks of American performance artists and German gallerists descend on outdoor seating, attack plates of seafood risotto and polenta con seppie in umido (with squid in a tomato-onion stew), and fly off to openings in a cloud of gauzy black crêpe.