Baroque dreams come true at Baldassare Longhena's Grand Canal palace, where a marble staircase leads to gilded ballrooms, frescoed...
Create Carnevale masks in a 2½ hour workshop here. Classes focus on either the art of papier mâché sculpting or painted-mask decoration.
Istituto Venezia . Learn Italian and pick up a few choice words in Venetian for happy-hour toasts. For advanced learners, one- to...
Emerging artists on the walls, comfortable seating and a wall of beverage options behind the backlit bar attract a steady creative,...
Venetian regulars pack this hidden wood-panelled room, hung with football-championship scarves and fragrant with mouthwatering seafood:...
Lonely Planet review
The plush, handwoven silk and wool wraps piled high on Arras’ shelves represent the combined efforts of this weaving cooperative, which offers vocational workshops for people with disabilities. Shimmering scarlet shawls deserve at least one summer sunset gondola ride, and cleverly draped wool jackets reduce Venice's winter chill factor even better than prosecco .