Chiesa di San Silvestro
This church was founded in the 9th century, but with a rather dangerous tendency to slump. The structure had to be completely overhauled...
Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto
Seafood salads and classic fritto misto e pattatine (fried lagoon seafood and potatoes) – Venice’s answer to fish and chips – earn this...
Most Venetian pizzerias pander to tourists, but this historic spot is packed with a neighbourhood crowd – be prepared to lunge at open...
Campiello del Sol 951 · interesting places nearby
Paris, London, Venice: Gabriele Gmeiner honed her shoemaking craft at Hermès and John Lobb, and today jet-setters fly to Venice just for her ultrasleek Oxfords with hidden ‘bent’ seams and minutely handstiched brogues, made to measure for men and women (around €3000, including hand-carved wooden last). If Gabriele’s not on site, she’s probably at Guidecca women’s prison, leading shoe-design job-training programs.