Casa di Goldoni
Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni (1707–93) mastered second and third acts: he was a doctor’s apprentice before switching to law, which...
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
This soaring Italian-brick Gothic church features marquetry choir stalls, Canova's pyramid mausoleum, Bellini's achingly sweet Madonna...
Shocking but true: sometimes even Venetians need a break from the usual spritz , and crave a fortifying Guinness or minty mojito...
Snack Bar Ai Nomboli
A snappy Venetian comeback to McDonald’s: crusty rolls packed with local cheeses, fresh greens, roast vegetables, salami, prosciutto...
Lonely Planet review
Work your way through Venice’s most decadent vices and tasty virtues at this Willy Wonka–esque chocolatier, from the hot-chocolate fountain to the dark-chocolate plague-doctor's masks. Ganache-filled chocolates come in a five-course meal of flavours: barolo wine, pink pepper, ginger curry, chestnut honey and mimosa flower. A second location on Campo San Tomá offers more cupcakes, mousses, pralines and upscale gift-wrapped treats.