The Grimani family built their Renaissance palazzo to house an extraordinary Graeco-Roman collection, which was destined to become the...
Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa
Originally built from wood and thatched with straw, Santa Maria Formosa was the first church on the Rialto to be dedicated to the Virgin...
This Ruskin-baiting baroque affair, which the celebrated art critic thought ‘the most monstrous example of the Grotesque Renaissance…in...
Oenophiles love this traditional enoteca for its stellar wines by the glass – including big Amarones and cloudily organic prosecco, ...
Ostaria da Simson
Taking in dreamy canal views in this tiny, wood-clad interior just like a ship’s cabin, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d been...
Calle Lunga Maria Formosa 6185 · interesting places nearby
Go incognito in style, with highly original masquerade masks revealing influences as diverse as Gothic architecture and Modigliani. Well into the night, you’ll find this dedicated mother-daughter team wielding tiny paintbrushes, coaxing minute baroque tendrils into bloom along the side of a Klimt mask.