Casa di Carlo Goldoni
Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni (1707–93) mastered second and third acts: he was a doctor’s apprentice before switching to law, which...
Chiesa di San Polo
Travellers pass this modest 9th-century Byzantine brick church without guessing that major dramas unfold inside. Under the carena di...
A soaring Italian-brick Gothic church, I Frari's assets include marquetry choir stalls, Canova's pyramid mausoleum, Bellini's achingly...
Caffè dei Frari
Take your (admittedly expensive) espresso with a heaping of history at this century-old carved wooden bar, or recover from the sensory...
Snack Bar Ai Nomboli
This snappy Venetian comeback to McDonald’s is never short of local professors, labourers and clued-in out-of-towners. Crusty rolls are...
San Polo 2800 · interesting places nearby
This is one of the city's bigger mask and costume merchants, and is quite overwhelming at first sight. Enter what to all intents is an enchanted forest of mesmerising masks. Faces loom out at you from all directions as you pick your way through the shop.