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Trattoria al Gatto Nero (Burano), Venice

If you have yet to visit the colourful fairytale that is Burano, it's worth stopping by Trattoria al Gatto Nero – “the black cat”. If you're favourite food is fish...

Il Paradiso Perduto, Venice

Not far from Al Timon you can find Venice's own “Paradise Lost”, or rather, Il Paradiso Perduto – a local Venetian eatery. On Monday nights starting at 9:00 pm...

Piccolo Mondo, Venice

Venice delights with its quietness and lack of hurry. The nightlife here is serene – discotheques are few and far between. However, sometimes you just want to go a little wild…

Enoteca Ai Artisti, Venice

This modest-sized wine bar/restaurant is found in the Venetian neighbourhood of Dorsoduro, and the clientèle is mostly made up of locals. Every once in a while, an ancient wall-hung telephone rings...

Ristorante Riviera, Venice

There's a really great view of the Giudecca Canal from Ristorante Riviera. It's a bit pricey, but within reason considering that the food is...

Rossopomodoro, Venice

Good pizza in Venice? Yes, it is possible! Because of Venice's regulation banning wood-fired pizza ovens, really good pizza is a rarity there. Somehow...

Al Portego, Venice

On a small Venetian street just a few minutes by foot from the Rialto Bridge, the tiny Al Portego restaurant (with seating for only 20 patrons at miniature tables) beckons...

Fiorella Gallery, Venice

Fiorella Mancini, an Italian artist of venerable age, caused quite a stir with her works at the Venice Biennales of the 1970s and 1980s...

A Beccafico, Venice

The minimalist decor of the A Beccafico restaurant is dominated by a laconic white; however, weather conditions permitting...

Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Venice

Designed by the architect Giannantonio Selva, the opera house carrying the name of Phoenix - La Fenice...

Veneto Designer Outlet, Venice

Veneto Designer Outlet is located just about 30 km from Venice. It's a small, compact village of stores set comfortably at the Venice-Trieste...

Punta della Dogana, Venice

Alongside the 53rd Venice Biennale, another of the year's 2009 most significant events in the art life of the city was definitely the unveiling of Punta della Dogana...

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

The history of this impressive Venetian church dates back to 1630: when the plague had killed at least a third of the...

Alla Vedova, Venice

Alla Vedova is almost legendary as one of the oldest bacari or wine-bars in the city...

Bloom, Venice

Bloom is a genuine discovery! The small B&B is sited in Santo Stefano square in...

Da Nico, Venice

Zattere Boardwalk, extending opposite Giudecca Island, is a great place for a lovely...

Il Nuovo Galeon, Venice

Il Nuovo Galeon is on Via Garibaldi, right between the Giardini and the Arsenale. It has a little over a dozen tables, and a decidedly idiosyncratic design scheme...

Al Timon, Venice

If you've become a bit weary of the Venetian fish diet, this place is for you: juicy steaks and meat dishes galore. Cannaregio locals are especially fond of Al Timon...

Al Bottegon, Venice

Al Bottegon, also called Cantinone Gia Schiavi, is a great place to go if you've missed lunch or simply don't want to devote the usual 1½ to 2 hours for your midday meal...

Osteria Alla Bifora, Venice

Although Osteria Alla Bifora is located in Venice's loudest square, Campo Santa Margherita, it does not serve either tea or coffee – so as not to encourage students from...

Ristorante Taverna la Fenice, Venice

Behind the grandiose La Fenice opera house you'll find Taverna la Fenice – a restaurant for people who really love their vegetables...

Faville Apartments, Venice

In order to get closer to the mystery of Venice or at least create the illusory feeling that you have touched it, it's best to stay at an apartment rather than a hotel...

Enoteca La Cantina, Venice

Almost as small as a closet, this gourmet paradise has just a few small tables by the bar counter and a couple more on the terrace outside. There is no menu to speak of, or more precisely...

Sermoneta Gloves, Venice

A small family business - a leather glovemaking shop - opened in Rome in the 1960s. Today, Sermoneta Gloves is one of the world's...

AD Place Venice, Venice

AD Place Venice is a somewhat mysterious four-star design hotel, hidden in the very heart of the historical Venice...

Fondazione Prada at Cà Corner della Regina, Venice

Venice seems to be gradually transforming into a platform for the artistic ambitions of the luxury industry shark...

Rialto Market, Venice

Quite possibly the best way to start the day in Venice (unless it's a Sunday or a Monday) is visiting the Rialto market...

Chiesa di San Rocco, Venice

The Church of Saint Roch, built in the turn of the 16th century, was designed by the architect Bartolomeo Bon. The...

Gallerie dell'Accademia / Accademia Art Gallery, Venice

The Venice Academy of Arts - L'Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia - one of the most prestigious Italian museums...

Alla Botta, Venice

Alla Botta is a typical Venetian wine-bar or a bacaro, much loved by locals. Simple and...

Charming House DD724, Venice

Charming House is not a hotel in its habitual sense, but more like an intimate and refined B&B. It's an ideal lodging for art lovers, and...