Corte Sconta. A real gem – don‘t miss the seafood
Al Covo. Charming family-owned restaurant close to the Arsenale
Campo Santo Stefano is a nice and tranquil square close to Accademia. At Ristorante Santo Stefano you can get Pizza, Spaghetti alle vongole and more.
On the way between the Biennale locations of Giardini and Arsenale you can find a lot of restaurants and bars on Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.
For drinks before dinner: Under the arcades of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto you will find various bars, e.g. Osteria Bancogiro.
The pretty square in front of the church Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in Bragora has a lot of outdoor bars, e.g. Osteria alla
For cocktails check out the Oriental Bar at the Hotel Metropole, which is open even late in the night.
Do & See:
Teatro La Fenice. If you do not have time to see a play, it is possible to visit the impressive
interiors of the building as a tour.
Main sights of Venice (beside its beautiful streets, bridges and canals): Basilica San Marco (get there by 11.30h to see it in best light), Doge`s Palace, Rialto bridge (great view on Canal Grande), Bridge of Sighs.
Cà d Oro. Best known gothic facade at Canal Grande, nowadays a gallery.
Venice Biennale. Very recommended to get a
guided tour when you visit the exhibitions at Arsenale and Giardini.
Scala Contarini del Bovolo, San Marco, 4299. Lovely spiral staircase.
Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The former headquarter of the German merchants has been transformed
into a luxurious department store by architects from OMA. The roof terrace has a nice view over the Canal Grande.
The islands around Venice are also very beautiful, e.g. Murano with its glass museum and San Giorgio Maggiore with its church by Andrea Palladio.
To take a water taxi from the airport costs around €100-150 per boat, with a group of people it is a beautiful way to enter Venice.
Getting around in Venice usually means on foot or on water. There are comfortable day passes for the water buses known as "vaporetto". Note: When Venetians celebrate the Regatta Storica on the first
weekend of September, you cannot use them.