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VENICE LIFESTYLE CITY GUIDE - PINKTROTTERS

Gondoliers in striped shirts, the Rialto Bridge, masked balls and opulent palaces facing streets made of water. Venice has been a fabled destination for centuries! Enjoy it with our Pinktrotters City Guide!


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Planning to visit Venice? Read first our city guide with the best picks for a true unforgettable stay in this magical city!





Hotels

Danieli: This legendary palazzo is a five-star luxury hotel that welcomes you with a spectacular hall with a gold painted stairway with balustrades which brings to the rooms and suites. Outstanding view of the lagoon from the rooftop restaurant!



Belmond Hotel Cipriani: Located in Giudecca Island, this luxury hotel commands amazing views of the lagoon and Doge's Palace. It is known for interiors decorated in exquisite local artefacts, classic cuisine with an innovative twist and the most exclusive swimming pool in the city!



Ca' Sagredo: A private opulent palazzo, a noble residence, a museum, a luxury hotel and much more…Art lovers be warned: there are so many treasures here, it's easy to forget the outside world.




Aman Resort: a new regal 16th-century palace hotel set on the Grand Canal with amazing frescoes, a lovely spa, secluded pools and two beautiful private gardens.



St.Regis: located in the private 6 hectares island of S.Clemente. In this sumptuous resort you will find a private enclave, a seductive garden sanctuary in which to enjoy bespoke services, world class culinary offerings and luxury facilities to make your visit an unforgettable one.




Restaurants

Terrazza Danieli: panoramic terrace of historical Hotel Danieli overlooking the lagoon. the restaurant serves a fascinating menu marrying the exotic and the local, the eastern influences perfectly balanced with Mediterranean flavours.



Do Forni: An authentic venetian trattoria which serves excellent traditional seafood dishes in a welcoming and charming ambiance.




Venissa: A magical wine resort, a stone's throw from Burano, the island of fishermen famous for its coloured houses and lace working. Modern cuisine rich in ideas and inspired by the genuineness of the ingredients.




Da Fiore: This old Venetian tavern has become one of the most famous restaurants of the city. Its high class service and its delicious gastronomic dishes have consolidated its fame up to now.



La Zucca: It can really satisfy you if you are looking for a welcoming place where to eat excellent vegetarian courses made with natural and seasonal ingredients. This restaurant also offers a very good selection of local wines!





Cafès


Florian: Situated in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco, it is the oldest café in the world and considered a true symbol of the city of Venice!




Gran Caffè Quadri: Here you can enjoy the old world charm of a Venetian classic with a modern twist served in a romantic setting overlooking St Mark's Square. From April to October, guests can enjoy the music outside.




Bar Dandolo: A Venetian masterpiece and world reknowned bar of Hotel Danieli. Whether you are after a late morning coffee or a perfectly made Bellini, Bar Dandolo is simply the place to be!




Peggy Guggenheim Cafè: a redesign project inserted in a unique context such as Peggy Guggenheim's home and museum. Inaugurated at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice, near Accademia Bridge.





Serra Dei Giardini: It is a lovely greenhouse but also a meeting place where you can relax and read books or magazines about gardening and nature. It is also a permanent display of unusual plant species and a flowers shop!





Cocktail Bars


Caffè Centrale: Located only a minute from Saint Mark's Square, it is one of the establishments of the city, gifted with a touch of glamour and seductive allure.



Harry's Bar: Owned by Cipriani, it's an historical bar frequented by famous guests and known all over the world. Delicious Bellini cocktail born here!




B-Bar Lounge
: It's the bar of Bauer Hotel. Creative cocktails and musical entertainment make it the perfect venue to conclude an evening after a good dinner or a stroll in St. Mark square.





Taverna del Campiello Remer: Located in a wonderful courtyard facing Canal Grande, this cozy but elegant taverna offers a buffet lunch menu, nightly live music and excellent wines. Highly recommended!




Skyline Rooftop Bar: Skyline Rooftop Bar is a magic place where sipping a cocktail becomes a unique experience! Pool Parties liven up the evening of the guests with DJ Set until late night. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city from the terrace...




Try a Bacaro Tour!

Walking in Venice gives you the opportunity to stop several times to drink a Spritz or a glass of wine with a small plate of chicheti (a tapas portion of food).
We suggest to make a tour of the best bacaros (osteria) for an informal but trendy experience. These are our favorite spots:

Cantina Do Mori
Cantina Vecia Carbonera
Naranzaria
Trattoria Ca' D'Oro 'Alla Vedova'
Osteria Bancogiro
Estro


Shopping

The narrow streets, the couryards and the fields in Venice, especially those that branch off from St.Mark Square, have an incredible concentration of galleries dedicated to jewelry, souvenirs and without precedent. If you are a fashion addict make a tour of Calle Larga XXII Marzo, you will find lots of Italian and international luxury top brands shops!



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