VENICE

MARGOT KECHLER

 Where do Venetians take a break from their humdrum routine? Which are their top spots? Stop asking and grab a seat among locals with our insider and event planner Margot Kechler. Not only food, but also cool stores and art galleries!

 

EAT

 

ANTICHE CARAMPANE
historical - local - traditional

One of the finest fish restaurants in the city. You can choose from a selection of classic dishes with a modern and creative touch.

 

OSTERIA AI PUGNI
local - cozy -
wine lover

A typical Venetian osteria offering great wine, cured meats
and a cosy atmosphere! Go there for a tasty aperitivo! 

 

OSSI DI SEPPIA    
local - cozy -
wine lover
€€
A small friendly place where to catch up with friends and enjoy some good wine and snacks on a budget. 

 

ESTRO
cozy - wine lovers - intimate
€€-€€€
A little cosy wine bar offering a great selection of wines from small producers around Italy. Perfect for an early bite! 

 

 

ACQUASTANCA
local - romantic - charming
€€-€€€
A local charming spot, perfect for a lunch or a romantic evening. Ask for gnocchi with scallops and zucchini or a beef tagliata and mushroom plate! A must-go if you are in Murano!

 

DAL NONO COLUSSI
local - traditional - charming
€€-€€€
A Venetian pasticceria serving daily fresh pastries and the fugassa, the local focaccia!

 

DIDOVICH
local - charming - café
€€-€€€
With outdoor seating on pretty Campo Santa Marina, sit down for a cooked breakfast. Join the locals propping up the counter, sipping coffee and tasting fritelle (doughnuts).  

 

L’OMBRA DEL LEON
traditional - view - aperitivo
€€-€€€
It offers an amazing panoramic view! It serves only lunch or aperitivo. 

 

TAVERNA LA FENICE
elegant - cocktails - traditional
€€€
Named by the Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, it’s one of the most elegant restaurants and meeting point of Venetians after the Opera. Amazing cocktails are served.

 

CAFFE’ LAVENA
historical - traditional - café
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Historical bar in Piazza San Marco where Venetian locals meet for aperitivo.

 

DRINK

 

SHIRAZ
local - cocktails - traditional
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Enjoy a good drink in a friendly atmosphere! 

 

CAFFE CENTRALE
cafe - cocktails - local
€€€
There’s a lounge area with a bar and a restaurant area with a small outdoors seating area. Enjoy great cocktails in a great ambiance! 

 

SHOP

 

CHIARASTELLA CATTANA
handmade - fashionable - artsy
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Discover the creations of textile designer Chiarastella Cattana and especially her cotton and linen mix jacquard fabrics… Perfect for home furnishing! 

 

PALWER JEWELS
handmade - fashionable - local
€€€€
Alessandro Palwer imagines, designs and creates beautiful limited edition fine jewelry made of precious stones and metals. 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

ALMA ZEVI
culture - gallery - contemporary art
Perception and distortion of architecture, colourful Murano-glass creative compositions, avant-garde films, sculptures and photography are just some of the few themes presented in this contemporary art gallery! 

 

BUGNO ART GALLERY
culture - contemporary art - gallery
Opened in 1991, the gallery devoted to Nouveau Réalisme, Fluxus artistic movements and “Venetian” Spatialism. Lately, the gallery has been following contemporary photography working directly with Italian and international artists.  

 

PALAZZO FORTUNY
culture - gallery - museum
Mariano Fortuny was a renowned figure in the high-fashion world for his finely pleated gowns worn by glamorous women. In this gothic palace he conducted the bulk of his life’s work. Today interesting temporary exhibitions are displayed! The last floor - the attic - is spectacular! 

LE STANZE DEL VETRO

culture - traditional - local 

An exhibition centre that hosts conferences, workshops and other events dedicated to glass!  

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