Things to do in Venice

Things to do in Venice

Most of all, Venice is a city for having a romantic dinner in one of the elegant restaurants on a fairylike and magical location with a view on the beautiful buildings and canals. But not only is the atmosphere perfect, also the food in Venice will not let you down. Here you can enjoy the best of the Italian kitchen, with great seafood, delicious pasta dishes and much more. Did you already taste the great Italian wines and cheese? During your citybreak Venice you will have enough opportunities. After a nice dinner you can extent your evening out in Venice by visiting one of the many bars and cafés. Or maybe you prefer a nice nightclub or discotheque? Here you can read more about the places to be for a fabulous night in Venice!

Restaurants Venice

Does the Italian kitchen still needs some introduction? In Venice you can enjoy the best Italian food in the most charming restaurants on earth. The Italian kitchen excels in seafood, pastas and pizzas. All dishes come with typical Mediterranean spices an olive oil. But with so many good restaurants in Venice, how do you choose the right one? Here we selected some nice restaurants where a fantastic dinner is guaranteed.

Osteria Antico Dolo
Because of the homely and intimate ambiance you will immediately feel at ease in the Osteria Antico Dolo, a very old traditional Venetian restaurant. Here they serve the best Venetian dishes like the home specialty Rissa Tripe and many seafood-based dishes. The restaurant is situated close to the Rialto Bridge in the heart of Venice.
Address: Ruga Rialto 778

Al Giardinetto
Al Giardinetto is a very special place in Venice to have dinner. The restaurant is located very close to the famous Piazza San Marco in the historical Palazzo Zorzi. You can enjoy your dinner in the amazing courtyard in the shade of a true vineyard. At Al Giardinetto you can order delicious dishes as Venetian-style cuttlefish with polenta or Sardelle in saor.
Address: Ruga Giuffa Castello 4928

Muro is one of these hidden places waiting to be discovered. This reasonable priced, but very nice restaurant is located a little bit off the tourist track, but not far from the well known Rialto Market. You can order some nice snacks and have a glass of wine at the bar, but you can also order straightforward dishes in the little restaurant upstairs. The dishes of the day are always very nice!
Address: Rialto Market, San Polo 222

Nightlife Venice

Venetian nightlife is not as vibrant and lively as in other Italian cities as Milan or Rome. Venice is very quiet in the night. Therefore it is for sure a great destination for a romantic citybreak. No other city in the world can rival with the magical atmosphere of Venice. The nightlife mostly centers on the famous squares like the Piazza San Marco. But of course also in Venice you can find a few nice clubs and bars. We can recommend you the following clubs:

Piccolo Mondo
Piccolo Mondo is a small but nice disco bar, but only in summer time it serves as a disco. The disco bar was founded in 1963 under the name El Souk. The name was suggested by the rich and famous Peggy Guggenheim. Lots of celebrities already visited this exclusive disco bar.
Address: Accademia D.D. 1056/a

Casanova is a bar, restaurant and club. After dinnertime, around 22:00, Casanova turns into a club. It does not close until 04:00. The club has a weekly program with on Wednesday night salsa, on Thursday night rock and alternative, on Friday dance and on Saturday a DJ will get the party going.
Address: Lista di Spagna 158a

Harry s Bar
One of the places in Venice you really shouldn´t miss is Harry´s Bar near Piazza San Marco. It has a long en remarkable history. The bar is especially known because of the many celebrities, who visited the place including; Hemmingway, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Peggy Guggenheim and Barbara Hutton.
Address: San Marco 1323

Theatre Venice

Many tourists on a citybreak in Venice enjoy a theatre show. Venice counts many theatres of good quality. By visiting a theatre show you can explore the rich cultural life of Venice. This will give your citybreak Venice a whole new dimension. Maybe you would like to visit one of the following theatres; Theatre Toniolo, Theatre La Fenice or Theatre Goldoni.

Theatre Toniolo
This theatre is situated in Mestre. It is one of the most important theatres around Venice with a programming including al different kinds of performing arts, like; classical and popular music concerts, dance performances and comedies. The theatre has a capacity of around 800 seats.
Address: P.tta Cesare Battisti, 1 30172 Mestre

Theatre La Fenice
Theatre La Fenice is an amazing opera house and belongs to the most famous opera houses of Europe. The theatre has a long history. In 1792 a new theatre was built to replace an earlier theatre on this location. The name of this new theatre was La Fenice. But during time, La Fenice has been rebuilt a few times after being destroyed by fire. The last time the opera was reconstructed was in 2001. The theater was rebuilt in the 19th century style based on Aldo Rossi´s design. At this opera you can watch the best and most famous operas.
Address: Campo S. Fantin 1965

Theatre Goldoni
Goldoni is a very beautiful and very popular theatre in the centre of Venice, at the Piazza San Marco. The theatre is named after the successful comedy writer Carlo Goldoni. He is especially known for writing many theatre plays in the Venetian dialect. The theatre offers a varied program.
Address: 4650, S. Marco

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