San Marco

 

 

What to see…

  1. Isola Di San Giorgio, admire the view of Venice from the campanile: take the elevator (queues are limited!) to the top of the bell tower and you’ll see the Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale in their magnificence.
  2. Campo Sant’Angelo, 15 minutes walk to San Marco, this is a perfect base to explore the city. This is a place where locals come to meet, so take a coffee and enjoy the atmosphere! Refreshingly uncrowded, is one of the best open spaces from where to enjoy the stars.
  3. Scala del Bovolo, bovolo means literally snail in Venetian dialect. Close to Capo Manin, the Contarini staircase is famous for its structure: the stairs wind around a central column with a decreasing pitch as they rise. The view from the top is breathtaking!

 

Where to stop…

  1. Enoteca Al Volto is considered the oldest wine bar in Venice, great place for wine lovers, amazing cicchetti. The restaurant offers a menu based on traditional lagoon cuisine with seasonal ingredients from the nearby Rialto Market.
  2. Rosticceria San Bartolomeo, this authentic Venetian rotisserie is extremely popular among local residents for its mozzarella in carrozza, a golden crusted mozzarella sandwich with ham or anchovy. Good extensive selection of mouth-watering traditional recipes.
  3. Rosa Salva with three shops in Venice, you can always find fresh pastries, creams, baba, biscuits, tarts and traditional cakes. Try it for your Venetian breakfast and order a croissant and cappuccino!