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THE DIRECTORY: VENICE

EAT

A Beccafico Arte
Strada Nuova Cannaregio 2289C – Venice

Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Type of Food: Seafood, Italian
Vibe: Fine Dining, Romantic Courtyard
Go for the seafood and pasta dishes

Dal Moro’s
Calle De La Casseleria, 5324 – Venice

Neighborhood: Castello
Type of Food: Pasta
Vibe: Take-Out, Fast Food
Go for the cheap and made-to-order pastas

La Colonna
Fondamenta Trapolin, 53/29 – Venice
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Type of Food: Italian
Vibe: Traditional, Outdoor seating
Go for the seafood off the tourist track

Princi Coffee
Ruga dei Spezieri, 347 – Venice

Neighborhood: Rialto
Type of Food: Sandwiches, Snacks
Vibe: Casual, Welcoming
Go for the baked goods and cappuccinos

Riviera
Fondamenta Zattere al Ponte Longo, 1473 – Venice

Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
Type of Food: Contemporary Venetian
Vibe: Intimate, Elegant
Go for the daily selection of marinated fish by the water


DRINK

Harry’s Bar
Calle Vallaresso, 1323 – Venice

Neighborhood: San Marco
Type of Bar: Historic Landmark
Vibe: Upscale, Pretentious
Go for the bellinis (they were invented here) to experience the history

Caffe Florian
Piazza San Marco, 57 – Venice

Neighborhood: San Marco
Type of Bar: Cafe, Historic Landmark
Vibe: Sophisticated, Iconic
Go for the affogato and the history but be mindful of prices

Tip: Grab a few beers to go from one of the small shops in San Marco Square for only a few euros each, and enjoy the music and atmosphere from the nearby cafes that charge triple the price.


STAY

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Giudecca, 10 – Venice

Neighborhood: Guidecca
Type of Hotel: Landmark
Vibe: Secluded, Charming, Old-Fashioned, Glamorous
Go for the privacy, the pool, the garden, and the romance

Metropole
Riva degli Schiavoni, 4149 – Venice

Neighborhood: Castello
Type of Hotel: Boutique
Vibe: Secluded, Ornate, Upscale
Go for the top-notch staff and true Venetian lifestyle

Charming House DD.724
Dorsoduro, 724 – Venice

Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
Type of Hotel: Boutique
Vibe: Stylish, Contemporary, Trendy
Go for the quiet but accessible accommodation

Images via A Beccafico ArteDal Moro’sLa Colonna, TripAdvisorPrinci CoffeeRivieraHarry’s BarCaffe Florian, and Tablet Hotels.

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