118 small islands, 417 bridges, 16 canals and 120 churches. We would like Venice to be more than that. Every sestiere (neighbourhood), every piece of land surrounded by the lagoon have a distinctive soul, energy and colours you should discover slowly. Inspiration is everywhere, just let your imagination guide you. For walkers and navigators.

Moments and splecial places

DORSODURO and GIUDECCA
  • Buying an ice-cream at Nico’s and taking a walk to the Punta della Dogana to enjoy the view of San Giorgio and the whole laguna
  • Aperitivo on the muretto at Schiavi’s, while looking at the Venentian daily life flowing on the San Trovaso canal
  • Spritz and live concert at the Chioschetto delle Zattere at sunset
  • Where do gondole come from? A visit to the Squero Tramontin, an historical boatyard, currently managed by the two sisters Elena and Elisabetta
  • Do not miss the current exhibitions at the Casa dei Tre Oci and take it as a chance to visit Giudecca

 

CANNAREGIO
  • A coffee at Majer’s and a visit to the historical Ghetto, the most ancient one in the world
  • Enjoy the magic of the day’s last light in Fondamenta della Misericordia with an aperitivo at Timon or Vino Vero and dinner at the near Orient Experience
  • Row in Fondamenta della Misericordia with Venice on Board

 

CASTELLO
  • Getting into the Castello district and losing yourself in its alleys
  • Slowly promenading along Riva degli Schiavoni to the Giardini della Biennale
  • Discovering an Old Style Venice with Camera Photo Epoche prints. Visiting this small photographic laboratory and official history archive to see, captured in black and white, the atmospheres of the Ventian “dolce vita”
  • Breathe in the fragrance of clothes hanging, suspended between one house and the other, listening to the city’s sounds

 

SAN POLO
  • Do not leave without: the authentic Furlane slippers by Pied à Terre or a refined piece of clothing by Tabinotabi
  • Your O km grocery shopping at Mercato di Rialto, one of the most authentic experiences to live in the city while also supporting local vendors
  • A gastronomic souvenir from Mascari or Casa del Parmigianino
  • Looking at kids play, moments of city life in Campo San Polo, sitting on a bench or with an aperitivo at the Birreria la Corte
SANTA CROCE
  • A postcard, an original poster, or a printed agenda realised through authentic typographic techniques by Venezia Stampa
  • San Giacomo dell’Orio where you can still breathe in the city’s liveful atmosphere

 

SAN MARCO
  • Either for an Italian coffee or an aperitivo just at the right time, every moment is perfect to sit at Paolin’s and watch life flow in the liveful and elegant campo Santo Stefano
  • A visit at Palazzo Grassi, with its exhibitions, the best representation of contemporary art in Venice, and then in the surrounding area, rich in shops and workshops of furniture, design, art and antiquities
  • Night out! Flaunt your most elegant dress to enter the history of the opera while attending a play at the Teatro la Fenice
  • Visiting one of the most beautiful squares in the world during the first lights of the day is a must, but also do not miss a promenade at the Giardini Reali di Venezia, just behind the Marciana library
  • Climb up to the terrace of the Fontego dei Tedeschi for a fantastic view of the Venice’s rooftops
LE ISOLE
  • A tour of the northern laguna between Murano, Burano and Torcello to the discovery of our most ancient traditions
  • It is true, we will never encourage you to take a dive in the canals! Although, during the summer, you can always rent an electric boat at Classic Boats to move freely in the laguna like a real Venetian, reaching the most remote corners and take a swim at sunset
  • Summer on a bicycle at Lido di Venezia up to the Bagni Alberoni for a jump into the past or a tour of the elegant Liberty villas