Where to drink
When in Venice, do what Venetians do. They would rarely sit outside in Piazza San Marco’s Caffe’ Florian or Caffe’ Quadri, paying an exorbitant price. They prefer to stand up at the counter inside for coffee or drinks.
Traditional Venetian bars, known as bacari, are always the best way to taste wines of the Veneto region and areas nearby. Again, locals rarely sit down, preferring to hang out at the bar for a quick drink and snack.
When you’re walking around Venice, don’t be surprised to see historical pastry shops with many people inside, just before lunch or dinner. The shops sell delicious pastries and traditional Venetian cakes, but there is always a bar at the back, serving aperitivo like spritz al bitter: Campari, white wine and soda water.
Castello 6779, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, www.rosasalva.it
Da Bonifacio Castello 4237, Calle degli Albanesi, Dorsoduro 3764, Calle san Pantalon
For more elegant surroundings Bar Dandolo Nestled amidst marble columns on the ground floor of Hotel Danieli’s 14th century Palazzo Dandolo, Bar Dandolo provides a magnificent setting for a perfecty made Bellini. Riva degli Schiavoni 4196 Tel. 041 522-6480 www.danielihotelvenice.com
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