venice

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From its unmatched romantic vibes to its historical heritage to its indisputable beauty, there is no other city like Venice. The "Queen of the Adriatic" is composed of a maze of islands, canals, and bridges, which hide magnificent buildings, historical landmarks of great artistic and cultural importance, as well as charming restaurants and squares. There are no cars in Venice, but you won't need them anyway since "The City of Bridges" is best explored on foot.

Cafes

The Cafes to visit

Coffee shop in Venice, Italy

Caffè del Doge

Located in a quiet side street, out of the way of the tourist crowds, yet only a short walk from the famous Rialto bridge, Caffè del Doge is a cosy espresso bar offering excellent coffee prepared by expert and friendly baristas along with fresh and tasty pastries. We suggest you try the cappuccino Veneziano, which is made with dark chocolate.

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Caffè Florian, Venice, Italy

Caffé Florian

Caffè Florian opened its doors in 1720, and it is the oldest coffee house in continuous operation in Italy as well as one of the oldest in the world. Located in the famous Piazza San Marco, Caffè Florian offers coffee, cocktails, and snacks in a gorgeous Neo-Baroque setting, plus a daily permanent orchestra that livens the elegant cafe with sounds of classical music. There are also tables outside on the square if you prefer to people-watch.

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Barista pouring a cup of coffee

Torrefazione Cannaregio

For any coffee lover, this is the place to come to get your caffeine fix while in Venice, plus its lovely location on a side canal makes the trip even more worth it. Torrefazione Cannaregio offers an amazing range of house-roasted coffees along with sweet treats–the pistachio cream croissant comes highly recommended–in a rustic-chic setting with exposed bricks and bags of coffee beans.

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Adorable little girl eating tasty fresh ice cream outdoors on warm sunny summer day

La Mela Verde

Inaugurated in 2009, La Mela Verde is an artisanal ice cream shop as well as a charming creperie. Ice creams are produced with first-class products such as the Sicilian pistachio, the Piedmontese PGI hazelnut, and a great selection of seasonal fresh fruit. You can't miss the divine stuffed crêpes either.

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Italian patisserie

Rosa Salva

Being one of the city’s best patisseries, especially recommended for breakfasts or coffees, Rosa Salva offers several local specialities like zaleti and baicoli, which are typical Venetian cookies, as well the famous tiramisu, and a vast patisserie selection. At lunchtime, they also offer light meal options.

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Friends holding ice cream cones in Venice, Italy

Gelato Fantasy

Gelato Fantasy opened in the space of a blacksmith's former workshop. Since 1998, it has been an artisanal ice cream shop where workers share a deep love for tradition. Here you can try the cream of the Doges – a Venetian speciality – as well as tasty fresh fruit sorbets, seasonal flavours, and crêpes.

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Majer - Piazzale Roma

Majer is a combined bakery, cafe, and wine shop located in a quaint alleyway facing the Rio Novo Canal. You can try fresh pastries, cookies, typical Venetian cakes, or buy fresh bread and baked products, but what you can't miss is a breakfast with a cappuccino, croissant and tasty orange juice.

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Piazza San Marco with Campanile, Basilika San Marco and Doge Palace. Venice, Italy

Gran Caffè Quadri

Quadri is a traditional and luxurious cafe on St Mark's Square offering breakfast, dinner, and everything in between. It is an excellent venue to either sit down during the day and have a sandwich and a cup of coffee or enjoy cocktails or luxurious glasses of wine in the evening. Having live music play as you dine is not uncommon.

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Tiramisu

Pasticceria Rizzardini

Established in 1742, Rizzardini is the oldest Venetian patisserie and as such, values tradition and quality. The interiors may be tiny, but the offer of sweet treats is huge. Here, you will be able to choose among many types of biscuits and pastries and be sure to either try their signature tiramisu or indulge in some frittelle during Carnival time.

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Pastries in a Venetian dessert shop

Pasticceria Tonolo

This corner patisserie is a Venetian institution, and you will always find it bustling with people. Having a cup of coffee and a sweet pastry standing at the counter might be exactly what you need to start the day off right or treat yourself during an afternoon break. The types of pastries and baked goods you can choose are numerous, and the prices are kept affordable.

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