Doing Venice like a local

There are many places in the world, even in Europe, that I didn't get the chance to visit yet. Barcelona and Amsterdam, for example, or on the top of that list. Venice, however, is one of the cities I had the chance to visit multiple times (back in the days, by night train from Vienna) and have learned to love. This year in Mai I've travelled with my family to support our dear family friend Alban Muja for the opening of his Kosovo Pavillion at the Arsenale. Between the Biennale, our trip was all about food and drinks and you'll find below a list of my favourite places.


Personal highlights

Favorite museum in the world and Aperol Spritz

Punta della Dogana
Fantastic modern art collection in a restored building by Tadao Ando
Dorsoduro, 2, 30123 Venezia

Osteria Bancogiro
Modern yet authentic place, great food and drinks, right by the water front
Campo San Giacometto, Ponte di Rialto


Biennale locations

Pavillions and exhibition space

Giardini della Biennale
Beautiful gardens featuring national pavilions built by famous architects
Calle Giazzo, 30122 Venezia

Arsenale della Biennale
Historical building hosting the annual art exhibitions
Campo de la Tana, 2169


Restaurants for Lunch

Easy and delicious

A La Campana
Cozy lunch, must-go
Calle dei Fabbri, 4720

Good value for money
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1788

Dal Moro's
Decent take-away pasta
Calle Casseleria, 5324

Trattoria alla Rampa
Local’s place
Calle Seconda de la Fava, 1135


Restaurants for Dinner

Local delicacies

Antiche Carampane
Highly recommended, traditional seafood place
Rio Terà de le Carampane, 1911

Enoteca Ai Artisti
Great quality, great price
Fondamenta della toletta 1169 abc

La Zucca
One of the best restaurants in town, known also for great veg options
San Croce, 1762

Corte Sconta
Laidback, seafood place, local insider tip
Calle del Pestrin, 3886

Ostaria Boccadoro
Great food, great fish, beautiful interior
Calle Larga Widmann, 5405/a

Enoteca Al Volto
Oldest vine, generous prices, reasonable prices
Calle Cavalli, 4081



The authentic venetian snack

Cantine del Vino già Schiavi (pictured)
Legendary tavern, amazing selection and a beautfiful location
Fondamenta Nani, 992

Al Bottegon
A super-traditional, local favourite and a must for cicchetti aficionados
Fondamenta Nani, 992

Cantina Do Mori
Most ancient tavern in venice, legendary decor a hidden gem
S. Polo, 429

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