A girl's guide to Venice
Even more than the sum of its considerable charms, Venice never disappoints. Especially if you know where the stylish locals eat, drink and shop.
Here's a brief guide to the city for the travelling gals out there. The next time you're in Venice, be sure to never miss out on the best experiences.
-- For an innovative take on traditional food try Corte Sconta.
-- Small but perfectly formed Alle Testiere serves top-notch seafood.
-- A legend with locals and tourists alike, Alla Madonna is on the beaten track for good reason.
-- All’ Arco may be tiny but its culinary reputation is big.
-- Make like the Venetians and go to one of the traditional bacari bars for great-value wine by the glass, plus delicious cichetti, the local version of tapas. Two of the best are Cantina Do Mori and Antica Adelaide.
-- A young and lively crowd head to Muro Vino e Cucino for (very) late drinks. Also check out the numerous cool bars around Campo Santa Margherita.
More Venice inspiration
-- For showstopping vintage Italian jewellery visit Magnana Doriana.
-- The best modern Murano glass is by Venini. Breathtaking colours and shapes.
-- Store is an old-style haberdasher’s much loved for its beautiful leather gloves and top-quality cashmere.
-- Venice can be surprisingly tricky for fashion. The stand-out is Fabio Gatto, which has a lovely edit of relaxed chic.
-- For enchantingly quirky homewares visit Caigo da Mar.
-- Walk, walk, walk, and be sure to get lost – all part of the fun.
-- The loveliest Guggenheim in the world was once Peggy’s home, and is filled with her personal art collection.
-- The building may be falling down but the art at the Accademia is stupendous.
-- Buy a Chorus Card and make a circuit of 16 of Venice’s myriad churches. Don’t miss chocolate-box Santa Maria dei Miracoli.
-- Save time to visit the islands, especially technicolour Murano, off-the-beaten track Torcello and the eerie cemetery island.
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This article was written by Anna Murphy from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.