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A girl's guide to Venice

Published January 24th, 2016

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.

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-- 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.

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a daily morning UK English language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.