The Venice Film Festival is just around the corner and a world of experiences awaits your visit. Enjoy the city’s best aperitif time, take in the most breathtaking lagoon views, and prepare for an exquisite soirée of glamour and splendor.
Aperitif time in Venice
Gritti Terrace – The Gritti Palace is nothing short of a Venetian institution and its terrace offers one of the most captivating views of the lagoon city overlooking Punta della Dogana and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Soak up the unique Canal Grande experience over a refreshing aperitif and a light lunch while observing the venetian water life.
Harry’s Bar – A legendary restaurant in Venice, opened in 1931 by Arrigo Cipriani. Over the years, Harry’s Bar became the place where writers, painters, artists, aristocrats, kings and queens would meet. Among them there were Giancarlo Menotti, Peggy Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright, Joe di Maggio, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway. Harry’s Bar is home of the Bellini and Carpaccio.
Aman Venice – The bar at Aman Venice is inspired by one of the city’s most famous residents, Lord Byron – a famous English poet known for his romantic spirit. Set in a secret garden on the Grand Canal, the bar serves sophisticated drinks and light meals – including Aman’s take on classic Venetian cicchetti. This is the perfect place to watch the Venetian sunset, and enjoy a drink in the romantic canal-side garden.
Savour the view of the lagoon
Cip’s Club – A jewel in the crown of the historic Hotel Cipriani, Cip’s Club offers its guests a spectacle worthy of a theatrical performance: the magic of the Venice lagoon. Thanks to its privileged position on the Giudecca Island, the restaurant is the perfect meeting place with an incomparable view of St Mark’s Square and the surrounding waters.
Danieli – A must for anyone looking for a restaurant with a terrace in Venice. The famous Terrazza Danieli, located on the top floor of the iconic Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, is an elegant space overlooking the city, where you can savour typical Venetian dishes.
Gio’s Restaurant & Terrace – located inside the 5-star luxury hotel The St. Regis Venice, this restaurant offers one of the most beautiful views of Venice, with its wonderful terrace overlooking the Basilica della Salute on one side and Punta della Dogana on the other. The philosophy behind the restaurant’s cuisine is to create flavorsome dishes that reinterpret Venetian tradition with an international contemporary touch.
PARTY LIKE A STAR – Nightlife in Venice
Palazzina Grassi Venice – Palazzina Grassi is the first Italian hotel designed by the French architect Philippe Starck and the luxurious atmosphere and the best DJs in the world have made Palazzina Grassi the most glamorous place to party in Venice. During the Venice Film Festival, the Palazzina is the place to be to celebrate and experience the excitement of unmissable events. Get ready to wear your most elegant outfit and experience unforgettable nights.