Although culinary Venice is famous for all things fishy, the sweet-toothed visitor needn't despair. You can feed your cocoa habit at two cioccolaterie that would put Chocolat's Vianne Rocher to shame. Dolceamaro (the name translates as 'bitter-sweet') is tucked away underneath the arches between campo San Bartolomeo and San Lio. Choc delights range from 100 per cent cocoa chocolate slabs for fundamentalists to a beautifully tailored man's shirt made entirely from milk chocolate. In colder weather, the hot chocolate is a must: get an espresso-sized shot of this dark gloopy delight to boost your energy levels after a deep midwinter sightseeing session. Run by the erstwhile owner of renowned bar Un Mondo diVino, the store also offers a range of fine wines. Pop in for a sweet, rather than bitter-sweet, experience.